By now you have heard that Microsoft and Yahoo have entered into a partnership for their search functionality. People are obviously making a big deal about this, but it is not as big as it seems. First, Yahoo is still a separate company, and did not completely sell to Microsoft. An outright acquisition was what […]

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For what seems like forever, people have complained about vendor lock-in. This is normally talked about with regards to major system software like an RDBMS, but it extends to various other packages as well. We are now seeing lock-in cause problems in other arenas as well, specifically in the mobile industry. The interesting thing is […]

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As a software engineer, you need to keep your skills sharp and current. This is a general requirement of the job. In addition to this, in the current economy you do not want to be without a job. Obviously, this means learning more about what your current company uses for all of its development. What […]

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I know I have been quiet this week, but me and the family were moving again (don’t ask). Obviously, it has been an interesting week on the internet. Twittergate got tons of coverage for better or worse, but I am not really going to talk about that. What I am going to talk about is […]

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Yesterday, I was helping a coworker understand part of an application I had worked on previously. When we had finished  going through his issue, he asked whether he needed to write unit test. Obviously, I recommended that he write new unit tests and ensure the old unit tests did not break. He then asked me […]

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