Brandon Smith’s post Write code. Not too much. Mostly functions. is small in size but high in quality, with no artificial fillers, just like a good program should be. Code, like food, has value…Just be aware of your project’s “appetite”: write what needs to be written, and then try not to over-indulge.
Using the “generate scripts” wizard in SSMS, I always have to stop and check my eyes on the last step. Clicking a row in the dropdown performs the action you would expect the button to do. It’s bizarre the form doesn’t use checkboxes or option buttons for picking the output format, since both are already … Continue reading UI Fails #2, SSMS Dropdown Button
Split your codebase, split your teams, create a lot of opportunities for mediocre coders to grow into mediocre engineering managers, everybody was happy. Including your hardware vendor, because suddenly you needed much more hardware to run the same workloads… The feedback cycle is truly broken – testing a microservice is merely testing a cog in a … Continue reading Cloud Skeptic #0
The sheer age of those COBOL systems is, oddly, actually something that works in their favor. Because they’re old, they have been relentlessly debugged. When a program is first written, it inevitably has problems…But those COBOL programs that run the world? They’ve had decades for coders and users to uncover all the problems, and to … Continue reading And the Rule 17 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to…COBOL
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
Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.
Follow My Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.