Daily Archives: May 20, 2005

Interesting article about Linux politics

John Dvorak has an interesting commentary on the implosion of the Linux community.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m sympathetic to the view that Linux and OSS in general are having problems with religious zeal affecting people’s better judgement.


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Code Complete 2

I finally bought myself a copy of Steve McConnell’s Code Complete, 2nd Edition. I’ve read about a third of it so far and love it. It’s by far the most practical and useful book on programming I have ever read.

But how to learn it all? Sure, an experience programmer will pick up many of these ideas over time, but how can I start implementing ALL of them?

I think my plan is to read it through once, and then while I sit at my desk at work (or home), leave it open to a random page so I can think about the displayed topic.


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New Site Format

I’ve decided to go with a much simpler blogging application: WordPress. I’m still figuring out how it works, but so far I like it a LOT more. The articles and projects have yet to make it here, but I’ll try and get to it this weekend.

Hope you enjoy it!


Check out my latest book, the essential, in-depth guide to performance for all .NET developers:

Writing High-Performance.NET Code, 2nd Edition by Ben Watson. Available for pre-order: