Subversion 1.5 released

The feature I’ve been looking forward to the most, merge tracking, made it into the latest Subversion release. I’m not sure why, but branching/merging has been a conceptually scary thing for me for a long time. I’d always be afraid that somehow I’d mess up the merge and lose updates or somehow mangle my code …

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Management Anti-patterns

Sandy sent me a link listing anti-patterns as applied to management practices. For those not up on the jargon, an anit-pattern is a bad practice that is repeated frequently. I first heard this term in terms of programming patterns and anti-patterns, but I’ve since heard it used in non-programming contexts. I can honestly say I’ve …

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Deals with the devil

After two summers during high school where I had the pleasure of working with Visual Basic and Access, you couldn’t pay me enough to program with an MS designed language again.  And, even though I have a basic understanding of Java, very few interesting web sites use Java as their foundation.  But apparently, the marketplace …

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