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an expert.

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Jeffrey Palermo

Jeffrey Palermo is the CTO of Headspring Systems in Austin, TX. Headspring is a consultancy that provides custom software solutions, agile coaching and .Net developer training. He blogs about managing software teams and practices that make software delivery reliable, predictable and maintainable. Jeffrey advocates using the best tool for the job regardless of the vendor, which is often open-source.


Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 20 Aug 2014 16:04

Developer interested in business? Join me next week for JWMI eventSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....As many of you know, I went back to school 2011-2012 at the Jack Welch Management Institute and earned my MBA. My entire career has been writing business software, and now I've layered on business education to help me make that business software..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 16 Jun 2014 13:24

Software Engineering Reality: MomentumSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....In a discussion recently with James Shaw, one of our engineering department Vice Presidents, we explored the concept of momentum as it pertains to computer programming.  The topic arose in one of the many times we struggled to provide a..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 13 May 2014 13:59

Coding forward: the opposite of coding backwardSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....I am a big advocate of coding forward.  Coding forward is the style of coding used in Test-driven development.  In TDD, we write a test as we would like the code to work.  We even allow compile errors because we are modeling the API..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 13 Feb 2014 04:54

Maiden Name Modeling: determine the right structureSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....Working with one of our software engineering teams today, I was reminded of some principles of modeling that I have come to take for granted.  But this topic I’m writing about in this post is something that took me a while to learn, and my hope..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 24 Jan 2014 14:41

Developers driving on iceSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....Today, all the schools are out, and it is a good old “ice day” in Austin, TX.  For northerners, know that Austin doesn’t really have many plows or equipment to speak of to combat this because it happens only every two years.  If you are..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 13 Jan 2014 17:16

My current preferred continuous integration build script–psakeSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....I first learned continuous integration and build script principles from Steve Donie back in the last decade.  I’m eternally grateful.  To this day, the basic outline of the build scripts I deploy today have the same general flow that he..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 08 Jan 2014 05:54

AliaSQL - the new name in automated database change managementSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....Along with this post, please make sure to read Eric Coffman’s very thorough post introducing all of his work on AliaSQL. Way back in 2006, Kevin Hurwitz and I both worked at a start-up company focused on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance software. ..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 16 Dec 2013 14:00

.Net Rocks road trip–Austin stopSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....This past weekend, the .Net Rocks crew came to Austin on the national road trip. It was a great time. On Friday, there were lots of folks at the Xamarin/.Net Rocks all-afternoon event.  Richard Campbell told some of his famous storytelling,..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 26 Aug 2013 14:08

Solution to GoToMeeting video conferencing qualitySubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes "....In a previous post, I spoke about a problem with GoToMeeting when video feeds are enabled.  The problem manifests as audio AND video degrading to the point of unusability.  Throughout this time, we as a company evaluated many other options..."
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Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 19 Aug 2013 13:19

Onion Architecture: Part 4 - After Four YearsSubscribe to this feed

Jeffrey Palermo writes ".... In 2008, I coined a new pattern name called Onion Architecture.  You can read the previous parts here: part 1, part 2, part 3.  Over these four years, I’ve spoken about this pattern at user groups, conferences,..."
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Jeffrey Palermo

Headspring Systems

Austin, TX, USA