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  • Ship Software With Value

    The blogosphere has gone a bit crazy the last few days with posts responding to Joel Spolsky’s latest article about "The Duct Tape Programmer" . Bloggers everywhere are tossing their two cents in and saying what parts of Joel's post was good and what wasn't good. Once noticeable trend...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 09-29-2009
    Filed under: Rant, Agile, Testing, Opinion
  • The Holy Grail is NOT Automation

    Often times as developers who understand what computers can do is really limitless, we seek to automate everything. The holy grail is being able to sit at where everything is accomplishable with a simple double-click. Often times automation, however wonderful or geek drool inspiring, is not cost effective...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 05-28-2009
    Filed under: Rant, Opinion
  • Your IoC Container Choice is Not a Feature of Your Application

    I don't want to be a wet blanket, but someone's got to put a stop to the IoC love fest going on out there. An Inversion of Control (IoC) container , for those of you were aren't yet familiar, allows you to retrieve instances of objects at runtime. A relatively common solution to a common...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 03-29-2009
    Filed under: Rant, Opinion, Windsor, Tools
  • Ivory tower policies or mandates are counter productive

    I am sure that most of you have heard the term ‘Ivory Tower Architect’ and most of have a mental image of what this means.  To me, when I hear the team I think of a person or team of washed up, has been developers who are no longer capable of creating quality code so now they have been relegated...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-19-2009
    Filed under: Opinion, Rant
  • If you cannot do a source pull and compile you are doing it wrong!

    I know this may seem like old hat to many, but trust me not all organizations/projects are setup to allow you to easily pull the code from your source repository and compile.  I know it is sad, but if you ask me, this is just the tip of the ice burg in terms of what is ultimately wrong with our...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-13-2009
    Filed under: Development, Opinion, Rant, Craftsmanship
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