From the topic of this and my last post, you would be excused if you think I have some weird fascination with ducks. In fact, I’m starting to question it myself.
In my last 2013 recap blog post I wrote about the number of steps I recorded with Fitbit last year and the year prior. In case you missed it, they were:
Today, I read a comment about a group of people who feel betrayed by the increase in code that Microsoft is releasing under an open source license.
Another year comes to an end and tradition demands that I write a recap for the year. But it doesn’t require that I write a very good one.
In my last post I wrote about migrating my blog to Jekyll and GitHub Pages. Travis Illig, a long time Subtext user asked me the following question:
The older I get, the less I want to worry about hosting my own website. Perhaps this is the real reason for the rise of cloud hosting. All of us old fogeys became too lazy to manage our own infrastructure.
Judging by the reaction to my Death to the If
where I talked about the benefits of declarative code and reducing
control statements, not everyone is on board with this concept. That’s
fine, I don’t lose sleep over people being wrong.
Over the past few years I’ve become more and more interested in
functional programming concepts and the power, expressiveness, and
elegance they hold.
Most developers are aware of the potential pitfalls of premature
optimization and premature
At least I hope they are. But what about premature standardization, a
close cousin to premature generalization?
I love a good argument. No really! Even ones online.
Just shipped a new release of RestSharp to
For those who don’t know, RestSharp is a simple REST and HTTP API Client
I avoid mailing lists the same way I avoid fun activities like meetings
and pouring lemon juice into bloody scrapes. Even so, I still somehow
end up subscribed to one or two. Even worse, once in a while, despite my
better judgment, I send an email to such a list and am quickly punished
for my transgression with an onslaught of out of office auto replies.
You know the type: