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Learn Faster

Posted by Sameer on October 3, 2008 in Programming, Visual SourceSafe, Work Related |

Change of atmosphere is actually a much faster way to learn, as I recently found out due to a job change.  A lot of time spent in the same environment working with the same people and learning stagnates.  If you really want to learn something different, be bold, take a risk, and change jobs.  Another […]

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Follow The Leader

Posted by Sameer on July 17, 2008 in Software Engineering, Work Related |

In order to succeed as a team, in any sort of team, you have to follow this basic principle, which has been applied and maybe is accepted universally. The principle is simple.    Appoint a Leader Leader makes council with the team Leader makes a decision Team supports leader in his or her decision   […]

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How to Waste Millions Of Dollars With Outsourcing (or Make Millions)

Posted by Sameer on July 10, 2008 in Software Engineering, Work Related |

My experiences with outsourcing including tips on how to save millions of dollars or waste them.

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PHP VS. ASP.NET

Posted by Sameer on May 8, 2008 in .NET articles, Work Related |

This is a very shallow comparison of my experiences with PHP and ASP.NET Don’t take this as a religious war or something, the idea is just some basic comparison.   Here is a summary: If you are choosing which technology to use to build an application, use .NET. You will get more bang for the buck. With […]

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Unit test your life!

Posted by Sameer on April 29, 2008 in Software Engineering, Work Related |

Two interesting examples as to how you can solve many problems not just in coding but in your life too by applying the principles of unit testing. This post gives you something to think about in regards to unit testing and why to use it in a more broad perspective.

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Five Points To Improve Your Estimation

Posted by Sameer on March 28, 2008 in Software Engineering, Work Related |

Estimation is a skill that is essential when doing software development and software engineering. Here are five points that are practical and can be used towards understanding how to estimate and improve your estimates.

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My experiences with pair programming

Posted by Sameer on March 19, 2008 in Work Related |

My initial experiences with pair programming and the benefits I see from it.

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Timing is EVERYTHING

Posted by Sameer on December 23, 2007 in Work Related |

Using time to your advantage in order to achieve great results at your place of employment. This tip has been used successfully several times by me to implement remarkable changes in our process with full approval of management!

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Understanding Your 10 Days Vacation

Posted by Sameer on November 12, 2007 in Work Related |

This article is based on Canadian vacation laws. It seems that most people don’t understand that by law we get 4% vacation.  So where does this number of 2 weeks come from? Well If you calculate 50 weeks * 4%, you will end up with 2 weeks, what that means is in 1 year, you […]

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Social Engineering And Monkeys

Posted by Sameer on August 16, 2007 in Work Related |

An interpretation of a psychological experiment and how it applies at the work place – how people are unwilling to change and continue to repeat past patterns of behavior for no reason other than thats the way it was always done.

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