Thursday, October 27, 2005

So what's next... is getting closer

I posted a while ago about how I felt that developing in text files is such a bad idea. That code should be a structure in memory. This would enable features like: being able to instantly evaluate tests as you change the code. The ultimate in timely feedback.

Well I just came across this project today, which is getting a long way towards the future I predict.

Check out the movie demo..

Then imagine duplicating the state each time you set up a test so you can see all tests in your state at the same time. I'd love to try TDD with this tool.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Ajax in action

The best site I have seem (to demo Ajax) is

It really gives you the feeling that web app clients are starting to get a little fatter again.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

And... we're back!

I had some problems recently with getting my bog working. I was convinced it was a Blogger problem. Turns out I had run out of space on my server, so it was my bad.

Big thanks to Christine at Blogger Support for all her help.

Note: the Atom feed should be working again now too. :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Linus says no to specs

I just read this in slashdot...

Linus Torvalds raised a few eyebrows (and furrowed even more in confusion) by saying "A 'spec' is close to useless. I have _never_ seen a spec that was both big enough to be useful _and_ accurate. And I have seen _lots_ of total crap work that was based on specs. It's _the_ single worst way to write software, because it by definition means that the software was written to match theory, not reality."

I have got to say, I have to agree with the chap :)

see slashdot for more info...

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