InfoWorld is dead

IDG’s newsweekly, InfoWorld, is moving to an online-only format (Read Steve Fox’s, its Editor-in-Chief, discussion). Fox says that InfoWorld is not “going away,” but so far the conversion of a print readership to online has been, at best, problematic. There have been some credible attempts ( Byte, for instance) but the problems are considerable, not […]

Ready To Get Home

In the airport today, I saw a fellow browsing Sudoku books. Flipping through them, seemingly evaluating pages as one might check out a writer’s style. I thought about going up beside him, looking over his shoulder and saying “Well, that one’s trivial,” or “Oh, that one.” Last night I had a dream and it had […]

MSTest Moving to VS Pro

  Naysawn has announced that the Visual Studio unit testing framework (MSTest) is moving into the Pro SKU of Visual Studio. That’s a good start, but I want to lobby for going the whole way: Please move the unit testing framework into the .NET framework. Source: MSTest Moving to VS Pro Originally published on Wed, […]

2007 Jolts Awards

The Jolt Awards were announced last night. The list of winners is below. We had some particularly competitive categories this year (in Technical Books, I advise you to simply fill your shopping cart with the finalists). Most delightful, this was a year where there was some real innovation, which I’ll highlight in some individual discussions. 1. Books General […]

Version Control Patterns?

I started to write a post on version-control patterns (“How to pack your trunk”) when I realized what a can of worms it was. Essentially, every time I wrote down “the way I’ve always done it” I realized that there were always trade-offs — that what worked in some situations wouldn’t be appropriate in others. In other words, […]