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The Designer/Developer Workflow Crisis (That Everyone’s Ignoring)

Let’s take an honest look at what passes for developer/designer workflow these days: Why are we okay with this? Sure, designers are fond using the programs they’ve used for years, and developers are busy debating DI vs. IOC , but we’re missing a bigger...

Jon's News Wrapup - May 8, 2008 Edition

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Why CodingHorror is horribly wrong about Blacklists and Virus Scanners

Jeff and I had an interesting debate on virus scanners a few weeks ago. He posted his take on the conversation yesterday, and (surprise!) we both think we won the argument. I believe the difference of opinion really comes down to a few different assumptions...

We should be virtualizing Applications, not Machines

One of the benefits of my new job at Vertigo Software is that I have more frequent opportunities to talk with my co-worker, Jeff Atwood . If everything goes right, we argue... because if we agree, neither of us is going to learn anything. Recently, we...

The value of "good enough" technology

Twitter is Good Enough Twitter drives all my tech-savvy friends crazy. We all agree that the idea - a simple mix of blog, chat, and IM - is a good one. However the site does very little, and what it does it does poorly - slow response, frequent outages...

A simple example of a fluent interface

Roiy recently released a really nice c# image enhancement filters library on CodeProject . It includes a nice collection of easy to use image transformation filters - ResizeFilter, RotateFilter, ImageWatermarkFilter, etc. They follow a simple pattern...

Can Operating Systems tell if they're running in a Virtual Machine?

Or, do androids know they're dreaming of electric sheep... There was some recent news on Windows Vista EULA restrictions relating to Virtual Machines . Vista Home Editions aren't allowed to be run inside a Virtual Machine, and Vista Ultimate in...

Job Application? Name and weblog only, please!

Scott Hanselman wrote about being put off by a resume submission with this sort of e-mail signature: Joe Blow, MCSE, MCSE+I, MCSD, MCT, MCP. He jokingly (?) proposed that we sign our names with something a bit more useful: Scott Hanselman, 11 Successful...

Assault on 13th Labour - Cross Platform Distributed Computing in .NET

BoingBoing linked to a distributed program attack on an encryption puzzle on Perspex City called Assault on 13th Labour . What caught my eye was the fact that it's a .NET console application which runs on Mac and Linux under Mono as well as Windows under...

The Death Star - The Ultimate Waterfall Project?

James Higgs asks a great question: Was the Death Star built using waterfall? My favorite part (quoting from the beginning of Star Wars Episode VI): VADER: The Emperor does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation. JERJERROD: But he asks the...
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