Devweek 2014 - Day 2

How frameworks can kill your projects and patterns to prevent getting killed - Sander HoogendoornThis talk wasn’t entirely about bashing frameworks but the speaker was keen to point out numerous problems associated with their usage:CostLearning curveConvincing management it’s a good ideaConvincing other developers it’s a good ideaFinding the right oneMissing... [Read More]

Devweek 2014 - Day 1

This was the first paid conference I have attended so I was expecting big things. By big things I mean lots of free stuff and nice food, oh and some good talks. I didn’t finish the first day empty hearted. There were lots of good talks, two memory sticks of... [Read More]

Possibly the best description of why programming is fun

This is possibly the best description of why programming is enjoyable I've ever read. It's taken from The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr."Why is programming fun? What delights may its practitioner expect as his reward?First is the sheer joy of making things. As the child delights in his mud... [Read More]
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Why I don't trust code coverage

I had a discussion with a colleague about code coverage the other day where I suggested that 100% code coverage meant very little because you may have covered every line of code, but not necessarily every path through the code. After the conversion ended I thought I'd better check I... [Read More]

Other people's code - Suteki Shop

It occurred to me a while ago it would be a good idea to have a dig through some open source code. Why? Primarily because in the last few years I've spent the majority of my time working on two codebases, one at home and the other at work. I feel very... [Read More]
Tags: c# .net mvc