LINKBLOG for March 20, 2008
Down with the flu this whole week (as last one in the family), and still recovering a bit. That's why it was so quiet in here
- Why Managers Are Like Clumsy Storm Troopers - Max Pool
' it’s inevitable.
Someday…somewhere…you will become a manager '
- Win the Heart, the Mind Follows - J.D. Meier
' Interestingly,if you connect at the intellect, you may not necessarily get the heart to follow '
- ASP.NET MVC - Testing issues Q and A - Maarten Balliauw
- ASP.NET MVC Framework on the Polymorphic Podcast - Jeffrey Palermo
- Avoiding Invasive API design - Oren Eini
' Now we have the same API for the simple (and invasive) scenario, but with minimal effort, we have made it possible to use non invasive and smart approaches '
- Time-to-Login-Screen, and the absolute basic requirements for good software - Chad Myers
' If it's approaching a month (...), then you should re-think how you do software entirely. Something is seriously wrong '
- Omea Pro Source (C#) Finally Available - Greg Duncan
You don't get the chance to see the source of a (formerly) commercial product for free
- Did you know... How to create and view Todo's in the Task List? - #175 - Sara Ford
- The Weekly Source Code 20 - A Web Framework for Every Language - Scott Hanselman
- Never make assumptions about performance - Ben Watson
- Silverlight 2 Developer poster - Craig Bailey
- Beyond Code: Learn to Distinguish Yourself in 9 Simple Steps! - Prakash J
- Martian Headsets - Joel Spolsky
Too long to read beforehand, so you'll have to do that yourself if you want to know what's in Joel's latest
- Number of Types in the .NET Framework (2) - Patrick Smacchia
... and Patrick goes out of his mind to count everything there is to count :-)
- Number of Types in the .NET Framework - Brad Abrams
Brad has some numbers on the internals of the .NET Framework
- A Strategy for Building Stable Applications - Bill Miller
Quality is a differentiator. Grab the low hanging fruit; put these practices to use in your own projects
- Morning Routine, Little Hacks with Big Results, and More… - Tim Ferriss
Interview with Gina Trapani, Founder of Lifehacker
One of the basic tenets of the GTD movement ' One simple but powerful habit is this: To act immediately on things as they come up '
- 13 Tips to Comment Your Code - DevTopics
Found this one especially to-the-point, this one is all too often forgotten:
' 4. Don't insult the reader's intelligence '
(translated from Spanish)
- The One Single Tip to Comment Your Code - Soon Hui
Soon chimes in on the 'code comments' article above
- Does More Than One Monitor Improve Productivity? - Jeff Atwood
' The price of a few monitors is negligible when measured against the labor cost of a programmer or information worker salary '
Of course. But the point is money is measured differently when spend on hardware than on 'soft'ware (i.e. personnell)