Software pundit Joel Spolsky finally
added titles to
his RSS feeds (among other site improvements) and it’s about time. The
title “November 5, 2005” tells me nothing about what he’s saying. Love
him or hate him (why choose one or the other. Choose both!), Joel is
definitely worth reading.
Every day I look at my current code and go, “Damn, that’s some sweet
shit!” But I also look at code I wrote a month ago and say, “What a
freakin’ idiot I was to write that!” So in a month, the code I’m writing
today will have been written by an idiot.
By now, every developer and his mother knows that VS.NET 2005 and SQL
Server 2005 has been
Prepare for the generics explosion as legions of .NET developers
retrofit code, happily slapping
<T> wherever it fits.
Just found out that Harriet Miers withdrew from the running for a
position as a Supreme Court justice via The
The great people at WebHost4Life moved my
database and web server to new Windows 2003 servers. They put them in
the same server block and I noticed a significant speed increase in the
time it takes my blog to load. This explains why my site was down this
Welcome to the new pissing contest.
Ok, I may
have misfired with the last video, but this is truly hilarious. It
passed the “Wife Test” (the last one didn’t).
I’ve talked before
about the various
physical pains that software developers face on the job. For me, it
seems that my pain likes to migrate around my body. If I have pain, it
almost always seems to be one at a time.
My Contact Me page works again. Sorry for the prior inconvenience.
UPDATE: For the most part, I think young Phil Haack is full of shit in these first two paragraphs. I definitely now think unit tests should NOT touch the database. Instead, I do separate those into a separate integration test suite, as I had suggested in the last paragraph. So maybe Young Phil wasn’t so full of shit after all.
You know you’re a big geek when a sequence of numbers with an
interesting property just pops in your head. No, I’m not talking about
myself (this time). Jayson Knight is
the big geek as he noticed a
pattern in a
sequence of numbers that popped in his head…
In my last post, I
didn’t explain the pattern to Jayson’s satisfaction and I had a typo
in my proof that I have since corrected.
I noticed a recent check-in has added a
TimeOut property to the
RollBack attribute in MbUnit. Woohoo!
The problem with extremists is that they inevitably color the
mainstream’s perception of a thing, whether it be a race, a culture, or
a software development practice.