Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Thanks to Hitachi Consulting UK.

After two years at Hitachi Consulting UK I decided it was time for me to become an independent contractor.

I really appreciated the opportunity to work at Hitachi.  I got the chance to work with some really nice and some incredibly smart people, from whom I learned a great deal, particularly about Test-Driven Development, Agile methodologies, and in general, best practices in software design and development.

I've read quite a number of vital technical books recommended to me by people I worked with there, and my reading list continues to expand.  I also got some excellent commercial experience in a number of industries, worked with WPF, Silverlight, and MVC, and picked up a couple more Microsoft certifications during that period.

Finally I've got a clearer vision of what it takes to achieve real mastery as a software developer.  It's about continuous improvement and lifelong learning, and I can't claim to have mastered everything yet (since there's so much to master).  But a couple years of Hitachi has definitely got me a lot closer.

So I just wanted to say thanks to the fine people of Hitachi.  I'm a better developer for having been there.

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