Author Archives: Hamer

Gaming the IDE


So people have a lot of ideas about how software should be written; how code should look; what should be tested; and just about everything else. We also know we can measure most of these things, cyclomatic complexity, code coverage, … Continue reading

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The Builder analogy is right


So there has been some critique on the builder analogy. And a lot of it is deserved. But one place where it is right; and not often referenced is how the builder comparison applies to current builders. Current builders are … Continue reading

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On Craftsmen


People have always had the most interesting problem of what developers are. One of the first attempts I know of has been the Mythical Man-Month, it communicated the concept that some developers had 10 times the output of other developers. … Continue reading

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On Data


On Data I’m not a DBA, I’m also not a data architect. But I spend a lot of my time in databases; so this is written from a developers perspective. The three stages of data It seems that data lives … Continue reading

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