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Safari books online
I’ve been using Safari books online for a few months now. This is my first experience with an online library so I’d like to share my experience. As my colleagues can confirm, I’m a fervent reader of technical books, always looking for that extra scrap of information that would give me that insight to move forward. So I’m always looking for new titles to read. Safari books online has an amazing choice of technical books. I was amazed by the sheer number of books I could choose from. I regularly receive ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 20, 2009 9:57 PM

It’s all about readability
This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Readability is about being able to understand the code. Maybe the word should be “Understandability”, but that word suffers of the exact same thing it describes ;-) Anyway, compare these two lines, and tell me what line you understand fastest: 1: startDate = new DateTime(2008, 5, 15); 2: startDate = 15.May(2008); This might not seem much, but to me line 2 clearly states the intent of the code, whereas line 1 makes me think. I don’t want to think about ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 3:17 PM

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