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]

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]