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George Clingerman       XNADevelopment.com July 2007 Entries
Reading Tech Books is HARD!
Seriously. Reading the entire way through a tech book is hard. I'm currently working on reading Code Complete as part of meeting one of my goals for "Becoming a Better Developer". This has become the one goal that I am having a serious struggle to finish this month. It's one of the hardest things I have done recently. I'm talking deadline is in a few days and you just realized that extra little feature you added during the final stages of the project when you knew you shouldn't but figured it wouldn't ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2007 8:41 AM

Can I actually become a better developer?
They stole my radio. I think it may have been a birthday present. How the thief knew it was my birthday I'm not sure, but it was timed perfectly for my birthday and it is the thought that counts right? I had left work work on that Friday afternoon (the Friday afternoon before my 29th birthday) whistling a merry little tune (something by the Spice Girls I'm sure) completely oblivious to the fact that I would soon be the proud owner of a radioless car. Now driving a car with no radio for the hour long ......

Posted On Monday, July 16, 2007 4:51 PM

A Refresher Course on Debugging
Well, I gave my first team presentation today as part of my "Being a Better Developer" goals. Today's topic was "A Refresher Course on Debugging" and you can read the article I wrote for the topic if you follow that link. The article was based on (i.e. copied from) one of the best debugging articles I have ever read. You can read the original and much more in depth article on debugging here (warning, it has a game development focus, but is still applicable to most developers). The presentation itself ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:20 PM

A Conversation with Scott Hanselman
I was listening to Scott Hansleman's 70th podcast the other day and it brought back a memory from the MVP summit. It was at one of the Microsoft parties and towards the end of the night (did I mention the drinks were free?), I bumped into Scott Hanselman and had a little conversation with him. I've seen Scott around, being from the same area we attend some of the same geek events like the Portland Code Camp, but this was my first time I ever engaged him in a one on one conversation. It was a blast! ......

Posted On Monday, July 2, 2007 12:01 AM

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