Featured Posts From SEPeers
The Debt metaphor sucks
November 20, 2018
I speak very highly of my wife’s Grandfather, Stan. He served in the United States Army during World War II, working on radar installations in or near Italy. He had...
On tests and testing
May 17, 2018
Hello, gentle reader. Please allow me to rock your entire human face by dropping this truth bomb: Tests are about more than testing. “Obviously!” you yell, your riposte ringing out...
My manager gave me an AWS IoT button…
April 4, 2017
Originally published over here. With the touch of a button you can notify the world that you touched a button. I was sitting at my desk the other day, busily shifting...
Puppet – Configuration Management Ignite Talk
February 27, 2017
I recently gave my very first ignite talk, which was on a configuration management tool called Puppet. The short version of the already short ignite talk is: Puppet is cool....
Mutation Testing – Totally a Thing
July 14, 2015
Reposted from the original host Mutation Testing Mutation testing is a way to verify that your code is covered by tests. Oh? Go on… “What, like code coverage?” you may...
Builds should fail sometimes
November 18, 2014
Reposted from my personal blog Inception: Mike is dumb “Well, you don’t want your builds to succeed all the time…” I remember hearing that for the first time a year or two...
Do you Git? FEEDBACK PLEASE.
July 28, 2014
TL;DR I made this thing and I want to know if I should keep making it. If you do Git, go here: http://l2git.com/ — and then go answer some questions. Why Every...
Introducing the SEP Ping Pong Switch
May 1, 2014
What’s that mysterious switch in the Commons? Remember this? Briefly, SEPeers were extremely frustrated by the inability to know, sitting at their desks, whether the ping pong table was actively being...
New SEP GitHub Project: Jenkins Hue Build Monitor
January 16, 2014
You’ve seen those lights around the fourth floor? You know the ones: Those lights are tied to continuous integration servers and provide those teams with instant, obvious notification when the...
New SEP GitHub Project: TFS Manual Build Creator
January 11, 2014
Have you ever needed to integrate artifacts built on an existing build server (like Jenkins) with Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS)? I hadn’t either until last week, when I found...
SEP, Ping Pong, and PDUs
September 9, 2013
Want to learn Embedded Programming and Earn PDUs? You may have heard that our ping pong players recently routed the DeveloperTown team and that we are #1 and awesome in...
Blog Battle: Narrative Driven Development
May 30, 2013
Narrative Driven Development If your team has adopted Test Driven Development you may have noticed one of the pain points is that in a reasonably complex system it can become difficult to...
Blog Battle: The Next 25 Years
May 22, 2013
A lot of folk may look to 25 years from now with some level of optimism. I ain’t sayin’ they’s wrong, what with them fancy nanotechnologies and printin’ human organs...
Blog Battle: How to Flail
May 15, 2013
History Flails have been used as agricultural tools for centuries, typically to thresh grains such as wheat and help separate the chaff, leaving the kernel for consumption or further processing...
Blog Battle: Changing Plans
April 10, 2013
What follows is my entry for the SEP Blog Battle Brackets, wherein we pit Engineer against Engineer in Literary Lucha Libre. This week’s topic: “Changing Plans”. I had always planned...
Blog Battle: My Favorite Line(s) of Code
April 3, 2013
What follows is my entry for the SEP Blog Battle Brackets, wherein we pit Engineer against Engineer in WordPress wrastlin’. This week’s topic: “My Favorite Line(s) of Code”. “What’s my...
Blog Battle: What Could I Learn from my Teenage Self?
March 26, 2013
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...