I’ve been struggling with SSMS losing intellisense, seemingly randomly, for months now. Blowing away the local settings cache and reinstalling would help for a bit, but it kept coming back, er, going away. I was losing my serenity. Special thanks to my friend Capt’ Quacks for figuring out that intellisense and SQLCMD mode don’t play … Continue reading Robert, are you just holding on to SQLCMD mode?
Scott Locklin on the wisdom of rules 6 and 17 One of the valuable things about popular but boring languages is that the code has been traversed many times, and routine stuff you’re likely to use in production is probably well debugged… The other benefit to boring languages is people concentrate on the problem, rather … Continue reading Cleverness is the Mother of Regret
…brilliantly summed up by Alexey Golub in “Unit Testing is Overrated”. My main complaint is that they greatly expand the complexity of the code with interfaces and abstractions that only exist for the sake of the unit tests, without actually testing the application the way it will be used. Users don’t care how high your code … Continue reading Everything I don’t like about unit testing
There is, however, a clear line of heredity and succession which connects my 1986 computer to my bought-in-2018 one, the same way there’s a line of heredity and succession between the first Benz and the latest one…the so-called “x86 architecture” Here’s an entertaining essay on the dangers of a clean sheet re-write, aka Rule 20.
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