October 17, 2019 - https://mwop.net/Due to disorganization on my part, I accidentally booked php[world] 2019 to coincide with a family commitment.
After reviewing a variety of options, I let the organizers know last week that I could no longer attend. It’s a situation I hate, because there’s nobody to blame but me, and no matter what option I could come up with, somebody would end up disappointed or inconvenienced. For my part, my family had to come first.
October 11, 2019 - https://www.aligneddev.net#Architecting UI Automation Projects for Maintainability I published this article on November 10, 2015 on GeeksWithBlogs.net and have ported it here. I’ve been on a team now for a year+ and we’ve been using Selenium to automate acceptance tests before we consider a feature as completed. We’ve caught many regression issues that our Jasmine unit tests haven’t (which sometimes is a gap in our Jasmine tests, and sometimes is just a Knockout binding issue) and have avoided QA picking up buggy software for manually testing.
October 3, 2019 - https://mwop.net/Update As of 2019-10-01, I am once again employed full-time. Thank you everyone who reached out!
Fourteen years ago, almost to the day, I received a job offer from Zend to join their nascent eBiz team, where I started contributing almost immediately to the yet-to-be-announced Zend Framework. Two years later, I joined the Zend Framework team full-time. A year later, I was promoted to Architect. A year after that, I was promoted to Project Lead of Zend Framework, a role I kept for the next ten years.
September 22, 2019 - https://www.aligneddev.netThe Principles of Sowing and Reaping - Small Actions Over Time Add Up to Big Results The Bible tells us that we will reap what we sow. I believe that this happens mostly small incremental, day to day, moment to moment parts of life. It’s amazing how many examples this wisdom can be applied to in life and in software development. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
March 14, 2019 - OmnitechOmnitech is looking to add dedicated, eager, open-minded engineers to our Sioux Falls and Rapid City locations. Omnitech works with companies of all sizes, capabilities, and industries which including banking, medical and manufacturing. The one constant: investment in technology is critical to their business growth.