META POST about SPITE

I get into spurts of writing. Not sure what/why gets me rolling... Muse, a fickle thing. Not really. My muses are spite and hate. I hate not knowing, and I'll do things out of spite 'cause I hate the (lack of an) example. Which is what the next series…

Book Review: Learning Test-Driven Development

From all accounts, writing a book is hard work. So; fucking props to getting it done Saleemn Siddiqui! I still wish I could manage it; I've got ideas and I want to share them! But - This ain't about me, it's about Learning Test-Driven Development by Saleem Siddiqui TL;DR…

SPOT

SPOT Recently (weeks ago) I saw something that ACRONYMED part of my programming approach. SINGLE POINT OF TRUTH SPOT There is only a single point in the entire code-base that knows the TRUTH of "that". I generally use "Knowledge". SPOK wouldn't be bad. Maybe make it…

Libraries are your (not) problem

When adding a library to your project, all the library problems become your problems as well. This popped up on LinkedIn recently. I like the intent. It's definitely something to be think about when bringing in a library. I normally review change history, last release, issue trackers, etc to make…

A month?!

OH NOES! It's been a month! That sucks. I definitely like getting stuff out every week. Haven't had a lot recetnly. I'm continuing the Magic the Gathering bit. Most of what I've been doing on the site (MTGDiscovery.com) has been around optimizing it for information I want, and how…

Collecting Magic: The Gathering

I'm a collector. Always have been. Toys, needed ALL of the ones pictured on the back. Action Figures, wanted the whole set. It's... a small problem for me. I want to collect. I'm careful about what I get involved with because of it. I figure it's a bit tied into…

Ktor on Azure

Ride Along : Ktor API on Azure OK - Who's ready to see me SUFFER!!! I'm working on a website... huh... wonder what's got me blogging again... that's right CODING!!! Anyway - website. In Kotling. Using Ktor. I need a host. I'm familiar with Azure. I have accounts on Azure. Let's…

Stupid UI

I don't like working with the UI. I often exaggerate and go with "I hate the UI". It's not a space I really enjoy working. I enjoy (most) everything between the UI and the Database. I've got my actual phrasing down to "It's not a domain I…