Udi Dahan writes about the fallacy of reuse. I couldn’t agree more. In my previous job, reuse was a selling point to our clients. We promised that building the current system will produce components that will help build the next system at a lower cost. A noble goal. Here’s what happened: we spent a lot
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Scott Hanselman is moving to Microsoft. I’ve been following Scott’s blog and podcast “Hanselminutes” over the last year. I wish him luck, and that we all benefit from his new position. Scott describes himself as a geek. When he saw a CD, he wanted to see how it works (a quote from the last podcast
This is something that I used to hear from the developers. I bet I used it as a developer and then I got a change to use this phrase today. I have a small task scheduled to run on a server to collect bug information. It ran every day at 3am, until a month ago.
Dean Wampler, one of the ever great ObjectMentor team, writes about the need to incorporate multiple development languages into a project. I agree with most of the things he said. It is important to choose the correct tool for the correct job. In our projects we have C#, C++, VB (6), SQL, HTML and VB
This is cool. In one corner it’s Steve McConnell, author of Code Complete and a regular god in the software field. In the second it’s Eric Wise, one of the good bloggers on CodeBetter. Steve says absolutely Yes. Eric said No. Then little-ol’-me link Eric’s post on Steve’s comments and presto – a conversation erupts.