Back by popular demand. A semi-regular review of lab life as seen through my computer screen and sometimes in person. A lot has happened since I last posted, here’s just a brief summary.
We heard a great talk from the Lab49 Strategy Practice. We’ve got a team that can analyze markets and business decisions, perform original research and apply analytical methods. They can describe it much better than I can too. They’re mostly MBAs, but unlike George Bush, they speak very clearly.
The Tao of Var
I think its cool that contracts may be specified in programming languages. The SEC proposal is here. Lab49ers picked apart the language choice, its operational semantics, and non-termination and exclusion thereof. I just think its cool.
Plenty of early adopters around here, so I’ve seen the IPad…. and … its …
Can You Code a Binary Search?
I can, but I might not get it perfectly right the first time and I don’t have a problem with that… On the other hand, I might, maybe its just a question of mindset and motivation. With a computer telling me I’m not perfect 100 times a day, I wouldn’t state anything with certainty. This guy says that’s no good. Here’s some reasons I might want to care.
Now Using Code Behind – Horrors
Some third party controls are being unwieldy with MVVM and forcing us to use code behind as the least worst option. Its a 1% problem, so its probably not a new holy war.
I’ve been away from the blog for a while and missed quite a bit – here’s some things you may have missed on the Lab49 Blog – I did:
Videos: Bruce Kyle of Microsoft and MVP Stuart Celarier explore the new languages features in C# 4.0
InfoGraphics are informative? click here for the answer.
Pomodoro? I wonder if the Pomodoro Technique has any applicability to programmers. If the problem is interesting or exciting enough, I’ll usually work until full exhaustion, then after swearing I’ll only work a few more minutes, work several more hours, sometimes I only stop when the router dies. Thanks, but I’ll pass Ray.
Fed, Frannie and Freddie — As told by Paddy Hirsch.
Silverlight Analytics framework released at Mix.
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