A long overdue post

Published: 05/29/2020

This is a long over due post. I had many hopes for Pro Dev Mentor. I had many plans of what I was going to say, sell and do. But then I lost my job then was thrown into the world of consulting. I spent 50-60 hours a week for a solid year developing software to manage software. It felt recursive. Then this blog really took a back seat. I’ve let AdamBourg.com and Prodevmentor.com sit, Pro dev has expired and my own site has site idle for years. It’s a waste really.

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Living the dream: Working from home

Published: 05/02/2018

It has long been my dream to be my own boss, set my own schedule and travel the world. I often dreamed of the idea of being able to work from home, make money and set myself free from the open workspace or cube farms of the office world.

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Using Artillery To Load Test

Published: 04/16/2018

Recently at work, I tasked myself with building a new test automation suite so we can start to refactor the application with low risk. One of the challenges is to ensure that performance does not decrease as we make the code higher quality.

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Parsing JSON files made easy

Published: 04/12/2018

In JavaScript land I’ve discovered a neat tool to help you parse JSON easier and faster. I’m going to give you a sample of a JSON, I need you to parse the JSON and give me a array of all students names.

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Deploying a Node.JS application to Azure

Published: 04/02/2018

My new job has taken me to interesting new adventures. This job has introduced me to the fun of trying to get Node.JS and other open source tools to work with the latest versions of Windows.

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Surprise! Time to dust off the resume!

Published: 03/30/2018

It’s been a little over a month since I last blogged, and an eventful month it has been. During my absence I rediscovered the joys of searching for a new job, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

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Contract driven testing is the best testing

Published: 02/19/2018

I love testing. I’ve always been a big fan of testing, but in the last 5 years, I’ve seen a lot of really terrible tests written. Today I’m going to explain to you the levels of testing I believe are most useful.

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Most meetings suck: How to re-factor team meetings

Published: 02/16/2018

Most meetings suck. The person running them doesn’t actually run the meeting. They’re collections of random people unfocused, collectively wasting time for little or no purpose. How do we make meetings more effective and not waste time?

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