As you might have deduced from some of my previous blog entries, I work as a software engineer for a large consulting firm. That firm works on a project basis, in which personnel works at the client site rather than from a central office. As a result I have quite a bit of contact with [...]
On November 4, 2008 a great wish came true for most of the United States and the rest of the world: a great alliance of liberals, progressives, new voters, young voters, men, women, blacks, hispanics and people who wanted change in general rose up and dropkicked George W. Bush and his neoconservative cronies out of [...]
Even on a technology blog it is sometimes time to look back instead of forwards. Because sometimes it is important to remember where you’ve come from and not just to look at where you’re going. In this entry I’d like to take some time and reflect on an important piece of technology history that is [...]
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I’ve been playing around a little with the Click framework in the hopes of having stumbled on a front end framework that is suitable for people like me (who really don’t like the front end). But while I think that Click is quite clever in a number of [...]
I just got done reading Jettro’s post on refactoring your library. And still being in the vacation mood, it reminded me of an idea that surfaces in my so-called brain every now and then: the public library for the twenty-first century.
Much like Jettro I have the habit of accumulating odds and ends of documentation [...]
Sometimes you just get to a point that it’s time for something new. In this case, I’ve found that it’s time for a new blog editor.
For most of my posts so far on GridShore, I’ve been using Zoundry Raven. In case you don’t know it, it’s a WYSIWYG editor used to create blog entries. [...]
An opinion on SpringSource’s new maintenance policy Introduction
On September 17, 2008 SpringSource announced a new Maintenance Policy regarding its software offerings, particularly its primary product (the Spring Framework) both in its open source and Enterprise editions. The new policy reads as follows:
Customers who are using SpringSource Enterprise, available under a subscription, will receive [...]
That sounds unnecessarily uncomfortable A response to “Cram your test driven development up your ass….” by Samuel N. Hart
I was surfing the Web this evening and stumbled upon a rather uncomfortable-sounding suggestion by Samuel Hart regarding the disposition of Test-driven Development (TDD). Not wanting to spend my working hours squirming around on my seat, [...]