For those starting out at Microsoft, an analogy that you’re likely to hear a lot is “Drinking from the firehose”. The first time I’ve ever heard this phrase was when Dare used
it in a post about the flood of information due to subscribing to multiple RSS feeds.
If you live in the Seattle area and like code, talking about code, or
listening to people talk about code, you owe it to yourself to check out
the Seattle Code Camp.
Many of you noticed that my blog was down. Thanks for the heads up. For
some reason, it was pegging the CPU at 100% all of a sudden. Not sure
why this was happening since nobody made any changes to the server. At
least no changes they would fess up to ;).
Here’s the dirty little secret about being a software developer. No
matter how good the code you write is, it’s crap to another developer.
In his post Goodby CodeBetter and
Sam Gentile writes about his dissatisfaction with CodeBetter and the
ALT.NET movement. I don’t know Sam personally, but I’ve read his blog
for a long time and know him to be a well reasoned thoughtful person.
just received a few advanced copies of our new book and am giving away
three of them to the first three people who leave a comment on this
One weakness with many blog engines,
Subtext included, is that it is
difficult to change the tags and categories for multiple entries at a
time. In general, most blog engines streamline the workflow for tagging
and categorizing a single blog post.
It is a sad fact of life that, in this day and age, arguments are not
won with sound logic and reasoning. Instead, applying the principle of
is much more effective at swaying public opinion.
This is a simple little demonstration of how to write unit tests to test
out a specific role based permission issue using
This is a quick follow-up to my last
That seemed like such a common test situation I figured I’d write a
quick generic method for encapsulating those two tests.
UPDATE: K. Scott Allen got to the root of the problem. It turns out it
was an issue of precedence. Compiler options are not additive.
Specifying options in @Page override those in web.config. Read his
to find out more.
Here’s a little plug for something we’ve been working hard at over at
Koders. Everyone knows that if you want to find open source code, you go
to http://www.koders.com/ (it recently got a
check it out). That’s my area of responsibility here. However, after
many many months of hard work, we released Koders Pro
1.0 this week. I helped a bit with this, but it’s mostly due to the hard
work of the rest of the team that this is out there, especially
Ben, the product manager for
I was thinking about alternative ways to block comment spam the other
day and it occurred to me that there’s potentially a simpler solution
than the Invisible
approach I wrote about.