27 Feb
2008

Want My 17" MacBook Pro?

That’s it, I’ve had it. Remember this: I Just Bought a MacBook Pro? Well, I can’t live with the keyboard anymore. Can’t do it. I love the form factor, and I love the lightness, and I love the display, and I hate the keyboard layout. Guess what? It wans’t made for Windows. Weird, eh? You […]

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27 Feb
2008

Be Careful of Your Passion

Many developers categorize themselves when describing their areas of passion or specialty. Often this sounds like, “I’m a data guy,” or “I like middleware.” Occasionally you hear a passion for user experience or UI expressed as, “I like making GUIs.” Most of us got into this business because we liked making computers do things we […]

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25 Feb
2008

Reporters and Technical Language

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As if we needed more confirmation that we technologists talk funny to nuero-typicals, I give you the following: In a news story about Boise Code Camp, the following paragraphs appeared in this article of the Idaho Statesman. The camp will include: Teaching workers how to use, create and deliver applications that allow computers to download […]

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22 Feb
2008

Some Other Assertions in VS Unit

Folks are often unaware of a some classes within the Visual Studio unit testing framework that make writing unit tests a bit easier. Instead of simply adding functionality to the base Assert class, the framework declares 2 other specialized assertion classes: CollectionAssert and StringAssert. CollectionAssert is handy for comparing 2 collections or for validating members […]

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