“These are the pale deaths that men miscall their lives”
- Making meetings more expensive...might actually make them cost less
- VS 2010 SP1 (Beta) and IIS Express
- Open ID Is A Nightmare- Rob Conery offers a counter point to recent post by Jeff Atwood.
- Effective Clustered Indexes – Nice overview of how indexes work.
- Origins of 10X – How Valid is the Underlying Research? – Steve McConnell about 10x
10x Productivity Myths: Where’s the 10x Difference in Compensation?
- HTML5 "standards" – Rocky expresses reservations about the promise of HTML5
- Shifting testing strategies away from mocks – This post is a little tough to follow but sounds like he’s wrestling with mocking that parallel my own reservations. Other than the performance benefit, I could never quite get my head around the advantage of testing that methods get called as opposed to testing they actually work. “This cuts down on mock setups that don’t actually match what can happen in production – if you use the real deal, you can’t fake an impossible situation.”
- C# Generic Identity Map -- Creating an Object Pool for Multiple Object Types – The identity map pattern has been something that’s been in my peripheral vision for a while. While its not the same thing as caching its related. If we could get to a point where all persistence is centralized to the object in our applications, I think we could solve a lot of problems by guaranteeing we only have one instance of the object loaded within the application and everyone is sharing the same one.
- How to kill a bad idea – More from Jason Fried about the importance of saying no.