Friday, October 24, 2008

And Now This Special Report . . .

Instead of writing a technical article I thought I would cheat a bit on my posting and put up some links that I have found interesting. I admit that I probably read way too many blogs, however, most are technology related so they apply to my work. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

I really like Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror. He provides a great mix of good content coupled with a self deprecating and humorous tone. His post today is one of the reasons I enjoy his blog so much, check out The World’s Most Dangerous Blog.

I read Eric Sink’s book back in June and I have read his blog for quite a while. He recently did a post on Product Parenting which is his take on product management. I found it very interesting and a good read for anyone who is interested in product management.

I have also read two of Joel Spolsky’s, the famous Joel on Software, books ( see the reviews here and here)and I also appreciate his writing style. He doesn’t post as much as he has in the past but he is still publishing articles. I enjoyed his most recent article “How Hard Could It Be?: Sins of Commissions”.

For my marketing fix I rely on Seth Godin, his blog is a mix of marketing insight and other practical advice. There are so many great thoughts on this blog that it is hard to choose just one. However, I found his post Is Effort a Myth? very interesting. His advice is to take some of your “spare time” and spend it more productively, now I just have to find a way to get two more hours in my day.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend Southwest Fox you can get some recaps from some of the organizers Doug Hennig and Rick Schumer. For the lighter side of Southwest Fox take a look at this post by Andrew MacNeill.

Of course I have to mention some posts on J.D. Mullin’s blog. J.D. attended Southwest Fox with me and he did a post on Retrofitting Client Server Access. He also published a posting written by Mark Wilkins, a senior software engineer on the Advantage R&D team, about the use of Solid State Drives (SSDs).

Hope you enjoy the links, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.

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