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From the Editor's Desk...

Be a Mentor  -  Another practice of the IT Professional is to mentor others. You did not get where you are without the help of others in some form or others. So, now it's your turn to contribute for those to follow.

Be Sharp  -  Today I am writing to the software developers. The message is to be sharp. You need to maintain a tool box full of useful tools to solve problems. If you keep your tools sharp, you'll have greater success.

Be Thirsty  -  For an IT professional it is essential to be constantly thirsty for new knowledge. For the programmer, new programming languages or techniques. For the hardware specialist, configurations, OS behaviors, gateways and interactions. Cloud implementations and micro services. So, how thirsty should I be? Come and see...

Be Open  -  Another topic in our series of professionalism as a software developer. This principal applies regardless of your SDLC or tools.

Be Assertive  -  Being assertive is not arguing. It is holding a well thought out position, recognizing that there may be other methods just as effective. But, the person without a position, or who simply exercises their stand without collaboration, robs a project team of a very valuable asset.

Be Honest  -  Another measure of professionalism of the software developer, as presented by Uncle Bob Martin, is honesty.

Be Fearless  -  Continuing on in my series of Computer Programming Professionalism, prompted by listening to Uncle Bob Martin, we take a look at the practice of being Fearless when dealing with code. Fix it, change it, optimize it, but don't run away from it.

Software Professionalism  -  Recently being encouraged towards Software Professionalism, I am starting a series of editorials based on points of software professionalism from a presentation by Uncle Bob Martin.

Dot Net Time in SQL Server  -  Many applications written in Java or Dot Net use their own Date/Time classes to generate data. They then store that data in SQL Server. However, they are surprised that what they thought they saved is not what they get when they read it back.

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