🏷 software

The Second Software Crises Just Began

Uncle Bob is praying this for years now. I don’t want to imagine the code quality in such kind of software. Made in huge enterprises where the processes will count much more than any kind of agility.

Goodbye Tower :-(

Tower changed their pricing model 😢

Stop Writing Unused Code!

“Visual Studio is one of the single largest pieces of software in the world,” he (Chris Granger, a software developer who worked as a lead at Microsoft on Visual Studio) said. “It’s over 55 million lines of code. And one of the things that I found out in this study is more than 98 percent of it is completely irrelevant. All this work had been put into this thing, but it missed the fundamental problems that people faced.

Regulatory Demands

We, as software developers, will face more and more regulatory demands. Business, government, laws will tell us how to do our work.

Glen Vanderburg – Real Software Engineering

Thank you, Chad Fowler @chadfowler for pointing to Glenn Vanderburg’s @glv update of his wonderful talk “Real Software Engineering”. I was fascinated by one of the early versions I saw at Rails Conf 2011 in Baltimore.



Calendar Notifications Pop Up Every Hour On Your Mac?

Annoyed by Mac OS repeating calendar notifications every hour even when you already dismissed them?



Erlang Factory Interview

Interview ‘An Evening at Erlang Factory’

Excel: The Last Microsoft Office Stronghold

I really don’t care a lot about Office - I just never used it. Though I have to blame when (Austrian) schools forces children to buy (or thieve) Office to do stuff which could be done with a variety of free apps (in some cases easier than with Microsoft’s version.

Tabs in Safari

My favorite browser for the last month (or was it years?) was Chrome. After upgrading to Maverick I read this Article about battery life and I switched back to Safari.

GnuPGP works with Lion Mail

My GnuPGP encryption is back with Lion’s Mail.