Looking at Python...
I have decided to spend sometime learning Python. I may actually have a small amount of time to do so over the next month. The main reason is this article by Darrell.
My hopes are that maybe I can write some Python for a quick problem solving session, and then use the code to write a design or whatever doc (if any) I need for the "Software Development Lifecycle" hell that I live in.... once I've solved the problem then I should be able to port back to VB or C# and move on.
E-mail Development Credentials or Why Jay is a Good Choice to Talk about E-mail
I'm in process with a How To Select Guide on e-mail (actually there are a couple of us CodeBetter bloggers involved in writing guides for other components). I've actually written my first version and second versions. The actual guide will be published sometime in September.
I decided that I would do a quick blog about my experience writing e-mail components (or mail server interactions), so that you can see what I knew about before writing the guide... I definitely had a few areas where I was a bit deficient, but I also had some strong skills that made me qualified.
Where has Jay been
This is a quick personal (kind of) post. I just wanted my regular readers to stay tuned. I will be back (am back). I've had an extremely busy couple of weeks. I'm writing a guide for the How TO Select Guides on Internet E-mail components, have been extremelybusy at work, and tie down pretty heavy by life.
My e-mail guide is just about finished. I covered 35 different packages, and generally had a lot of fun while busting my butt writing. My guide is slated to be released sometime around September (although it may be delayed). I knew a lot...
A new approach to Code Generation...
[I've been busy lately; sorry I haven't blogged much. Working For the How To Select Guides has kept me pretty busy].
During the whole ORM debate on my blog here, both Frans and Paul Wilson pointed out a couple things with using tools like CodeSmith that I have been pondering (BTW, if I haven't mentioned it I love this CodeSmith! Intellisense Rocks!). Paul mentioned that he truly believed that O/R technology was superior; he did accept that there may be ways that templating could achieve some of the same effect (he also admitted that he had never seen it happen because...