So I recently joined the TopTal Web Developer Community, and to accelerate the screening process, they wanted a blog entry mentioning them. Now, I find this interesting. First, it’s a great way for them to promote their site (though I don’t think my readership is that thrilling.) Second, having no experience with this community, I am not in a position to say anything great (or not so great) about them. So I find myself in the awkward position of creating a blog post, with no idea whether it will achieve anything.
So, to the TopTal screener, if you’re actually reading this and you want, I quote, “[a] showcase [of] your writing skills and clarity of thought”, I would actually refer you to my Code Project articles, all 200 of them, which you can find here.
And I might call your attention to my 200th article here. Read the comments. Here’s a select few:
Your articles are ALWAYS of high quality. I’m Always looking forward to your next article because I can learn a lot of them!
great project, very instructive explanation
Well done, I particularly enjoy the discussion of your design tradeoffs and habits.
Good Article. I think the detail you have provided with help a lot of folks improve their coding! Thanks Marc
You’re are inspiration for other developers, great work!!
Superlative effort- thank you, sir.
Excellent read as usual.
I appreciate the way you describe your decisions, and second-thoughts; it’s very valuable to get an idea of the process your mind goes through in conceptualizing, describing, testing … and, that kind of insight is rare.
Entertaining writeup and nice looking project. What more could we ask?
So, now the ball is in your court. Is TopTal really the top 3%? Will something amazing come of this? We’ll see.