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Not Dumping .NET - Microsoft's Method
Written by Mike James   
Friday, 14 November 2014

Microsoft has a complex relationship with the .NET ecosystem it created. Recently it seemed intent on dumping .NET which, after all the work, would be madness. Now the relationship seems to have entered a different phase and there might just be method in the madness.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014
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Dyslexia and Programming
Written by Mike James   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Many programmers, including some of the brightest and best, are dyslexic - how does that work!?

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014
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A Comment To The Future Me
Written by Mike James   
Thursday, 02 October 2014

Comments - the simplest of all programming statements and yet at the same time the most difficult of all. Why is it we all find it so hard to write useful comments? Comments are hard.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014
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No Exceptions - Ever!
Written by Mike James   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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..

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014
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Spreadsheets Are Special
Written by Mike James   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Don't dismiss the spreadsheet. It not only brought programming to the masses but was an early entry into rapid application development, functional programming and an easy and natural approach to parallel programming, reactive programming and cellular automata.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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