There’s No Such Thing As A Duct Tape Programmer

About a month ago, Joel Spolsky had the software developer community up in arms over his article, “The Duct Tape Programmer“.  Everyone with a blog felt compelled to throw in their knee-jerk response, faithfully declaring their allegiance to either Joel and the duct tape crowd or the do-it-right crowd.  And as so frequently happens on … 

 

Twitter’s “Small Settings Update” Is Anything But

Twitter's latest blog post titled Small Settings Update states the following: We've updated the Notices section of Settings to better reflect how folks are using Twitter regarding replies. Based on usage patterns and feedback, we've learned most people want to see when someone they follow replies to another person they follow—it's a good way to stay … 

 

Should You Use ASP.NET MVC?

There are a lot of ASP.NET web forms developers out there who admit that they simply don't "get it" when it comes to all the hubbub surrounding ASP.NET MVC.  In some ways, I can sympathize with them.  The vocal minority that raves about ASP.NET MVC gush about it with such zeal that they make it … 

 

Content-Stealing Jerks

Edit 3/29/2009 7:23 PM: It appears that Delimitdesign has finally caught wind of this thread and has altered their post to look less like a blatant rip off of mine.  They also modified the post date from 3/28/2009 to 5/28/2008.  Right.  Too bad Google cache clearly shows their original post in its full copy & paste glory … 

 

What ASP.NET MVC Can Learn From Ruby on Rails

Simon Torkumine, a Ruby on Rails developer, recently blogged about how the ASP.NET MVC framework compares to Ruby on Rails. While there are some parts of his post that I don't necessarily agree with (e.g. the anemic community, C# being too verbose), one point he brought up rang true to me: .NET MVC is actually …