May 10th, 2010
OK, answers to the final exam for my CS 212 class are available here.
May 8th, 2010
StackOverflow just announced 6M in first round VC funding.
So, do I hear a Google killer in the making (or already here)?
Nope, in the best case (which is very likely), a Google acquisition by early 2011 for 20-40m.
[@ anyone who says this was a risky venture -> Citibank is giving 2% CDs, 60 month lockin. FDIC insured. Bank of Portugal backed.]
May 7th, 2010
After experiencing slightly late onset OCD, I have now become very proficient at catching improper grammar, punctuation and typos in software. For example, I frequently see something like this:
- Name : Pat Lee
- Name :Michael
- Name : Oscar
Of course, all 3 of these various are incorrect, the correct variation is “Name: Amrinder” .
To fellow developers however, such kinds of mistakes look trivial. Perhaps this is just a manifestation of how much non-technical and how much business user I have become. But keep in mind, that all procurement decisions are made by business people. Don’t let a simple typo or a simple grammar flaw become a reason for your users to hate your software.