Monthly Archives: February 2016

Just how serious is a bug

I was thinking the other day about how hard it is to evaluate the impact of a bug fix. You have a bug report and determine the fix for it – just how do you then weigh the impact of the … Continue reading

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What do I need to know about Bitcoin?

There have been several bitcoin discussions at work of late… what actually is Bitcoin? How can the underlying blockchain technology be used for other purposes? I did the Coursera course on the topic some time ago, but these questions pushed me to go … Continue reading

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Your .NET applications can start being more native

I was interested in trying out the dotnet command line interface and seeing how it all works. Microsoft have after all just told us that they will be delaying the release of DNX to allow the integration into the CLI … Continue reading

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Another good DevWinter

It was DevWinter last weekend, and as usual there was an interesting set of talks. The “my adventure with elm” talk was good. The speaker gave a very brief introduction to Reactive programming, a brief introduction to the Elm language … Continue reading

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Actors have become popular again

Reactive messaging patterns with the Actor model: Applications and Integration with Scala and Akka by Vaughn Vernon I very much enjoyed this book’s discussion of Actors and the reasons why the Actor model is well matched with modern applications, though … Continue reading

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