I’m at JumpIn Camp in Zurich and we’ve been diving deep into PHP on Azure. One of the things that we’ve done is talk about a ton of resources that are available out there on the web to learn more about PHP on Azure. To that end, I thought I’d collect a few of them here on my blog. In the morning, I talked at a high level about what » read more.
Writing good error messages is an art form. It’s important though because the error messages are often the only communication with the user in an already frustrating situation for said user. I was on Plaxo earlier and got this error message. At first, I was a little annoyed that there was an error. But as I read the message, I was amused. The situation was completely defused and I tried » read more.
Jeff Blankenburg called me out with his Software Development Meme. It’s actually a funny thing that he did because I have a much different background than much of the industry. My undergrad is actually English with a minor in Drama and a minor in Communications. When others are talking about programming outside of the box, I ask the really simple question of “What box? – nobody told me about a » read more.
VS>NET is a great set of tools – however, sometimes it’s not all that you need. In those cases – VS.NET is a great platform to build tools on top of and you can extend it to do a ton of different things. There’s a great webcast coming up on May 3rd presented by my good buddy DonXML… Don Demsak, AKA DonXML, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for » read more.
In conversation, someone brought up a Java WSRP implementation and I thought it was an interesting idea. Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) is an Oasis standard defines a set of interfaces and behaviors that allow you to embed content from as web service on your page but more importantly, it allow that content to be interactive with the web service so it’s more than just pulling the HTML. Clicks and other » read more.
I’m seen parts of this book in pre-production and it’s a must read! Jim with the Book Windows Developer Power Tools on Amazon Want your copy signed??? Come to CodeMash!
Last night Eric Maino (http://www.meeteric.net) gave a talk at GANG (http://www.migang.org) about Test Driven Development (TDD). It was a very good talk that touched on a lot of the important issues involved in testing. It was a good overview of NUnit (http://www.nunit.org) and how TDD works. The slides will be up on the GANG web site soon. One of the questions that came up was how GUI testing works » read more.
Patrick Steele made a good point about my last post on Unit Testing. The code that I wrote just happened to use the Test keyword at the beginning of each of my methods. That’s not required. I just happed to like that convention because it reads well. I do use the attributes and encourage everyone else to because, as Patrick also points out, TestDriven.NET and other tools don’t use it. » read more.
PreEmptive Solutions, the creaters of the Dotfuscator, have a new blog and it’s on MSDN. Be sure to send them all of your great questions about how and why to obfuscate. The Dotfuscator Team loves getting good questions… .NET Obfuscator PreEmptive’s MSDN Blog https://blogs.msdn.com/obfuscator/
Effective C#, my business partner’s (Bill Wagner) book, was translated into Hungarian. I just think that it’s cool! Hatékony C# Hatékony C# == Effective C# http://www.kiskapukiado.hu/main.php?SHOW_BODY=books&OP=detailed&PROD_ID=102