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  • Why I Love being a Software Developer

    This post is part 1 of a 2 part mini-series on why I both Love and Hate being a software developer.  This is mostly a semi-generic rant about my views on the software industry as a whole, and NOT about any one company that i have worked for. I have been a software developer for the past 8+ years...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 02-10-2008
    Filed under: Humor, Opinion
  • Replacing the KISS principle with the KIDD principle

    I am pretty sure most of us have heard of the KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle. But I would like to coin a new principle. This is the KIDD principle. So, what does KIDD stand for? K – Keep I – It D – Difficult D – Dummy Sadly it appears that way to many software developers follow the KIDD principle...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-11-2007
    Filed under: Humor, Opinion
  • This code sucks....

    How many times as developers have we taken a look at someone else's code and said 'This stuff sucks' or 'WTF where they thinking'? I know I have said this plenty of time. I also am pretty sure that others have said this about my code. In fact I am KNOW I have said that about my own...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-10-2007
    Filed under: Development, Humor, Opinion
  • Things I am thankful for...

    In celebration of Thanksgiving tomorrow, i thought i would list out some of things that i am thankful for in the development world. Open source tools RhinoMocks NUnit StructureMap Reflector The great blogs of the blogosphere Having 3 monitors (sooo much better than 2, trust me) Writing fun meaningful...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-21-2007
    Filed under: Humor, Opinion
  • Failing builds, the sound of silence

    I'm sure that everyone has heard the riddle ' If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?' . This riddle is all about observation and knowledge of reality. Well, I have a riddle for software teams following TDD. 'If a build fails and no-one fixes...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-07-2007
    Filed under: Methodology, TDD, Humor, Opinion
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