Monthly Archives: January 2012

It’s not a game you know

I’ve been promising to get my son’s game running on a mobile phone for some time. When he was younger we spent some time writing a version of PacMan that we could run on his Nintendo DS, though this had … Continue reading

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I’m still standing

Ted Neward has been trying to stir again with a recent post on the subject Is Programming Less Exciting Today? Also these lines, there have been several recent times when I’ve heard people say that .NET is dead – .NET … Continue reading

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You’ve got loads of things in that container

Dependency injection in .NET by Mark Seeman First, let me say that this is a really brilliant book. Lots of technical discussion backed up with lots of practical examples, though perhaps with a few too many metaphors associated with cooking. … Continue reading

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To the future and beyond!

9 Algorithms that changed the Future by John MacCormick I thought this book was really good. It is isn’t very technical but explains several interesting algorithms using simplified examples in a way that makes the algorithm very clear. In some … Continue reading

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Lose the fat–it’s slowing you down

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries I haven’t read a lot of business books, but one of the Red Gate CEOs bought over a hundred copies of the book which he offered to the employees to read. I eventually got … Continue reading

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Exceptional behaviour– I think not!

Take a standard windows forms application in .NET, and modify the start up code to the following. If you run the code on a x64 architecture you see the exception being thrown, but the Form is displayed nevertheless. If you … Continue reading

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Crystal balls out

At the start of the year, many bloggers start making their list of predictions for the coming year. One set of predictions I always love to read are those of Ted Neward. I’ve read his predictions for many years, and … Continue reading

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