Category: Notes

  • Top Post from 2016

    Top Post from 2016

    If a blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it doesn’t then I’m happy. Why? Because I write for myself pageviews haven’t been the goal. Part of me is intrigued by traffic patterns. Understanding reading behavior and data is helpful. I can understand the mindset behind basing goals on pageviews.…

  • Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook : 10 Timeless Strategies To Market Anything

    Ever wondered how you can you spread your ideas through social media? Gary Vaynerchuk answers this question and many more in his book Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook. This is another edition to my one page book summaries that I’ve started recently. This book is super tactical. The major platforms that this book talks about…

  • Good To Great : One Page Summary

    “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t.” Is a management book by Jim C. Collins that describes how companies can go from being good companies to great companies. Most companies fail during this segue but “Good to Great” helps you avoid these same failure. I feel like this book could…

  • Smartcuts : 9 Quotes For Programmers

    Smartcuts : 9 Quotes For Programmers

    How can Software Developers use the techniques they use on the job to rapidly advance their careers? That’s one of the few questions entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow answers in his book Smartcuts.

  • Growth Hacking In 4 Deceptively Simple Steps

    Growth Hacking In 4 Deceptively Simple Steps

    How did companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Dropbox have rapid growth while going against tough competition? Ryan Holiday would say it’s because they use a new set of marketing strategies called growth hacking. He explains how in his book Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising. I recently finished reading Growth…

  • To Be A GREAT Programmer Learn History

    If you want to learn how to be a GREAT programmer, not just good enough to program an app application, but good enough to be GREAT, study machine language. Study 1s and 0s. Study the history of the computer, learn how to make an operating system, and Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, Lisp, C, C++, all the…

  • The Two Paths You Can Take To Learn A Skill

    This is an excerpt from my post on Finding What To Learn Next which I wrote for the Simple Programmer blog.

  • Excerpt On Finding What To Learn Next

    Just wanted to share a bit from a post that I wrote for Simple Programmer a website that helps developers make the complex simple. The post goes into methods that software developers or testers can use to find what to learn next. Being able to learn things quickly is an amazing skill to have—even more so…

  • 3 Common Pitfalls When Scaling Automated Test

    So your got a few automated test under your belt and are ready to take it to the next level. Its time to start scaling things out. There are a few things you’ll want to keep an eye out for. Don’t get caught of guard by these common pitfalls.