Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Naïve Bayesian Classification Using C# and ASP.NET

Gonna learn me some Bayesian inference. Maybe.

Naïve Bayesian Classification Using C# and ASP.NET: "THE BAYES RULE

To understand and code for the na ve Bayesian algorithm, we will do some math to understand the procedure. The primary equation for the Bayes rule is:

P(A|B) = (P(B|A) * P(A)) / P(B)"

There's also this:

and this: Inference in Belief Networks - CodeProject

InfoQ: Testing Techniques for Applications With Zero Tests

InfoQ: Testing Techniques for Applications With Zero Tests: "Agile techniques recommend having adequate unit and acceptance tests to build a robust test harness around the application. However, in the real world, not all applications are fortunate enough to have a test harness. In an interesting discussion on the Agile Testing group, members suggested ways to test applications which do not have any automated tests."

A six-step approach is outlined.

InfoQ: How To Do Large Scale Refactoring

InfoQ: How To Do Large Scale Refactoring: "Refactoring by definition means changing the internal structure of a program without modifying its external functional behavior. This is mostly done to improve the non-functional attributes of the program thus leading to improved code readability and maintainability. However, refactoring on a large scale often gives jitters to even seasoned Agilists. The Agile community discussed some ways of handling the large scale refactoring."

Strangling was mentioned as a good approach.

This article also discusses the Mikado Method, which is kind of interesting.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

InfoQ: Fulfilling the Promise of MVC

Supposedly the original intent of MVC, which has since been bastardized. Check out his PhD dissertation, linked to in the article.

InfoQ: Fulfilling the Promise of MVC

Monday, November 22, 2010

So You Want to Interview for a Senior Developer Position…. « If & Else

So You Want to Interview for a Senior Developer Position…. « If & Else - "When my last company imploded in an epic fiery crash, I quickly found myself moving from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga, TN to become part of a growing team that was recruiting for several senior positions. While I’m the most recent full-time senior member to come aboard, we are still actively seeking senior level talent. Since August, I have sat through countless phone screens, phone interviews and a handful of in-person interviews as part of that search. To say that it has been eye-opening and disappointing would be an understatement. The opinions and observations I’m about to share are my own – and do not reflect the views of my employer (an employer who has been gracious and generous not only to me, but to many candidates, including the ones they’ve flown in from across the country, covering the cost of travel). I don’t intend for this post to be an exhaustive treatment of “what to ask senior architect or developer candidates in an interview” – consider it more a discussion of “the minimum requirements for someone (including you) interviewing for a senior developer or architect position”. I genuinely do not mean to come across as the ‘grumpy, impossible to please’ developer/architect. My frustration will be evident, though, so at least that’s out in the open…."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

10 Steps To Become Better .NET Developer - Blog - CQRS and Cloud Computing

10 Steps To Become Better .NET Developer - Blog - CQRS and Cloud Computing: "Here's a list of things you might want to learn about in order to become a better .NET developer. Better developers are eligible to higher paychecks, exciting projects and more freedom in their lifestyles."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jurassic - A Javascript Compiler for .NET

Might this come in handy some day?

Jurassic - A Javascript Compiler for .NET: "What is Jurassic?

Jurassic is an implementation of the ECMAScript language and runtime. It aims to provide the best performing and most standards-compliant implementation of JavaScript for .NET. Jurassic is not intended for end-users; instead it is intended to be integrated into .NET programs. If you are the author of a .NET program, you can use Jurassic to compile and execute JavaScript code.

  • Supports all ECMAScript 3 and ECMAScript 5 functionality
  • Simple yet powerful API
  • Compiles JavaScript into .NET bytecode (CIL); not an interpreter
  • Deployed as a single .NET assembly (no native code)
  • Basic support for integrated debugging within Visual Studio
  • Uses light-weight code generation, so generated code is fully garbage collected"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

I'm a cheap bastard without a Mac, so ...

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: "If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have what you need to develop your own iPhone apps. With this book, you'll learn how to use these open source web technologies to design and build apps for both the iPhone and iPod Touch. Buy the print book or ebook or purchase the iPhone App"

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Git Source Control Provider

I'll have to try this out too.

Git Source Control Provider: "Visual Studio users are used to see files' source control status right inside the solution explorer, whether it is SourceSafe, Team Foundation Server, Subversion or even Mercurial. This plug-in integrates Git with Visual Studio solution explorer."

FsCheck: A random testing framework

I'll have to check this out.

FsCheck: A random testing framework: "FsCheck is a tool for testing .NET programs automatically. The programmer provides a specification of the program, in the form of properties which functions, methods or objects should satisfy, and FsCheck then tests that the properties hold in a large number of randomly generated cases. While writing the properties, you are actually writing a testable specification of your program. Specifications are expressed in F#, C# or VB, using combinators defined in the FsCheck library. FsCheck provides combinators to define properties, observe the distribution of test data, and define test data generators. When a property fails, FsCheck automatically displays a minimal counter example."

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


New (?) UI mockup tool similar to Balsalmiq and another one I can't remember.