DaedTech Digest: New Year’s Edition
I’ve been taking it easy this last week, celebrating Christmas and also taking the rest of the week (mostly) off to spend time with family. So I’ve done no normal posts and also don’t plan to have one on New Years Day. Instead, I’ll pick back up next Wednesday.
But, I can take a few minutes out to sneak in a digest post.
- I’ve been reading a series called The Expanse, by James Corey. If you like sci-fi, I definitely recommend it. I also understand that it’s a SyFy series as well.
- For Christmas this year, I got a “jerkygram.” If you love meat and jerky the way that I do, you’ll definitely enjoy this.
- I’m doing a talk for a remote conference called The Developer on Fire Remote Conference. This takes place January 22nd to January 24th, and you can catch me, John Sonmez, Jon Skeet, and many others.
- I pick a little vacation time. It’s been hard, but I’ve gotten my business interests to the point that I can actually take a vacation without it meaning that I have no income. It’s restorative and, while I wholeheartedly endorse hustles and side hustles, you can’t go 365 days per year.
DaedTech Post Digest
- Last year I wrote a New Years themed post for the NDepend blog about code quality. Stop copy-pasting, avoid global state, write unit tests… you get the idea.
- For the SubMain blog, I wrote a post about which sorts of code comments you should avoid. There’s a lot of debate out there about how much or little you should comment, but there are some types of comments that nobody wants to see.
- For Scalyr, I wrote a post examining what features a good log file viewer has.
- I wrote about how to get the most out of functional testing (the QA approach, not functional programming) for the TechTown blog.
- Another one for SubMain, this one more aimed at product usage. Here’s how you can tune CodeIt.Right to be more performant when you have pretty large codebases.
- And, one last post. This one was for NDepend and it concerned how static analysis has changed over the years.