Testers wanted

I’ve been at Coverity for nine months now and the Seattle office has expanded from me and Bob to nine developers and testers; it’s been very exciting to help grow this office from a couple of guys with laptops to what will soon be a fully-fledged branch office. We’re shortly to move out of our temporary space on the 42nd floor of the Columbia Center to a larger space on the 12th floor.[1. Unfortunately downgrading my view from absurdly spectacular to merely totally awesome. I’ll post pictures when we move in next month.]

We are looking to fill a few more positions in the Seattle office, and particularly looking for a tester to work on automating testing for our Visual Studio plug-in and other GUI front ends. If you fit the bill and would like to work with me and the rest of the awesome team we’re assembling, please check out the listing here. A complete listing of all open positions at Coverity can be found here.

Do feel free to drop me a line, or leave a comment below, or note in your application that you heard about this on my blog. Please do not just send me a resume; use the link in the job posting so that our recruiting team gets the information as soon as possible.

How to learn a new programming language

The nice people over at InformIT recently asked a bunch of authors of programming language books for advice on how to learn a new (to you) programming language; they were kind enough to ask me my opinion which I happily gave. Check it out here.

My candidate for best quote is from Bjarne Stroustrup: It is not easy to tell good advice from the far more plentiful harmful nonsense. It’s true! And that is good advice.