Open Source Programming Language Zeitgeist
When searching for source code in a particular language, what do the words being searched on tell you about that language?Read More
Why Are Developers So Fat?
Raymond Lewallen doesn’t mean to single anybody out, but in his latest post on the topic of living better, he observes thatRead More
DotNetKicks Going Open Source
Gavin Joyce, creator of DotNetKicks, has decided to open the source for the site and allow the community to help out in implemeting features and bug fixes.Read More
Identicon Handler For .NET On CodePlex
Update: I’ve created a new NuGet Package for Identicon Handler (Package Id is “IdenticonHandler”) which will make it much easier to include this in your own projects.Read More
Double Check Locking and Other Premature Optimizations Can Shoot You In The Foot
After reading Scott Hanselman’s post on Managed Snobism which covers the snobbery some have against managed languages because they don’t “perform” well, I had to post the following rant in his comments:Read More
I Want This Shirt For My Son
It's Comments Like This That Keep Me Blogging
It’s comments like this that remind me why I enjoy blogging.Read More
Increase Productivity With Search Driven Development
With all the advances in software development in the past few years, I would have to point to Google and Google Groups as the two tools that provide the biggest productivity enhancements for me as a software developer. This fact is probably nothing new to any of you.Read More
Gain Control Of Your Control State
Some people think the
ViewState is the spawn of the
Not one to be afraid of being in bed with the devil, I feel a tad bit
less negative towards it, as it can be very useful.
Quick CSS Optimization Tip
When you see the following in your CSSRead More
Dashes Vs Underscores In URLs
I used to think the choice of using dashes vs underscores to separate words in an URL was simply a matter of personal preference. Nothing more than a religious choice.Read More
Year of the Starving Pig?
In January, I wrote that according to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the Year of the Golden Pig. According to foklore, this is a special event that occurs once every 600 years and brings great fortune to babies born during the year.Read More
Improve Your Blog's Reach With These 20 Essential Web Utilities
You’ve spent hours setting up your blog on your favorite blog platform just right. Good for you! So how do you maintain your blog so that it remains at the top of its game?Read More
Who Tests The Tests?
Leon Bambrick (aka SecretGeek) has started a series on Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development (TDD) in which he brings up his own various hidden objections to TDD in order to see if his prejudices can be overcome.Read More
Custom Configuration Sections in 3 Easy Steps
Are you tired of seeing your configuration settings as an endless list of key value pairs?Read More
Curb Your Enthusiasm Exonerates Wrongly Accused
Juan Catalan must be feeling “Pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, good.” His poor luck seemed to exceed Larry Davidian proportions when he was accused of murder. But his luck took a turn for the better after over five months in Jail.Read More
Requirements and Specs Are Always Ambiguous
UPDATE: As an aside, it would probably be more accurate to say the FizzBuzz question is a Requirement. So where you read the term Spec, you can replace it with Requirement. Either way, the same thing applies. The only thing not ambiguous is the code. As they say, the code is the spec.Read More
Burning My Feeds
Why Can't Spec Writers Write...Specs?
Start++ Is All That And Then Some
Update: I have an even better startlet for stopping and starting services in my comments.Read More