Book Review of the Day
SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials
Monday 01 Sep
Author: Basit A. Masood-Al-Farooq
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Audience: Potential database developers
Reviewer: Ian Stirk
This short but wide-ranging book aims to cover the SQL Server 2014's development essentials, from the beginning, to in-depth knowledge, how does it fare?
No Exceptions - Ever!
Don’t raise an exception – EVER!
Exceptions are, in practice the lazy programmer's way out of a hole. It would be better not to dig the hole in the first placen but if you do find yourself in such a hole then the advice is to stop digging and climb out - not drop someone else into the hole by throwing an exception..
Gordon Bell And DEC - The Mini Computer Era
Gordon Bell is responsible for many things, but the design of the most successful range of minicomputers, the PDP range, is probably the thing he is best known for. This is a story about when computers were big, but getting smaller...