The german dictionary in Thunderbird has quite an interesting preference:
And here some facts about Jack:
We build software like cathedrals: First build, then pray!
I was just reading my self-prescripted daily dose of blog-posts, when the truth caught up with me and destroyed my carefully-crafted self-image!
It all started when I stumbled across this post.
The post is quite interesting, since it breaks with the current Rails-hype (is this a sign, that Rails has reached the top of the hype cycle? I hope not, I just ordered my first Rails-book from Amazon…)
The background of the above post is Twitter… and now I get to the point of my post: I don't get it! What is this Twitter all about?
I like the following statement on Object Mentor:
Clarity of code is a signal-to-noise ratio. We need our code to be as concisely meaningful as possible (not as cramped and crowded as possible, and not unnecessarily spread out over many pages). Whatever size provides the most accurate and quickest reading for trouble-shooting and enhancement is the best size.
In my opinion in the perfect programming environment every single statement a application developer is writing would have direct business meaning. All infrastructural concerns should be handled by the environment, and the developer should not have to care about it.
At the same time, the code the developer actually does write should be very expressive, and therefore might well be elaborate. It is the goal to minimize ‘non-business-code’ but it is not the goal to write as less code as possible.