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I’m a polyglot, poly-platform developer. I always wanted to be that kind of developer. I am the jack of all trades, the champion of all challenges, the antithesis to those who’ll believe that there’s only one right language or one right platform. This makes me extremely valuable sometimes at work, because there are always times when customers bring us projects that are a little outside of the comfort zone of some of our outher consultants. Recently, I started working on a new project for a customer: deploying C++ applications using Docker and Kubernetes. Normally, shipping C++ code in Docker would…


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After my name was called, I stood up from my seat and gathered my notes. I had been preparing all weekend for this evening. I had reviewed and revised my outline multiple times and had prepared humorous ways to present myself to the audience. I had presented publicly numerous times before in my professional capacity, often for as long as an hour; but tonight had a different feel to it. My speech was only 5 minutes long and this was to a new group of people with different expectations. …

Michael Collins

Software developer, Neudesic consultant

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