Why I read

In my opinion one of the best skills someone in the Information Technology industry can have is the ability to be a self-learner. I have dedicated myself to continuous improvement of my current skill set as well as developing new skills. I have found self-learning to be challenging at times, but I remember the quote, "Nothing worth doing is easy."

My reading list

This is a list of resources I use to continue development.

    Currently reading
  • Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java with JUnit
  • Discover Meteor
  • The Mythical Man-Month
  • The Pragmatic Programmer
  • Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
  • The Checklist Manifesto
  • Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit
  • Agile Web Development with Rails
  • Cracking the Coding Interview
  • Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed
  • Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5
  • Head First Rails
  • Head First Design Patterns
  • Head First C#
  • Professional Test Driven Development with C#
  • Sams Teach Yourself Java 6
  • Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial
  • Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript
  • Dreamweaver CS5: the missing manual

Online learning and resources

Self learner

"The only thing that stays the same is everything changes" - Unknown.

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Work experience

I began my career with Cerner Corporation as a Software Engineer Apprentice. As a Cerner associate I had the opportunity to take a look inside the world of software engineering while working my bachelors degree. Cerner is a leading company in the Healthcare IT...

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A formal listing of my education, work experience, hobbies, interests, and achievements.

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