LINKBLOG for May 16, 2008
- Statistics and How They Lie - Casey Charlton
Industry experience suggests that the design of metrics will encourage certain kinds of behaviour from the people being measured. The common phrase applied is "you get what you measure" '
- Design Principle: Don't Repeat Yourself - Steve Rowe
- Why do we Refactor? - Jeremy D. Miller
Jeremy lists some good reasons to refactor existing code bases and the points you have to keep in mind: don't mindlessly start refactoring just because you can
- Beyond Continuous Integration: Continuous Monitoring with Owen Rogers - Hanselminutes Show #113
- Splitting a Generic List
into Multiple Chunks - Chinh Do
- Microsoft Community DevCast (Netherlands)
While most Dutch people are reasonably OK with English, it's nice to see some *cast in Dutch every now and then..
- The Technology Cliff: How Time Off From Programming Affects Your Chops - Rob Walling
The gist is that management might be good for your career, but not for your 133t d3z1gn sk1llz
- Duplicate Code in Your Tests - Jay Fields
On how to setup your test suite
' Duplicate code is a smell. Setup and teardown are deodorant, but they don't fix the underlying issue '
- 10 Practical Tips on Freeing up Mental RAM - Russell Ball
If you have a daily struggle keeping your Inbox under control *do* read Russell's tip here. After reading the GTD book myself I practice most of them and they work magically, as long as you strictly keep onto the process
- Lesson Learned: Automate Project Evaluations - Jurgen Appelo
Can't remember having ever had a really effective retrospective. Here's a swell tip: automate the process so you don't have to get all stakeholders together! Guess this way you can do it in... what, 25% of the time it would take otherwise
- Leaving technology out of requirements gathering - Nick Malik
- Reader Poll: Do You Still Use Browser Bookmarks? - Gina Trapani
Never, except for 3 or 4 internal portals which I never bothered to put into del.icio.us
- 2 Easy Steps To Turn Your Blog Into An OpenID Gateway - Nick Berardi
Way easier than you might think. But isn't the point here that if *I* have a Gateway, that *you* have to trust me to authenticate you - or am I seeing something wrong? I would rather trust Yahoo than me, anyway...
- Enhancing Desktop Computing with the Cloud - Scott Watermasysk
Scott talks about some cloudy desktop tools
- Using ASP.NET Routing Independent of MVC - Mike Ormond
- World Wide Telescope - nice app, shame it isn't WPF - Joseph Cooney
Ah, so it was not me thinking even Google Earth looks slicker than WWT. At the very least it has an.. unusual interface