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Windows 7 First Impressions
Well last night after enduring the start of Melbourne's heat wave, Air conditioning blasting and nothing worth watching on the TV, I decided to take the plunge and install the Windows 7 beta and give it a go. I decided to install it on a separate partition on my Media Centre PC after deciding that my laptop just wouldn't be able keep up despite Microsofts claims to the contrary. To my complete surprise, the most difficult part of the installation was trying to find a DVD to burn the image onto, The ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:10 AM

When Should I test?
While doing a bit of reading on TDD I stumbled across these two fantastic links from Steven Harman. Two quick and straight to the point reference guides to outline when and how often to write tests in your solution. Nice work. http://whenshoulditest.com http://howoftenshoulditest.com Then he follows it up with this gem "Saving the world via TDD", possibly the best example of TDD code ever. It attempts to prove that if skynet had of followed correct TDD principals arnie and his terminator pals would ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:50 AM

Windows 7 Conundrum
Ok, here it is. like a true geek I have downloaded the Windows 7 beta with a view to kick the tires on the new MS OS before the unwashed masses get it. I only have two machines at home; The first is a slightly aging Compaq Presario v4000 laptop, which I have had for about three years, it currently runs both Windows XP home (OEM) and Windows Server 2003 on which I do casual development, however I have used it in the past for more in depth development, to be honest this machines current role mostly ......

Posted On Friday, January 23, 2009 11:05 AM

Browser wars

Found this today, thought it was pretty neat, Would have thought Safari would have a bigger market share, although not sure if its entirely to scale.

Pixel labs via {Codequeeze}

 

Posted On Thursday, January 22, 2009 4:49 PM

Well, Where do I start.
At the beginning I suspect, I am a kiwi and I love to code.. Phew, that was difficult, they say starting is the hardest part (well its been the hardest part so far). I have wanted to start a blog for a some time, initailly to engage more with the developer community, as time went by and I had still not started my blog, I found more and more I had things to say but no platform to make myself heard, So we find ourselves (read: me) at this point. What better time to get underway than on the eve of the ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:14 PM

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