Edward Manning

Relentless Improvement: The Pursuit of Mastery

The best advice I've ever seen...

‘Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘WOO HOO, What a Ride’

Thou didst thy best. That is success.

I was watching John Wooden on Ted Talks when he made the following quote: At God's footstool, to confess, A poor soul knelt and bowed his head. "I failed," he cried. The master said, "Thou didst thy best. That is success." And I have to say, I was rather moved. "Thou didst thy best. That is success." All too often, we look around and compare ourselves against what we see. We rate our achievements against those of other people, when the true test of accomplishment is against our personal best, not someone else’s.

Programming and Dot Net Resources

A list of resources that I and the people I’m training with have found useful. General http://www.codeproject.com/ http://www.csharp-station.com/ http://www.dotnetspider.com/tutorials/ http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/ http://www.functionx.com/csharp/index.htm http://visualstudiomagazine.com http://en.csharp-online.net/Main() No longer available http://www.searchdotnet.com/ http://www.jpboodhoo.com/blog/ http://code.professor-mustard.org/index.htm http://www.jaggersoft.com/csharp.html OO http://www.dofactory.com/Patterns/Patterns.aspx http://www.atomicobject.com/pages/OO+Programming http://xunitpatterns.com/index.html SQL http://www.techonthenet.com/ http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2008/03/26/stored-procedure-mapping.aspx No longer available http://www.oracle.com/pls/db102/portal.portal_db?selected=3

Interview Resources

Some resources I have found useful while preparing for interviews. Interview Preparation 10 Do’s of Interviews No longer available Top 25 Interview Questions No longer available Great Answers to Tough Interiew Questions (Preview book on Google Books) Practice Interview Questions Personal Branding Lesley Everett Drop Dead Brilliant (book) Branding Yourself: How to Look, Sound and Behave Your Way to Success (book)