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]

The Birth of the CLR

I recently came across the blog of Patrick Dussud, who is the lead architect of the CLR/UIFX group. His first (and currently only post) discusses his role in the birth of the .NET CLR. There is a link to a mailing list archive that also gives some more... [Read More]

Can a Manager Be a Techie and Survive?

Computerworld recently ran an article titled “Can a Manager Be a Techie and Survive?“ In it, the author presents the view that it is the only way. I agree with her up to a point. In both my opinion and the author’s opinion, those who manage techies must have... [Read More]

Vista Goes Gold!

Earlier today Microsoft announced that Vista is finally complete, after over 5 years of work. Expect to see it hit the consumer and small-business market by the end of January 2007. Large companies will have access to it by the end of the month. For more details, read the... [Read More]