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Author Topic: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog  (Read 3780 times)

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Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« on: August 11, 2010, 11:48:26 PM »
DC member Martin has a really nice blog about his thoughts, observations and findings from working within the software development industry.

An excerpt from his most recent post, Was Dave a Genius?:

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Every company you work for always seems to have a horror story about something that happened before your arrival. Things like current production old legacy systems that used mode="SQLServer"  for session state and then stored a ton of database reads in session to cache them.

The one I remember is the story of Dave, who had recently discovered the power of document.write and took it a little too far. Why have the server do all the work when the client can do it instead? Dave decided to have the server response.write a metric ton of document.write statements which would then produce the page at runtime in the browser. It’s possible he may have been thinking too hard about what David Wheeler said about indirection.

Back when JavaScript in the browser made people as nervous as a small nun at a penguin shooting, this story was pretty funny. But with the advances of in-browser JavaScript since the days of DHTML and the widespread popularity of libraries like jQuery, perhaps (and I may be giving him too much credit here) Dave was just ahead of his time.


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Re: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 07:11:33 AM »
@app103 - Thx for sharing! Nice blog. Bookmarked him and added his 'Software Dev' feed to my RSS reader.

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Re: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 09:10:43 AM »
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as nervous as a small nun at a penguin shooting

HAHA!
If bad things happen to other people, it's karma. If bad things happen to me, it's kismat!

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Re: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 09:27:58 AM »
nice website, thanks for the link. :up: incidentally i couldn't find Martin's IDE3 on the website.

btw, app introduced me to IDE3 a few weeks back and it is quite a fantastic program.

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Re: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 09:41:09 AM »
incidentally i couldn't find Martin's IDE3 on the website.

He hasn't added the portfolio section yet. He's still working on it. IDE3 will be there when he's finished.

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Re: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 10:43:04 AM »
That's was a pretty nice read, I think I'll add it to my RSS watcher :)
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Re: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 07:17:16 AM »
Thanks guys :)

I'm really pleased you found it entertaining/useful in some way. I try to write there as often as I can, but I also wait for something interesting to talk about too - so it's kind of irregular.

I'm going to put some time into documenting my older projects (including IDE 1/2/3), as I realise there's a woeful lack of support for any of them still being used by poor souls out there :)

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Re: Invalid Cast: Cool Member Blog
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 03:32:24 PM »
Oh that is very insightful! Nice find app