Most people in software agree that unit testing is a good thing. It is certainly one of the biggest developments in the way we code to occur in the last 20 years. Whether you unit test or not, you probably … Read more
Just a short post to say I will be having two weeks off from blogging over the Christmas period.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and come back in the new year feeling refreshed and ready to code!… Read more
There is a lot of dogma in programming. I don’t know if there are similar levels of dogma in other forms of engineering, but the adamance with which some programmers subscribe to certain practices and approaches can be quite disturbing. … Read more
As a programmer you are likely to experience frustration from time to time. In the last few months I am sure you can recall at least a couple of occasions when you have sat at your desk, faced with a … Read more
Garbage collection is often seen as a kind of black magic in the world of .NET, particularly by junior programmers. There is no real need to understand how it works in order to build most applications, therefore it remains a … Read more
Over the years I have been something of a productivity tool junky. Like many programmers I love trying out new productivity tools and utilities, but 90% of them don’t stand the test of time. I will generally try something out, … Read more