Thursday, March 19, 2009

Well done to the SilverStripe team for getting into the new Microsoft Web Platform installer:

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The installer helps people get web applications up and running in a flash, and it's great to see SilverStripe alongside 9 other big-named web apps. This should be great for the initial out-of-the-box experience for their users, and for exposure to new users.

See Nigel's blog for more details.

posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:10:30 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)  #    Comments [0]
 Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jeff Moser writes How .NET Regular Expressions Really Work.

I've got a soft spot for regular expressions (programming Perl can do that to you), and while I understand backtracking and greedy / lazy matching, I've never actually read the source code for a regex library before.

If you haven't either, and want to benefit from someone else's description of the 14,000 lines of .NET regular expression library, you'll enjoy this post.

Kirk

posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:31:31 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)  #    Comments [1]
 Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ewan Tempero, a lecturer and supervisor of mine from my days at VUW (now at Auckland Uni) is part of a survey to find out what we actually practice in software engineering, so that they can compare it to what is being researched and taught:

sefolklore.com

Fill in the survey, it will take less than 10 minutes.

(Watch out for the 'rank the following 6 statements' question -- you can only put a rank against one statement)

Kirk

posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:10:01 AM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)  #    Comments [0]