What it takes to be a good software developer…

Last week I’ve got such a message from my blog: —–Original Message—–From: sandusergiu1984@…Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 1:17 AMTo: Eldar MusayevSubject: (Random Thoughts and Hints on Software Development) : Hello Eldar!Importance: High Can you please tell me what I should learn to be a good software developer? Thank you. Hm-m-m, tough question. No, seriously. A…

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Developers productivity in US

In his blog, Philip Su – dev manager at MSN Search – gives intersting numbers on the productivity of developers in the USA: USA 1999 — 9000 lines of code per year (9 KLOC/year)USA 2005 — 6200 lines of code per year (6.2 KLOC/year) Windows Vista developers — ~1000 lines per year. Keep in mind…

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Last week my manager tried to break my code…

He was in China, and with five our Shanghai developers worked on breaking my code for ~17 hours non-stop. As he says, they’ve started around 6AM and finished around 2AM (apparently, there was a lunch in-between). For all that effort they’ve found only 1 (One!) bug. Nice! On unrelated subject, a racoon came to my deck last…

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GUI design – what does this button do?

Recently, when going up in an elevator, I was puzzled by this picture. What do you think “Low Oil” button at the very top should do? ———————- A hint (white on white, select to see)It’s not really a button. It’s just some design genius made an indicator light identical to buttons. Imagine a button on…

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Starting a new blog…

After the move to another group, my old blog devoted to BizTalk Server seems like a wrong place to conitue on a new topic. Many people are coming there for BizTalk MSMQ hints, and it’s probably a bad idea to discourage them with randomized posts on completely different subject. Therefore, I am starting a new…

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