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Flotsam and Jetsam #7

By Nick at August 30, 2010 04:55
Filed Under: Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Julian Bucknall of DevExpress has a great post about a coding pattern that I didn’t know had a name:  the Composed Method pattern.  The idea is to break your code down into many methods with only a few lines of code.  His second point is the really important one, though:  We should be writing code to be read by people, not by the compiler.
  • Here’s an interesting article:  10 things non-technical users don’t understand about your software  Do you take utter noobs into account when designing your software user interface?
  • Question of the Day:  Can (or should) a software installer assume that an internet connection is in place?  I notice that most of the applications that I download and install these days are actually internet installers.  Thoughts?
  • Here is a good run down/review of Microsoft LightSwitch by long time tech writer Tim Anderson.  Interesting stuff.  Here’s the most intriguing quote by Tim:  Speculation – LightSwitch will one day target Windows Phone 7” 
  • Argh!  The iPhone now has a NetFlix app. I confess I am jealous and am anxiously awaiting  the ability to watch NefFlix on my Android.
  • This is an oldie but a goodie: Things To Remember If I Ever Become an Evil Overlord (Hat tip to Jeff Dunteman for reminding me....)
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