I’ve had this dream, for like ages, to become a published book author. Now I’ve done it. iOS 6 Recipes is out. (Actually, it’s been out since late november but I’ve been so exhausted that I haven’t been able to muster the energy to blog about it.)
iOS 6 Recipes is based on another book, iOS 5 Recipes, by Colin Francis and Shawn Grimes. My job was to upgrade that book with the new features of iOS 6, but as it turned out I had to rewrite most of the original content, keeping only the general structure and most of the old topics. I’m very proud of the result and although there are many ways in which it could still be improved, I belive I’ve accomplished the goal of producing a better book, valuable to its readers.
But I couldn’t have pulled this off if it wasn’t for the fantastic team at Apress, especially Anamika Panchoo (Coordinating Editor), Anselm Bradford (Technical Rewiever), Douglas Pundick (Developmental Editor) and Linda Seifert (Copy Editor).
If you’ve read iOS 6 Recipes and want to share your thoughts, or ask me questions, feel free to contact me, either through the comments here or by emailing me (you’ll find my email address in the book).
As you might know I wrote about the regression testing problem in The Swamp of Regression Testing. One of the commenters of that post, Ricky Clarkson, thought that the extensive use of the agile word got in the way of the underlying message.
I’d love to see a copy of this article without “if you don’t do X, you won’t be agile”, because where I work, agile isn’t a goal, but quality and quick turnaround is. If I passed this around, the word ‘agile’ would get in the way of an otherwise great message.
That made so much sense that I decided to do just that. I wrote a new version, a complete rework of the original post, and published it as a separate document so that it can be easily passed around.
You find it under Shared Stuff on my website, or by following the below link.
Incremental Development and Regression Testing (PDF)
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any feedback to share.
When I was young…er a friend of mine barged into a role playing session (Yes I was a nerd. Am.) with the following question: “Do you notice anything different about me?” He had his newly acquired driver’s license taped to his forehead…
I would do something similar now to mark an equally great change in my life, but I haven’t figured out how to make my newly acquired employment stick to my forehead. So, here it is instead, in plain text:
I have gotten myself into consulting.
My new employer is Know IT, a fast growing Swedish IT company mainly targeting the Scandinavian IT sector.
I’m quite happy with the change. Although I enjoyed the seven years with my previous employer very much, I hope the new position will bring me diversity and professional growth.
If you’re thinking about changing your own work situation, but haven’t found the guts to do so, then I can recommend reading the inspiring post by Justin Etheredge. He, obviously a couple years ahead of me, quit consulting and started his own company. I can totally relate to that. But one step at a time, right?