IS Department

Funny Remake of the Microsoft Surface Video

Posted in Uncategorized by Kevin Colyar on June 20, 2007

Link Post…

Posted in Uncategorized by Brian Russell on June 6, 2007

Don’t Ask — Observe – I thought this is a good article to help developers (and other IT professions) step back and realize what the user really needs verses what they ask for.  My exprience is the same; users want everything, until they get it, then they don’t like it.

GENNIT – Kind of interesting.  Generate your code online and have it zip it up and give it back.  The problem I see with it immediately is change management.  Sometimes you need to regenerate, but it is possible that a template was updated since the last time you generated that could cause unexpected behaviors from the new generated code.  Not good.

DiffMerge – Yet another dif/merge tool.  It is free, and they aim at making it the best diff/merge tool out there.  We will see.  It is cross platform though, so that gives a thumbs up from me since I use both Win and Mac.

error_message_on – Lesser known feature of Ruby on Rails, but it looks great.  I really like the way the error is incorporated into the label of the offending field opposed to a big list of errors.  I didn’t like the use of Flicker for the photos since I didn’t have an account, so I had to leave a comment.

The Other Side of the Argument…

Posted in Programming by Brian Russell on June 1, 2007

In my last post (Is Microsoft Losing Its Developer Base?), I presented a list of links that bring up a point that something is stirring in the MS development world.  Here are some other posts that are responses to the previously linked posts.  These mostly provide some counter arguments:

Microsoft and IronRuby

Maybe it’s just not that bad to be a Microsoft Developer

A lack of enthusiasm in the Microsoft world?