When 2.0 is released (hopefully by the end of the year), it will be using a spinoff of .Text named SubText. With the death of other great open source projects like NDoc, I decided to do my part and contribute as a developer on this one. I’m starting with reviewing... [Read More]

Developer Tools

As a developer I use a lot of additional tools to get my work done in the most efficient and accurate way possible. That involves a lot of things, such as unit testing, code analysis and additional productivity inside the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. I have seen a lot of blog posts... [Read More]

Community Credit

As I was browsing around the Subtext web site, I came across the Community Credit website. This is a pretty interesting site, where the primary goal is “stupid prizes for smart people”. From the website, the goal is …to reward fellow IT Professionals who have contributed toward the development community.... [Read More]

The Problem with Programming

Yesterday, the Technology Review published an interview with Bjarne Stroustrup. It is an interesting interview, but I think it leaves out some important aspects of the real problems. I think the real problem is that “we” (that is, we software developers) are in a permanent state of... [Read More]

Enterprise Library v3: Validation Application Block

I just received an email pointing to Tom Hollander’s blog posting “Validation Application Block- Revealed!”. (For those of you who don’t know, Tom is a Product Manager for the patterns & practices group.) The new Validation Application Block sounds very promising, allowing validation rules to be specified through the... [Read More]