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Pair Programming – you need to strike a balance

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/09/16

I love improving my own and teams’ programming skills.

Key is to strike a balance, as there never is a silver bullet.

One of the things lots of people praise is Pair Programming. And it works great: up to a certain point, for some categories of people.

So it it worthwhile to read an article like Ben Northrop – Pair Programming – My Personal Nightmare.

Being a Meyers-Briggs type ISTP and best functioning as a Completer Finisher team role according to the Belbin tests, I love “flow state” and value being able to both work in solitude, and share knowledge/crafts with the teams I’m part of.

Which means I like Extreme Programming techniques like Pair Programming, Scrum sprints, Standup Meetings, etc. I am also very much aware that the sticky notes on a brown paper wall cover don’t stick for long.

So like in real life, it’s all about awareness and striking a balance in what you do: be aware what you do, how you do it and why you do it.

–jeroen

via: Ben Northrop – Pair Programming – My Personal Nightmare.

Posted in Software Development, Development | Leave a Comment »

Delphi: considerations regarding rendering performance improvements for FireMonkey applications (via: +Simon Stuart)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/09/15

Simon Stuart yesterday posted a very interesting post on G+ that explains on this (edited) topic:

#Rendering   I was having a conversation last night … with +David Berneda regarding rendering performance improvements for FireMonkey applications.
Specifically, custom drawing/rendering on a FireMonkey Canvas.

I just want to summarize the points I raised, and some of the conclusions I’ve come to having been working with rendering in FireMonkey since the end of June this year.

–jeroen

via: Simon Stuart rendering performance improvements for FireMonkey applications. Specifically, custom drawing/rendering on a FireMonkey Canvas.

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Development, FireMonkey, OS X FMX, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Continua CI Update 1.5.0.278 for breaking change (via: Version 1.5 History | Continua CI)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/09/11

For a breaking issue, there has been an important bug fix to Coninua CI. From the downloads page:

From the change log:

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Posted in Delphi, .NET, Software Development, Development, Subversion/SVN, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Mercurial/Hg, git, Continuous Integration, Continua CI | Leave a Comment »

Reminder to Self: write Eurekalog article about finding cause for hard to catch Access Violations in Delphi

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/09/11

Reminder to Self: write Eurekalog article about finding cause for hard to catch Access Violations in Delphi

–jeroen

via: web services – Access Violation (Delphi) – except the first run – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Delphi, Software Development, Development | Leave a Comment »

A url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error (and two for 200 and 204)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/09/10

Yesterday I posted this question on StackOverflow and G+: Is there a url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error?

Soon after that, I found out three links that produce predictable HTTP status codes:

They also work for https:

On StackOverflow very few people even noticed the question, probably wondering “why?”.

I’m using these links for positive and negative testing of some http / https handling code that needs to be good at coping with positive and negative responses.

In my testing life, I’ve learned the hard way that both negative and positive tests are core part of your suite, hence the question.

–jeroen

via: Is there a url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error?.     Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, Software Development, Development, Power User, Web Development, Chrome, Web Browsers, .NET 4.5, .NET 3.5, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 4.0, Communications Development, Internet protocol suite, TCP, HTTP, REST | Leave a Comment »

 
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