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A Brief History of Programming

In 1977, Bill Gates invented programming. Working closely with Steve Jobs, together they invented the SQL language (Steve being particularly responsible for the JOIN keyword).  That is a story for another blog post, however. In this blog post, I endeavor … Continue reading 

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The Perfect Web Framework

I’ve been paid professionally to work with or have messed around with many web frameworks. To name most of them: Perl/CGI RoR a tiny bit of Django ASP.NET WebForms ASP.NET MVC FubuMVC MonoRail a tiny bit of OpenRasta (sorry Sebastian, … Continue reading 

Also posted in MVC | 10 Comments

How to Write Unmaintainable Code

A friend showed this one to me a long time ago, and I still chuckle every time I remember a snippet or two from it. How to Write Unmaintainable Code by Roedy Green Perhaps my most favorite section is the … Continue reading 

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WebForms Myths “Busted”

This is a comedy goldmine that I wanted to share with you. Remember all that stuff you hated about WebForms? Yeah, it’s really just that you don’t know what you’re doing and if you just tried harder, it’s really not … Continue reading 

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Pablo’s Topic of the Month – April: Advanced Language Patterns for Visual Basic

Pablo’s Topic of the Month – April: Advanced Language Patterns for Visual Basic Following on the coat tails of last months’ Pablo’s Topic of the Month – March: Leveraging XML for Computationally Expensive Operations, I’d like to announce the new … Continue reading 

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Some people have too much time

So I gave my two weeks at my current employer around a week ago.  So I really wasn’t expecting practical jokes until maybe the end of this week.  Well lets just say my team got creative and managed to wrap … Continue reading 

Also posted in DSL, Kaizenconf, MVC | 4 Comments

Consultant Frustration Coefficient

Talking to Joey B this evening about creating a tool that would measure how frustrated you may become with wanting to mentor a team on Agile development practices. I am calling this the Consultant Frustration Coefficient. What you would do … Continue reading 

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Please Welcome Evan Hoff!

<humor> We wanted to bring a little southern hospitality to Los Techies but we couldn’t find anyone and settled for Evan Hoff.  j/k </humor> All kidding aside Evan brings a fun spirited point of view on vast array of pragmatic … Continue reading 

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Curious, What does your day look like?

I am just curious about all these great post I see coming from many of you.  How do you all (Texans ya’ll) find the time? My typical day. 5:30 Wake-up kids, and family Snooze till 6:15 (I need all the … Continue reading 

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