engineers who aren't developers
Initially I thought, "how would that help things?" but that changed to "what engineers would MS/Nokia have who aren't developers?"
Does this mean all of the camera guys at Nokia are gone?
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@JohnAskew: Having Option Strict Off burned me once too. I had changed the order of some parameters in a method and missed one of the calls. VB tried to convert my string to a date and it worked 98% of the time (but of course then stored the wrong values in the DB). A user hit one of the 2% cases and I realized my mistake. I turned on Option Strict and fixed 10 other places that the users hadn't hit yet.
Agreed. CPUs throttle down or shut down cores, screens turn off after a few minutes, SSDs use less power than HDDs, etc.
Lithium ion batteries are the last "big"' change in consumer-level battery tech.
I remember my future wife's Scottish flatmate being unable to eat what I would consider a mild-level (a.k.a. not hot at all) burrito.
Nothing better than fresh fish and chips on the way home from the pubs. :)
edit: having now read the article, 7,000,000 Scoville units is nothing to laugh about. That's incredibly hot.
I think adopting a more structured development process will help. If time-boxed increments are working for you, why not try adopting Scrum? The team stays aware of progress and any problems that come up are addressed immediately. The work being done is prioritized based on business value instead of whatever the next dev wants to work on, and you produce release-quality code every 1-4 weeks.
I agree with davewill that form code reviews probably won't help on such a small team, unless there are pretty bad communication issues.
Ridiculous. Also, I hate the branding. It strongly implies that you can only listen on the Xbox.
CTP 2 now out :
I love that they have an Azure VM template for it. I'm setting that up right now.
edit - Wow web apps are a lot different. No more XML configs, no project property pages, no global.asax. And it seems MVC controllers now return IActionResult instead of ActionResult and have a lot more async stuff built-in.