JDRF, Diabetes and SEP

SEP is a corporate sponsor of a charity that is very close to home. As a person with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is helping…

Been There, Done That

“Been there, done that” is a dangerous phrase in software engineering. I recently watched Ben Orenstein’s talk “Refactoring From Good to Great“, and it got me thinking about how easy…

Let’s Extend our Monkeysphere

You need to read this article on [Warning: NSFW]: what is the monkeysphere. Go on; I’ll wait. Funny; so true, but the author doesn’t go into how we can we…

“That wasn’t so bad…” – but why did we find so many dead-end streets?

SEP is having another blog battle, and this week my topic is “That wasn’t so bad”. Once upon a time, a teammate and myself were tasked with tracking down this…

Pvryevor of Fyne Coddes

When I think about someone being a “purveyor” of something, I tend to think of the antique shops my mom used to drag me to as a kid. These places…

Positive Deviance

What’s that? Another SEP Blog Battle you say? Of course I’ll chime in! What’s that? The first topic I’ve got is Positive Deviance? Ok… What the heck is Positive Deviance?…

Been There, Done That

It’s Blog Battlin’ time here at SEP again, and though the rules have changed the sentiment is the same – Get out there and write. So, here goes nothing. If…

Blog Battle: Pvreryvre of fyne coddes

This post is being manually syndicated from my external blog, Larry Price And The Endless Cup of Coffee, as part of the Spring 2013 SEP Blog Battle. Ice pellets bounced…

SEP Blog Battle: Positive Deviance

Deviant – that’s a bad thing, right?  I mean, that’s the common connotation.  A deviant is someone who swerves off the beaten path and is usually frowned upon for it. …

That wasn’t so bad

I wrote a blog post. And now I’m expanding it. It’s easier than it seems, at first, to start a blog. So many of you out there think “I should…

Blog Battle: What Can I Learn From My Teenage Self

I got a good laugh when I opened the Blog Battle e-mail containing the above prompt. I’m fairly certain I would disregard just about any message teenage me tried to…

Blog Battle: What Could I Learn from my Teenage Self?

What follows is my entry for the SEP Blog Battle Brackets, wherein we pit Engineer against Engineer in prose pugilism. This week’s topic: “What Could I Learn from my Teenage…

What Mobile Platform Should We Target?

  We often get clients interested in mobile solutions to their problems. One of the biggest questions they have for us is “what platform should we even target?” iOS? Android?…

Passwords, P@55w0rD$, Schmasswords

I have too many passwords.  I admit that I don’t always use a unique password on websites that I rate low on my ‘do I care if I get hacked’…

Chris Shinkle Nominated for 2013 Brickell Key Award

Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) Director of Innovation Chris Shinkle has been nominated as one of six finalists for the 2013 Brickell Key Award. Awarded to two worthy individuals every year…

Code Reviews – the way it should be?

This past Monday and Tuesday, I attended all-day training sessions led by David Hussman.  He’s a big Agile guy, but more than Agile he kind of picks and chooses the…

Inaugural AgileIndy Conference a Success

As a leader in the software industry, Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) strives to stay abreast of the best practices, tools, and thought leaders in the community. In 2012, AgileIndy,  a…