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Posted On Saturday, April 14, 2007 10:19 AM

Trusting your software
When you first use a new piece of software do you trust it right away, or does it need to earn your trust? The same goes for the code you write, are the kind of person who just re-reads some code and says "it will work" or do you doubt yourself until your unit tests are complete and all passing? I'm the untrusting type, and when it comes to my code I rarely trust my unit tests at first. If I can't write perfect code on the first attempt (like all people), how can I think that my first attempt at ......

Posted On Monday, April 9, 2007 8:00 PM

Why I don't mind catching the type Exception
My team has been working on and off all week trying to find out why one of our windows services was crashing at the same time every day with a very unhelpful eventlog message. Like all good errors, a search on the error message returns many results where people get the same message but for a bunch of different reasons and where many of the search result threads are left unanswered. This service was first developed in .NET 1.1 way before I joined the company (only 5 months ago). It had been running ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 9:41 PM

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