Posts made in July, 2008


Why is Estimating so Difficult?

Working as a software developer offers many challenges ranging from tracking down an elusive defect in third-party software to trying to determine what a client really wants. Perhaps the most difficult challenge, however, is succeeding as an oracle who can accurately divine the future – more commonly referred to as creating an estimate. A layperson […]

Syntax Highlighting on the Web

I have finally added syntax highlighting to my website using Google Code Prettify. My code examples will now be nicely colored based on syntax. Integrated development environments have been doing this for at least ten years. When I was first introduced to syntax highlighting in IDEs I found it a tremendous productivity boost for reading […]