31 May '12, 1pm

the best investment I ever made in my profession:

- for one of the best bosses I've ever had. I was the lone developer working on NextGen projects, our customers were happy, I was paid well, & I had plenty of vacation - things were good. Truthfully, I felt like I was on top of the world. However, I couldn't help but feel like something was missing. I'd seen a bit of 'how things could be' by reading Refactoring & Extreme Programming Explained . I was 24 years old, and I felt like my current situation wasn't going to allow me to grow much. I'm convinced that if I were older I wouldn't have changed a thing, but I was young, and I dove into the deep-end of consulting. Like I mentioned, I'd seen a bit of the light before I made the jump. I had read a few good books, I was using Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration at work, and I'd seen the (successful) results of my efforts. Before I joined the NextGen team...

Full article: http://blog.jayfields.com/2012/05/single-best-thing-for-m...

Tweets

Our 2012 June Best of the Best issue is on newsstands now! Get today's free preview here

Our 2012 June Best of the Best issue is on news...

robbreport.com 30 May '12, 6pm

(912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) burns 170 gallons of fuel per hour, making it the most fuel-efficient jet in this cate...

Best of the Best 2012: Resorts: Ballyfin

Best of the Best 2012: Resorts: Ballyfin

robbreport.com 01 Jun '12, 1pm

Built in 1822 as the home of British baronet Sir Charles Coote, Ballyfin Demesne was once Ireland’s most lavish Regency ma...

The best American cities for green spaces

grist.org 31 May '12, 5pm

With the revitalization of American cities has come increased excitement about public parks; we may have less land to spar...

Best of the Best 2012 - the Aston Martin Virage Volante takes Robb Report's Best Convertible title:

Best of the Best 2012 - the Aston Martin Virage...

robbreport.com 30 May '12, 7am

Aston martin is a boutique builder of beauties—luxury sports cars that cling tightly to the past yet never show their age....

@Hublot Cathedral Minute Repeater noted as a "Best of the Best" in the @RobbReport June issue!

@Hublot Cathedral Minute Repeater noted as a "B...

robbreport.com 30 May '12, 6am

"Listen to it while it’s on your wrist," says Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver of the company’s King Power Cathedral Minu...

4 Things You Can Learn from the Craft Brewing Industry

4 Things You Can Learn from the Craft Brewing I...

triplepundit.com 30 May '12, 9am

Read the rest of the series here » Everyone loves craft beer. Photo © 2012 Jason E. Kaplan Craft brewing is an industry th...

Global Renewable Energy Investment Sector Faces...

solarindustrymag.com 30 May '12, 4pm

Following a record year in 2011, investment flows in clean energy during the first quarter of 2012 (Q1'12) were the weakes...

The @RobbReport 2012 Best of the Best Sports Utility Vehicle award goes to...the 2013 Infiniti JX!

The @RobbReport 2012 Best of the Best Sports Ut...

robbreport.com 29 May '12, 9pm

With a starting price of just over $40,000, the Infiniti JX35 (www.infiniti.com ) is one of the more cost-effective vehicl...

After a 17-year career, Caroline O’Connor resig...

golfweek.com 30 May '12, 6pm

Stanford Athletics Caroline O'Connor Caroline O’Connor has resigned as the head women’s golf coach at Stanford, ending a 1...

Robb Report names #KEF Blade Best of the Best 2012: Audio

Robb Report names #KEF Blade Best of the Best 2...

robbreport.com 30 May '12, 9am

A triumph of form and function, the KEF Blade (732.683.2356, www.kef.com ) is a standout loudspeaker in its price class fo...

Best of the Best in travel @RobbReport names #H...

robbreport.com 30 May '12, 6pm

— With its extraordinary selection of digital enhancements, the iPad edition of Robb Report ’s 24th annual “Best of the Be...

My song will be next big thing: Model Alesia Ra...

sfluxe.com 30 May '12, 10pm

“I have a very delicate image and very soft look, so looking sexy and aggressive has been a challenging task for me. I hav...

Using emulation to debug software and hardware ...

eetimes.com 30 May '12, 6am

Today’s system-on-chip (SoC) designs aren’t just hardware anymore. In the past, the creation of hardware chips was separat...

Britain's Ennis produces best heptathlon in the world for five years

Britain's Ennis produces best heptathlon in the...

european-athletics.org 27 May '12, 6pm

Britain's Ennis produces best heptathlon in the world for five years | 27.05.2012 Tweet Jessica Ennis was on form at the H...