On the front page of DotNetKicks is a nice little article on using source control. And I hate it. Not the article itself, it is a nice read actually, very valid. So before you read why I hate it, please check it out.
OK, lets start with the basics: Source Control is vitally important to software developers. If you are not using it shame on you! Go beat your head into a wall until you comply. Really. Subversion, Source Safe, Team Systems, etc; pick one and use it. End of story.
But I have two very petty complaints with the article:
- Use of overly tiered title. Any title starting with “I, for one, welcome our new <insert noun here> overlords!” should be banned, and further use should lead to sanctions.
- There is a freaking CAT in a SINK! Why? Because someone, somewhere, thought cats in odd places were cute — and we have been paying for it ever since. The only redeeming quality about the cat is that the author did not use the generally accepted animal speech: “IM N UR SINK, MAKEN IT DURTY”. Maybe you could go with: “Brush ur teeth now, I dares you”. But the author restrained and left that out. I applaud you — even though overly sentimental women everywhere are screaming that you left a job undone. Be strong, leave it alone.
So, a trifecta was narrowly averted and I can read the article and not gouge my eyes out, merely shaking uncontrollably. Thank you.