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Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual

Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual

Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual by John Z. Sonmez Purchasing items linked to by the article give the site a small affiliate reward and helps us keep the lights on.    The Book...

PIA Advanced Settings

Using PIA – Prevent Network Access Without VPN

Private Internet Access(PIA) is a great Virtual Private Network(VPN) service , but it does have some shortcomings that necessitate workarounds. One of those is where a  Windows 10 PC/VM may connect to the Internet...

The Visible Ops Handbook

DevOps Books – Visible Ops Handbook

The Visible Ops Handbook Review The Visible Ops Handbook by Gene Kim is a good, short read at 112 pages that can get you up to speed on DevOps methodology with a leaning to towards...

Happy New Year from Gears of Geek

Happy New Year from Gears of Geek

It’s a new year , and we’re putting together a whole new look,  exciting new content, and new tools for our readys. These will be rolled out over this year to make this site...

Square Peg Round Hole

Is it Right for you? How Size Up a Job

Introduction           When I first entered the work force, I had a much different view the interview process than I do today. Back then I pictured a one-sided discussion where...

‘The Phoenix Project’ Book Review

‘The Phoenix Project’ Book Review

I’ve decided to start this blog by introducing you to books that greatly influenced my career and I think that you will find useful in developing your career as well. Methodology books have taught...