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Jerome Terry
Works at Desire2Learn
Attended Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lives in Paradise, Newfoundland
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Programming Tips and Tricks
Ham Zaf asked the following question on Quora. Computer Programmers :   What are the greatest programming tips and tricks you have learned on your own by years of coding? Here's the answer I wrote. How would you have answered this question?
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Code Comments
The whole "no comments" thing can be taken too far. We should strive to write code that is clear as possible so comments aren't necessary. However, the act of writing a function header before writing the function is a good way to think about the intent of t...
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The Software Craftsman
I've just finished reading  The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride by Sandro Mancuso, and I must say that it resonated with me. Treating software development as a craft, and striving for mastery is something that I admire. This book refl...
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Coupling / Cohesion
There was a question asked on the 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know Linkedin group about coupling and cohesion  that got me thinking. My first response was to point to the video by  +J. B. Rainsberger :  Understanding Coupling and Cohesion . Bu...
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2014 Reading List
Below are the books I've read (so far) in 2014. Mainly business books, some technical (some for desk reference), and a couple on Zen, and a couple of novels. Rework , Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hanson High Output Management, Andrew Grove How Google Works...
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Why I bought a MacBook Air
I've been looking around for a new laptop for a while now, and I finally decided on the MacBook Air. Specifically, the 2014 13 inch model, 128 GB SSD, 1.4 GHz Core i5, 8 GB of RAM. It's by far the best laptop I've ever owned, and I couldn't be happier with ...
I've been looking around for a new laptop for a while now, and I finally decided on the MacBook Air. Specifically, the 2014 13 inch model, 128 GB SSD, 1.4 GHz Core i5, 8 GB of RAM. It's by far the best laptop I've ever owned,...
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Software Quality
Greg Finzer asked the question on a Linedin Group "What practices do you use to improve the quality of an application?" . Greg shared is ideas on improving application quality here , and focuses on developer practices to increase quality. I have my own idea...
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Testing And Refactoring Legacy Code: Sandro Mancuso
I came across an amazing introduction to TDD today by Sandro Mancuso, Testing and Refactoring Legacy Code . Running time is 1 hour and 17 minutes, and is worth every second. This is truly a master at work. In just over an hour, Sandro nicely sums up TDD (Se...
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Weight Loss Gimmicks And TDD: Buyer Beware
There is no one product used alone that will enable you to lose weight. Just like there is no one development practice that will help you attain high quality software. You might see on TV an add for some piece of equipment, say something called the Ab Maste...
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JMeter Tips: User Defined Variables
In my previous post  I linked to some basic JMeter test plans, as I was just getting comfortable with JMeter. Sine then, I've found a way to make the scripts more maintainable by using user defined variables. Here's the link to a simple script that uses var...
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Software Developer
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  • Desire2Learn
    Software Developer, 2014 - present
  • zedIT Solutions Inc.
    Software Developer, 2012 - 2014
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  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    B. Sc., Math / Comp. Sci., 1995 - 2000
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