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Showing posts from March, 2011

Reality of Unit Testing (Humour)

If you haven't seen it, Dilbert for 3/24 sums up the way some unit testing zealots like to approach unit testing. Dilbert comic strip for 03/24/2011 from the official Dilbert comic strips archive.

Southwest Fox 2011 Looking for Speakers

Doug Hennig: Southwest Fox 2011 Call For Speakers Southwest Fox is gearing up for the 2011 conference season by issuing an open call to speakers. Go to the  Speakers  page for details. As with last year, they are looking for a wide variety of topics from core VFP, extending VFP, new technologies and becoming better developers.  This year's SW Fox is  October 26-29, 2011 SanTan Elegante Conference & Reception Center/Legado Hotel Gilbert, AZ Session proposals are due by March 28.

Note to Microsoft: Focus on Software, not tablets

iPad 2 was announced yesterday and the business and technology world (and mainstream media who bends over backwards for Steve Jobs) stopped and gazed at the double rainbow that is Apple. Foley had an interesting question : Discussion on: Does Apple's iPad 2 further dent Microsoft's iPad compete plans? | ZDNet I responded there but I thought I would take the opportunity to drill down a bit further. First, Microsoft should stop trying to be a hardware maker. Their expertise is in software - so they should attempt to provide the BEST applications available in the App Store, even out-doing Apple. Microsoft's forays into hardware with the exception of the xBox have been fairly laughable - not many people recommend their webcams or mice without offering just as good alternatives. Imagine what would happen if Microsoft actually GAVE businesses a reason to buy iPads or other tablets? Because Microsoft felt that their focus should be on the software - the BUSINESS software. Where i