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Liam McLennan hackingon.net July 2010 Entries
My Technology Stack
I am writing this post in response to David Burela’s ‘What is your preferred technology stack?’ meme. As an independent developer I generally have a lot of flexibility to chose the tools that I think will deliver the best result, with the restriction that my customer is generally looking for a .NET based solution. I favour tools which: are open source. Open source libraries are often designed to facilitate quality practices, not to sell tools. Also, access to the source and the price are bonuses. ......

Posted On Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:13 PM

Behaviour-Driven Development with StoryQ
Over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of July I gave two presentations at the South Australian Code Camp. The first was on the subject of behaviour-driven development, with examples using StoryQ. Here are my slides and sample application: Example Application ......

Posted On Sunday, July 25, 2010 6:50 PM

Playing with camera lenses
I spent some time this afternoon testing lenses, just to see what my cheap DSLR lenses are capable of. I also wanted to know if my 50mm 1.8 prime lens produced sharper images than my 18-55mm kit lens. My test subject was a book on a shelf. The cover features small writing with sharply defined edges. From where I was sitting the writing was too small to read, and my eyesight is ok, as far as I know. I shot one image with each lens both using the following settings: 1.3” ISO 400, f7.1. Here are the ......

Posted On Monday, July 12, 2010 7:24 PM

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