Thursday, August 31, 2006

O/R-Mapping: A loose-loose situation?

Today (while researching SOAP-Bindings...) I stumbled across a great (and comparatively recent) article from Ted Neward  where he compares O/R-Mapping with the vietnam war. Although this seems a little unpopular to some I'll have to go deeper into the article as time permits. From a first glance I have to say that I couldn't agree more (at least on the technical side)

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Cynical Reengineering ?!?!

I'm not shure really about it right now, but Daniel pointed me to an article about "Cynical Reengineering" wich really appealed to me from the title alone. I'll have to go deeper into this as soon as I find the time.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Online Feed reader

Sometimes it's usefull to read your feeds - like blogs or update sites - via a browser.

From Stefan I learned about bloglines which seems quite OK - except that the confirmation mail they sent me was "considered spam" by Apple-Mail (at least it passed my providers Mailfilters ;-) )

Might be a handy way to stay up to date when no internet-access is available for my laptop.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Automated acceptance tests @ agile-cologne

tonight at the 15th meeting of the agile cologne user group (in German) Andreas Thiel reminded me (and all of us at the meeting) of an important statement from the Fitnesse Website (cited a bit liberally):

Unit tests help to build the system right


Acceptance tests help to build the right system

A good thing to remember!

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