Steve Fenton


I have been enjoying some coverage in various magazines and blogs and will be sharing some of the features here.

Bas – Microsoft MVP Primer

August 2021
Basarat Ali Syed – Microsoft MVP, Cypress Ambassador, author, open-sourcer, and more – gave me a very kind mention in his Microsoft MVP Primer video.
Watch Bas’s YouTube video MVP Primer..

CSS Tricks – Map Interactivity Issues

March 2021
Chris Coyier delves a bit deeper into the usability issues that occur when you embed a map on your web page (I posted a method to help users trapped in maps here).
See Chris’ Article on CSS Tricks.

2019 BIG Innovation Awards – Glasswall

April 2019
The full list of winners of the 2019 BIG Innovation Awards, where Glasswall FileTrust ATP for Email received recognition for innovation.
See all of the winners.

React DOM – Best TypeScript Books and Tutorials

September 2017
React DOM, the React newsletter, featured Pro TypeScript in their list of the best TypeScript books and tutorials. They said:

Pro TypeScript starts at the very basics of TypeScript, introducing TypeScript and all its major features. It starts with object oriented programming and compilers going through everything in between. This book covers everything you need to consider while building and running a TypeScript application. Pro TypeScript even goes into design patterns, best practices and adding automated testing to your TypeScript app.

Pro TypeScript is a great book for both beginners and advanced TypeScript developers. This is a book that is very through and is ideal for those that have no prior experience or knowledge of TypeScript. Pro TypeScript is a practical guide to TypeScript that will take you closer to becoming a TypeScript Professional.

What Pixel – Top Ten TypeScript Books

The What Pixel top ten TypeScript books features Pro TypeScript in the top spot. They said:

This is perhaps one of the best books for beginners and experts alike. If you’re brand new to TypeScript you will learn everything you need by reading Pro TypeScript. The author Steve Fenton does an excellent job of explaining the fundamentals and how TS compiles down into JavaScript.

But Steve also explains specific design patterns and best practices for writing quality TypeScript code. Each chapter builds upon the last and you never feel like you’re left out to dry on your own. – What Pixel

View the list on What Pixel.

SC Magazine – Best Email Security Solution

June 2016
Glasswall’s Email Security solution has won “Best Email Security Solution” in the SC Magazine Awards.
View all of the award winners on SC Magazine.

ZenHub on Medium

June 2016
ZenHub used a little quote in their article “How to use GitHub for agile project management”.

If a developer is interrupted with a question, it could put their work back by hours for each interruption. This is because of the amount of stuff they are holding in their immediate memory while they are working on a feature. They will have parsed lots of code in the area they will be working on and will have projected their changes in their mind before they start coding and the interruption will impact their focus on this information.
Once interrupted the developer may decide to batch other interruptions like email into the break — but this elongates the gap and makes it more likely that the information will be squirrelled away into harder to access places.

View the full ZenHub article on Medium.

Clojure for Data Science

September 2015
Henry Garner gives a quick mention to some of my opinions on pie charts in his Clojure for Data Science book.
Clojure for Data Science
View Clojure for Data Science on Amazon.

Class Four: Those Who Survive

July 2015
Duncan P. Bradshaw has immortalized me in the zombie novel, Class Four: Those Who Survive. I am not one of those who survive!

“Class Four: Those Who Survive, is a total blast of a novel from beginning to end and, like its predecessor, is one of the better interpretations of the zombie apocalypse” – Ginger Nuts of Horror

View Class Four on Amazon.

Beginning Data Science with R

May 2015
Manas Pathak mentions my take on pie charts in this introduction to data science and the R language.
Beginning Data Science with R
View Beginning Data Science with R on Amazon.


March 2015
Natali Vlatko talks about #NoEstimates and mentions some of my thoughts on the subject (along with those of some of the #NoEstimates thought leaders).

“Fenton advises that to eventually work without estimates requires a building of trust that may not already exist, therefore you shouldn’t be aiming for #NoEstimates without it. He feels the anger that has been thrust upon the topic has come out of a misunderstanding of the framework, with people interpreting the phrase ‘some teams have found that they don’t need to use estimates’ as ‘YOU must stop using estimates’.”

Read the full article on JAXenter.

Rob D Moore

January 2015
Rob Moore mentioned my Unit Testing Epiphany article in a post discussing Ian Cooper’s “TDD Where Did it all Go Wrong” talk.

“Ian suggests that the original TDD Flow outlined by Kent Beck has been lost in translation by most people. This is summed up nicely by Steve Fenton in his summary of Ian’s talk (highlight mine)…”

Read the full article on Rob’s website.

Franky’s Notes

March 2014
Franky kindly recommended my InfoQ book, TypeScript for C# Programmers.

“Great book that in less than hundred pages, explains to me how to code in TypeScript. I feel so comfortable already I will add TypeScript in my next web project, and I will strongly recommend this book to everyone.”

Read the article on Franky’s Notes

Ryan O’Neill

February 2014
Ryan O’Neill reviewed my free TypeScript Succinctly ebook, available from Syncfusion.

“If you just want the summary, get the book, it’s free, well written, does not waffle on (unlike myself) and gets you started with TypeScript fast. This book was my introduction to TypeScript and has enabled me to build a lot of tested JavaScript. If you are unsure if you need TypeScript then read on.”

Read the full review in Ryan’s article.


August 2013
Microsoft gave a shout-out for my free TypeScript Succinctly ebook, available from Syncfusion.

“The e-book is specifically aimed at .NET developers, based on version 0.9 of Typescript.”

Read the article on

Corrado’s Blog

August 2013
Corrado reviewed my free TypeScript Succinctly ebook, available from Syncfusion.

“The book doesn’t pretend to make you a TypeScript guru but its a great introduction if you want seriously mastering it, it starts from what happens under the hood: how code is transformed into pure ECMAScript compatible JavaScript and vice versa to how to start writing some code in Visual Studio after installing the required extension.”

Read the article on Corrado’s Blog

Fokko’s View on ALM

17th June 2013
Fokko Veegens kindly mentioned my articles on unit testing after speaking at SDN Conference.

“…During my talk at the SDN conference, I told about misconceptions regarding unit testing. Some people were looking at me with a frown when I told this. I would like to refer to the blog of Steve Fenton who wrote about this subject and I rate his post on this topic quite high.”

Read the full article in Fokko’s View on ALM….

.NET Magazine

2nd October 2012
I was quoted in an article in .NET Magazine on the new TypeScript language:

“…Steve Fenton calling it a “great new take on the JavaScript problem”, and “the first that doesn’t assume that JavaScript is a problem in the first place”. He said TypeScript “just adds some syntactic sugar that makes the development experience more productive”.”

Read the full article in .NET Magazine….


8th June 2012
I talked to Charlie Cowen at NewVoiceMedia on how Team Elite delivered a brand new Salesforce Telephony Integration in one week.
Read the full article on The NewVoiceMedia blog….

Chicago Tribune

7th February 2012
I was honoured with a citation in the Chicago Tribune for my thoughts on Pie Charts in an article about an even more hideous variant, the beach-ball chart. You can read the full article on The Chicago Tribune….

Maca is Rambling

7th August 2011
I was very pleased to get a double-mention in an article about the best jQuery 3D effects plugins, with Three Dee and Image Parallax both getting a mention. You can read the full article on Maca Is Rambling….


3rd June 2011
The chaps over at NCover posted a link to my blog on NCover exclusions, which described how to exclude stuff from your code coverage reporting.

Web Design Ledger

22nd October 2010
The Web Design Journal published an article on 10 Fresh jQuery Plugins and Tutorials and features my Mega Select List. You can read the full article on The Web Design Ledger.

1st Web Designer

6th August 2010
I received a great write up on 1st Web Designer for my jQuery Constant Footer plugin. They said… “I love plugins that aren’t spread out. They do only one thing, but do it as good as possible. And jQuery.constantfooter is one of those plugins”.

Save Delete

6th May 2010
Save Delete published an article on the 20 best and useful jQuery plugins of April 2010 and features my Infinite Scroller. You can read the full article on Save Delete.
On 16th December 2010, I was also lucky enough to be featured in the Save Delete 75 Most Useful jQuery Plugins Of The Year.

Smashing Magazine

28th April 2010
Smashing Magazine published an article titled “40 Useful jQuery Techniques and Plugins” and my Two Sided Multi-Selector plugin got a great mention.
You can read the full article on the Smashing Magazine website.

W3 Avenue

22nd March 2010
W3 Avenue published an article dedicated to the Two Sided Multi-Selector jQuery Plugin, which you can read in full on the W3 Avenue website.