Arjan's World: LINKBLOG for January 31, 2008
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Thursday, January 31, 2008

LINKBLOG for January 31, 2008

  • TortoiseSVN - import an existing file structure - Terry Thibodeau
    small source control tip

  • 30 Things to Do to Keep From Getting Bored Out of Your Skull at Work - Leo Babauta
    Some very interesting ways to get through the day

  • How to avoid getting lost in translation - Gojko Adzic
    ' I am getting more convinced every day that communication is, in fact, what makes or breaks software projects '

  • How YOU Can Make the Web More Structured - Alex Iskold
    standards, meta data, taggin

  • 13 Questions to Ask Before Publishing a Post On Your Blog - Darren Rowse
    and if you answer no to most questions (especially 3. and 4. stand out as simple dividers), by all means don't post it :-)
    via Jason Haley

  • Do constraints help creative thinking? - Scott Berkun
    ' A team that is on life support needs to have constraints removed. But a team that is unfocused or out of control needs tighter constraints to function well '

  • Why threading is hard - Mike Stall
    ' Locks don't make your code safe. They just reduce the number of states and hedge your bets '

  • Machine Key Creator - Albert Pascual
    via Steve Pietrek

  • Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen - The Weekly Source Code 14 - Fluent Interface Edition

  • Does your team have a Production Architect? - Paul Stovell
    With infrastructure teams who don’t know the basics about the technologies we build our applications on, how can they hope to keep our applications running

  • Bad Idea: Exceptions as a Validation Mechanism - D. P. Bullington
    ' Exceptions definitely should not be used for first-chance validation purposes '

  • No More Secrets - Jarkko Laine
    ' (...) even the poster boys only become interesting when their secrets are revealed on the pages of the tabloid magazines '

  • K. Scott Allen : Three Rules for Database Work
    ' 1. Never use a shared database server for development work.
    2. Always Have a Single, Authoritative Source For Your Schema
    3. Always Version Your Database '

    Read the article for an more thourough explanation

  • The Vocabulary of Software Releases - David Starr
    David has a plea - and a first attempt - for a common vocabulary

  • Confessions of a Software Developer* - Aaron Lerch
    Interesting question, continued in the comments (by the way: if an article is interesting DO spend some time reading the comments
    ' There is so much going on in the world of software, how can I keep up with it all, while still making progress in my job? '

  • Some C# obscurities - Jimmy Bogard

  • Build Recipes Launched - Grant Holliday
    Grant starts a new site dedicated to the TFS buils system ' I’ve been thinking for a while that there’s not a lot of guidance out there on how to get Visual Studio Team Foundation Build (aka Team Build) doing more than just a compile '

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