Ahhh… that’s the first production release of my latest project at work out the door today. I can’t talk too much about specifics, but it’s not a big secret that Wotif is enabling various B2B aspects of our web site, mainly with the registered hotels. Today saw the first big step in that direction. 🙂 And it feels great to see a new project go out and get used.
Continue reading “There’s no feeling like releasing software…”
Hmmm… salaries are going up again Speaking as an employee, not an employer, this sounds like good news. 🙂
Continue reading “Salaries are rising.”
What an amazing idea… My old employer, Suncorp is having a promotion where you can round up bill payments to the nearest dollar and donate the extra to charity Simply put, when you pay a bill via their internet banking app, you can donate to charity at the same time. The current charity is the Hear and Say Centre and I’m more than happy to support them.
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I’m leaving Suncorp in January, after about 3 years there. I’m taking up a position at wotif.com where I will be joining a small team that drives their website.
Continue reading “Moving on – reflections”
I did a silly thing last week. I’ve been avoiding being given a task for the last nine months, and then all of a sudden I ended up volunteering to do it, for all sorts of reasons. The task: work out how to use WebLogic Workshop as a real tool, in conjunction with our other standard practices (like, oh, source control unit tests command-line builds and daily/continuous builds And I’m realizing why I tried so hard to avoid it.
Continue reading “Why do things have to be so bloody hard????”
Esther Derby describes a notice from Gallup about the lack of recognition and appreciation in modern companies.
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There’s a fundamental design principle with web-based applications that constantly amazes me people forget. It’s a simple one, too.
Web applications are inherently stateless
Continue reading “Web Application Design Principle #1”
Jon Eaves of Thoughtworks was writing on managing Eclipse updates and how to preserve your environment between upgrades.
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