The MUD process is a mature, widely-utilized software development process. It can be found in thousands of teams around the globe. Its primary aims are to allow developers to work simultaneously on a wide variety of projects without all the willy-nilly management cruft associated with other so-called “agile” processes. MUD is characterized by several important […]
This is what you get by default when you ask Visual Studio 2008 to generate a new test: Why is that so cluttered? Why is there a region that is filled with test-writing tutorial code? Why is there a member variable to track the test context? WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON???? *Ahem*. Yes. This […]
I’m learning the built-in unit testing framework for Visual Studio right now, and I have to say, so far I hate it. I found this video, and it made me physically sick to watch it. The interface shown may as well have been drawn in Paint, and while it appears to be functional, it hardly […]
I have been trying to bring my excitement and creativity to bear in my day job. I assume there are a lot of different ways to do this, but in my case it almost always involves generating a new idea that is nearly or completely orthogonal to my normal duties. In particular, I’ve been playing […]
I’ve been writing .NET code since about 2004; the period from 2007 through the end of 2012 was dominated by this platform. And in all that time I never once created a settings file. They seem fidgety, but my goodness aren’t they ever handy!
Originally posted on StackOverflow. When it comes to dealing with complex SQL, it has been my experience that using vertical space liberally is your best friend, particularly once you move to systems with more than a single join in most of your queries. I’ve written a code standard that I have been using for about […]
At this point in history you should not have a page that is about web development that doesn’t handle zooming (in Chrome, no less) elegantly.