Well, it looks like I’ll be registering BlogJet.
Monthly Archives: November 2005
While the turkey is roasting, I thought I’d catch up on some blogs.
Ahh…ya gotta love the first day of a long, 5–day weekend. And for what it’s worth, I don’t have an Xbox 360 yet. One of my loser friends (you know who you are) has one and went on and on about how cool it was. Mike, if you’re reading this….BITE ME.
Software developers ‘abandoned’ by management.
“While two-thirds of software developers polled for the study felt that senior managers should share the responsibility for ensuring software quality, almost 70 per cent said that senior management did not take that responsibility.”
Considering that most “senior” managers don’t even understand what software developers do or how to use the software they have on their super high-end, pimped-out laptops, this doesn’t surprise me. Hell, I report directly to the CIO and the topic of quality has only recently come up. Found here.
Eric Wise defines different types of superhero and super villain programmers. Which one are you? I work with some “Copy and Paste” super villains. I like this quote: “The communicator is damn near useless in an internal shop with highly technical users. Like Aquaman without a dolphin.” Can I just say that Aquaman is by far, the most useless superhero….not even worthy of being called a superhero.
Mitch Denny has several posts that dive into some of the nitty gritty details for the skills being measured on an upcoming Microsoft exam (70-536). Good stuff. I’m not going to link to each of his posts, but I will link to the first one on
Value types and nullable types.
This is actually an older post, but I just recently found it. “What Managers Should Know About Web Developers“
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Now playing: Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
When I wrote this article a few years back, I pretty much did it in a vacuum and only received feedback from the editor and one tech reviewer.
David Hayden has a great article titled “Encrypt Connection Strings AppSettings and Web.Config in ASP.NET 2.0 – Security Best Practices “.
From the article:
There are no more excuses in .NET 2.0 as to why you haven’t encrypted sensitive information, such as connection strings, in your Web.config.
Anyone that’s done TDD for any length of time will agree with what Jeremy has to say.
Please be patient while I clean up all the new freakin’ comment spam.
I’m giving BlogJet another chance. When I tried it last year, it just didn’t work for me. I’m not sure why, I just recall being happier with the editor built into .Text. Well, now I’m getting pretty dissatisfied with the editor built into .Text, so I’m gonna try this.
Of course, I really, really, really need to upgrade from .Text to Community Server, but that’ll have to wait until I have an entire day to burn.
The other tool I’m giving another shot is SharpReader. I’ve been using RSSBandit for several months, but it seems like lately it’s having major issues with FeedBurner feeds. While I do prefer the RSSBandit UI, SharpReader seems to handle all my feeds correctly.