Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Ken Getz is no slouch when it comes to coding. The “Access Developers Handbook” series by Litwin/Getz/Gilbert was a classic. Few books covered the material so well or as comprehensively. I just pulled my Access 97 version down from the bookshelf. Ah, Access we had some good times! Right, that’s enough reminiscing!
It’s therefore reassuring to discover that developers of Ken’s stature occasionally make the same kinds of mistakes as the rest of us! As testament to the fact that the .NET framework is, in the words of Michael Palin as the chaplain in ‘Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life’, “…so very, very Huge! ..”, Ken posted this article.
Ken’s advice is worth heeding:
“A word to the wise: If you find yourself writing .NET code which seems like it
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com