Bob Reselman

10 articles

Containers 101

About six months ago, I started to notice that there is a lot of hubbub going around in the tech-o-sphere about containers as a...

Lessons Learned: Effective Change Management, Selling, and Do-Overs

Change management applies as much to developers as it does to all other members of a software team. Yet, developers tend to leave issues...

Lesson Learned: How to Organize a Productive Developer Meeting

Have you ever found yourself in a tech meeting, looking off into space, wondering why you are there, wondering what's going on, hoping that...

Lesson Learned: Keeping the Focus on the Object of Focus

I don't know about you, but for me, getting a group of software engineers to make a technical decision is about as easy getting...

Lessons Learned: Effective Change Management, Part 1

When it comes to developers and managing developers, their notion of change management has to do more with version control and code updates, typically...

Three Questions to Answer When Reporting an Error

Most error messages suck. They reveal little about the problem at hand and even less about how to pursue a remedy. Whether the device...

Lessons Learned: A Craftsman’s Approach to Software Development

To quote a friend of mine, a very experienced IT consultant, Carl Nestingen, "Whether I am designing a new data schema or remodeling my...

Using Randomization in Java Unit Testing

The amazing thing about life is that it is consistent and random simultaneously. If you live in the northeast of the United States, you...

The 7 Rules for Writing World Class Technical Documentation

Introduction Writing a technical document is hard. Reading a poorly written technical document is harder, and probably more painful than writing one. It takes a...

Real World REST Using Jersey, AJAX and JSON

function expandWindow(url){ window.open(url,"","menubar=1,resizable=1,width=500,height=500"); }Introduction REST, Representational State Transfer, is a powerful, lightweight architecture that allows you to work with...

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