Category Archives: Resource

Don't Interview the Engineer

This post is advice for managers looking to hire good engineers.  If you put a lot of value in the quality of the job interview, you might be selecting for the wrong kind of candidates.

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GIT: Accented Characters in Filenames

If you are using file names with non-ASCII characters in them, then Git will sometimes behave funny.  There are some commands to know about.

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PostHoc: Testing Apps that Send Email

I have developed a utility program that is extremely useful for testing and demonstrating applications that send email.  It is called Post Hoc.   As far as your application is concerned, it is an SMTP server, but it comes with a … Continue reading

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UI Guideline Resources

Every good development team creates guideline for the implementation of the user interface, so that the implementation is consistent.  A consistent meaning helps users to understand more easily what is meant by a particular arrangement of UI elements.  

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Don't Fear Rewriting New Code

The last post #28 Avoid “Test Script” Fever was about simplifying an implementation that was more elaborate than it needed to be.  There was a waterfall-style project in exactly this situation, and leader responded saying “It has already been coded the … Continue reading

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#2 Good Book: Clean Code

I want to bring you attention to an excellent book about the “craft of programming”. It is called “Clean Code” by Robert C Martin. Actually this book is a collaboration of a number of authors who contributed to make a … Continue reading

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