When a developer says next week, they mean Friday. When Sales hears next week, they think Monday. Plan accordingly.
With apologies to Imagine Dragons (and everyone, really). I’m waking up to cache and JS I tail my log and I trace my REST I’m breathing in the CSS (unnecessarily long and deep breath)
“When people didn’t think about quality until they were 6 weeks in, they didn’t know how to do it anymore…you get too far in and you never recover.” Nick Van Weerdenburg explains why quality matters on day 0 of your development project.
…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
When will I ever learn? INSERT EXEC statement cannot be nested Until it is, here is a great overview on How to Share Data between Stored Procedures by Erland Sommarskog.
“What if we just used NVARCHAR(4000) as the default datatype parameter for any query, regardless of what datatype the table has in it – like numbers or dates?” Brent Ozar with an interesting example on why (almost) everything could be nvarchar.
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.
I’ve been leading small software development teams on big projects since 2004. Painful experiences taught me some simples rules to make it less painful. Here they are, presented in order of discovery: If it can be null, it will be null The clipboard is a cruel mistress Size really does matter Inside every small problem … Continue reading Simple rules for keeping dev teams out of trouble
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