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Zac Harlan July 2009 Entries
A little more care.
Before I begin any large undertaking I like to do a little research first. I was reading a lot ofJeff Atwood at the time of the bomb going off so the book Code Complete seemed like a logical place to start. This book was a great read and served as a way to clean up my coding practices. For example, I’d routinely write code like this for a lot of my looping processes: <Code> int x = 0; for (x = 0; x < 4; x++ ) { //do stuff } </Code> There are a number of things wrong here but aside ......

Posted On Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:58 AM

Getting started on my journey...
When my “desire bomb” to become a better programmer finally started ticking I was also reading the book Q.B.Q. The basic premise of the book is changing how you look at situations and how to ask the right questions to solve the problem. My situation was that I wanted to become a “cracker jack” developer but had a load of excuses why I couldn’t learn the tools I needed. “I don’t have time to write good code” *tick, tick, tick* or “Even if I write something well, the customer will change their mind ......

Posted On Thursday, July 9, 2009 7:23 PM

Intro to Zac Harlan's blog
July 5th... This feels like a good day to start my blog with Geekswithblogs.net! My name is Zac Harlan and I am a software developer with a drive to turn my occupation into my craft. I started off with .net being a windows forms, control junkie... a drag and drop man... a "see how fast I can make a site that works" man. No more. I've committed myself to turning my occupation into my craft. I am moving from a guy that has managed to get paid to write code to a coding craftsman that solves business ......

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 8:05 AM

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