Personality Traits of the Best Software Developers

August 21, 2006

Software by Rob : Personality Traits of the Best Software Developers
In this world of corporate development Ive known a few phenomenal developers … And the the more I looked at what makes them so good, the more I realized they all share a handful of personality traits. Well, not exactly a handful, more like four.

Programmers top annual salary gains

August 20, 2006

Programmers top annual salary gains | InfoWorld | News | 2006-08-14 | By Nancy Weil, IDG News Service
An IT salary survey released Monday found that although application programmers scored the largest pay increases, at almost 9 percent, all IT staff positions with applications and system responsibilities had year-to-year jumps in base salary.

A Fundamental Look at DNSSEC, Deployment, and DNS Security Extensions

August 20, 2006

A Fundamental Look at DNSSEC, Deployment, and DNS Security Extensions
“one of the more critical parts of the Internet’s infrastructure that appears to be a central anchor point of trust is that of the Domain Name Service, or DNS. The mapping of “named” service points to the protocol-level address is a function that every Internet user relies upon, one way or another.”

List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts

August 20, 2006

Vitaly Friedmans Notebook: List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts Not only is this an excellent list of tools, the author provides links to a few tutorials. As Friedman points out: “it is essential to make sure the customer understands which advantages you are actually offering and why this or that layout and markup are better for a given web-project.” While his focus is on web development this is true for all developer-customer relationships; diagrams can be a powerful tool.