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Putting the I Back into Infrastructure

Tonight at the IT Pro Toronto we did a pre-launch of the Infrastructure 2010 project.  Have you ever been in a position where you just don’t have a clear grasp of a concept or design?  It’s not fun.  As a result, CIPS Toronto, IT Pro Toronto, and TorontoSQL banded together to create a massive event…

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Make it Right: Revisited

In the previous post Make it Right I asked the question Why aren’t more people making it right? I was curious why people don’t take the time to write software properly.  There are lots of jokes about bad software development: If houses were built the same way programmers build programs, we’d all be living on…

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Resources for Students who Hate School

I hated school.  Technically, I’m still enrolled in college.  Bachelors of Business Management.  Blech.  I figured at least with business, I would learn something useful later in life.  I chose against Comp. Sci. for a few reasons.  One being that I know a couple PhD’s that know nothing about building applications in the real world….

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What Makes us Want to Program? Part 1

When I saw this comic a couple weeks ago, it hit a chord just right with me. Except of course it was PHP, and grade 9.  The funny thing was, I started writing programs way back when I was in grade 5.  I tried to start learning development when I was in grade 3.  Let…