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] | 13 Nov 2014 04:36
Jeffrey Palermo writes "....I remember computer science class at Texas A&M University where I was learning Java as a write-once-run-anywhere language. Now, so many years later, C# is emerging as the language to build Windows apps Web apps Linux apps Mac apps..."
Read more » C# is the next-generation cross-platform language
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 21 Oct 2014 02:22
Jeffrey Palermo writes "....Back in early 2013, I predicted that Microsoft would start licensing Windows Azure to private data centers. As a software company, Microsoft’s strength is in software and software platforms. It has been dogfooding Azure to prove it out,..."
Read more » Prediction follow-up–Microsoft now licensing Windows Azure to private data centers
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 18 Sep 2014 19:30
Jeffrey Palermo writes "....Eric Coffman and I paired this morning to tie off a great new feature that Eric had implemented. It is the concept of everytime scripts – scripts that are considered version-controlled (sprocs, functions, views, etc). These scripts needs..."
Read more » New release of AliaSQL released to support Everytime scripts
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 20 Aug 2014 16:04
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..."
Read more » Developer interested in business? Join me next week for JWMI event
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 16 Jun 2014 13:24
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..."
Read more » Software Engineering Reality: Momentum
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 13 May 2014 13:59
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..."
Read more » Coding forward: the opposite of coding backward
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 13 Feb 2014 04:54
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..."
Read more » Maiden Name Modeling: determine the right structure
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 24 Jan 2014 14:41
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..."
Read more » Developers driving on ice
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 13 Jan 2014 17:16
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..."
Read more » My current preferred continuous integration build script–psake
Jeffrey Palermo [MVP] | 08 Jan 2014 05:54
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. ..."
Read more » AliaSQL - the new name in automated database change management