These posts, originally intended to be weekly, are coming much less frequently. Oh well…
“The fantasy model of collaborative design reflects a monumental unconcern about conceptual integrity. Jill pats the design here; Jim nudges it there; Jack patches it yonder. It is spontaneous; it is collaborative; and it produces poor designs. Indeed, we know the process so well that we have a scornful name for it—committee design. If collaboration tools are designed so they encourage committee design, they will do more harm than good” – Frederick P. Jr. Brooks
- Better remote collaboration will make protectionism harder- A case for the economic advantage of remote work.
- On Knowledge – “There are three kinds of knowledge: what you know you know, what you know you don't know, and what you don't know you don't know”
- Michael Montgomery of IDesign points out a major gap in Agile, the lack of architecture.
- Silverlight is "Dead"- Rocky talks about what it means for a technology to be ‘dead’.
- Port Bridge - Building “hybrid” cloud applications where parts of an an app lives up in a cloud infrastructure and other parts of the infrastructure live at a hosting site, or a data center, or even in your house ought to be simple – especially in this day and age of Web services.
- C# 5.0: More Than Just Async – Very cool caller information that obsoletes the need to walk the stackframe.
- Give Your Classes a Software Contract – Code Contracts seem like a useful practice.
- BI Components for Business Value- Each data warehouse/business intelligence (DW/BI) lifecycle iteration delivers a coherent, incremental data set that provides value to the organization and can be implemented in a relatively short time frame
- Cache busting in ASP.NET – Looks like a fairly straightforward way to do it.
- Cost to enable side-loading on a Windows 8 device
- On the Dark Side of "Craftsmanship"- Ted Neward questions software craftsmanship.
- Surefire Ways To Destroy Employee Morale- My new years resolution is to hit all 9 this year.
- SQL Server Backup and Restore to Cloud Simplified
- Introduction to Service-Orientation- appendix from Programming WCF Services by Juval Lowy.
“stand in the corner and scream with me”