Welcome Thomas S. Williams... or TRT goes global
You may have noticed that our main feed was recently populated with a bunch of of our new blogger Thomas S. Williams posts (the SubText BlogML importer’s fault... sorry about that... I have tried to correct the problem... sometimes I swear that no one who develops for SubText really tests on community-based sites). Thomas has been blogging for almost as long as I have (4 years). He specializes in SQL and VB. Check out his stuff! Oh yeah, he’s our first non-US blogger (he’s from the land down under).
An Answer to my post for young programmers
My good buddy (actually my best friend from High School), "The Witt" complained that I wasn’t being helpful to programmers who are trying to learn the craft when I posted two weekends ago on "A Question you should ask when hiring a non-entry level developer." (OK, he wasn’t the only one... but, hey, we have a history, so he can get me to post a response, and you can’t... deal...) I decided that our subsequent conversation in email would make a good followup post for those who want to know what they should be doing, and with his...
A Question you should ask when hiring a non-entry level developer
And I mean every developer. If you are an entrepreneur and you are hiring a consultant to work on your hot idea you need to do this. It could cost you everything if you don’t. I recently took on a side project. It’s a return to a project I did 2 years ago. Since I have worked on it there have been at least 2 other people on the project. I’m writing this for the Business Development guy (the guy I assume hired the other folks). I am not writing this to "cut" on the other developer (I am...
To Cache, To Static, or To Session "When?" is the question
DonXML has an interesting article over here that got me thinking about a technique I have been using for years now, and I’m not sure I’ve seen much written about it. The basic tenet begins like this: I avoid session like the plague (not sure why except I have visions of some abuses I have seen... like full DataTable’s stored in session). The only time and I mean the ONLY TIME I use Session is if I have a value that needs to be associated with a user across the WHOLE site. As a result I really try to...