Archive for February, 2005

Holiday reading

I'm going away on a skiing trip for a couple of days. Apart from the much-welcomed physical training it involves, getting out of town provides an excellent time to read. Into the bag goes, among others, John Grisham's Pelican Brief (many say it's from the worse end of his production, but we'll see), Writing Secure […]

February 23, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
Posted in: General

Software development as a lifelong career?

Douglas Reilly recently posted an article called The value of experienced coders discussing the merits of experience and the short-sighted approach of pushing experienced developers either to sales or management. A rather interesting read, and luckily quite a bit shorter than my usual recommendations :-) Not that I'd be close to even 40 yet, but […]

February 21, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · 4 Comments
Posted in: Misc. programming

IE7 – what an interesting turn

February 16, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
Posted in: Web

An excellent unit testing article

While I've been exploring in the unit testing world for quite some time already, the recent weeks have been another great push in this direction. The techniques and patterns for unit testing are relatively easy to comprehend. My real challenge is business integration and managing the developer-driven part of the testing process: The ways to […]

February 16, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: Misc. programming

.NET – A love story (humor)

To lighten up the Monday, here's a funny blog post by J. Michael Palermo: .NET – A Love Story. Anyone with decent OOP vocabulary can understand most of it :-)

February 14, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: General

One more great thing about Whidbey: Partial form classes

I've been toying with Whidbey quite a lot lately. One thing I didn't fully appreciate from reading the spec at first was partial classes. Sure, the concept of being able to divide a class in several files is great, but the full realization of its practical benefits kept me waiting until I designed my first […]

February 13, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
Posted in: .NET