LINKBLOG for February 29, 2008
In case you miss some crucial post here: I'm indeed a bit behind because of a very busy week (I know, I know: don't give excuses on your blog. But just so you know... have a good weekend!
- Six Principles for Making New Things - Scott Watermasysk
- Did you know... A lot of tips go back to Visual C++ 2.0? - #162 - Sara Ford
Sarah's leap year edition leaps a giant step back in history
- Dynamic IP and OpenDNS? Watch out - Robert W. Anderson
- (Some) Computer Technicians Are Creepy - Leon Bambrick
So it shows that being paranoid is not always a bad feature
' The bit where they deleted the recent documents list happened extremely quickly '
- Building the transaction protocol documents - Jim Johnson
A look behind the scenes from someone involved in creating the Protocol documents Microsoft released on MSDN last week
- Unit testing benefits programmers who are already good - Ben Watson
' (...) being a good programmer must come from within you. Becoming a better programmer can be done with the help of education, tools, and processes '
- The art of technical interviewing. - Mitch Denny
' The devil is in the detail though. Rather than having a list of cute questions draw upon your own experience to guide the discussion '
- How Hard Could It Be?: Lessons I Learned in the Army, Corporate Culture Article - Joel Spolsky
' A general's pep talk taught me that a leader can't lose sight of what it means to be a grunt '
- Implementing deferred execution, and a potential trap to avoid - Jon Skeet
' The moral of the story? (...) Be careful when implementing iterators! '
- PowerGUI is now officially RTM - Greg Duncan
' It's gives you the easy point-and-click UI, while also letting you see what's really going on behind the curtains '
- Running an Interactive Team Build 2008 agent - Grant Holliday
' (...) allows it to interact with the desktop. This is essential for running things like automated UI tests'
- Immediate Window - A forgotten tool - Oh Null!
- Google Lets You “Chatback” With Your Visitors - Nick Berardi
' It now allows me to have direct conversations with my visitors with a simple click of the mouse on the chat bubble '
- Do you compile XML to IL? - Mike Stall
On behalf of the VS008 team, Mike wants your input
- 5 Reasons to Quit Complaining - Jim Glass
Good reasons; however, the feed of this post shows some partially dizziying pictures that the website seems to lack?
- Blame Game - Adam Goucher
' The only thing I can guarantee to you about your career in testing is that at some point (likely lots of points) you will miss something '