I did hear of this company which is not using version controling, we all did hear of this one company. But did you ever hear the name of the company? I didn't! There must be a company, not using version control to develop their software, but nobody tells you the name of the company. I even heard stories of companies that develop software for libraries for which they did lost the source code.
After quite some time hearing these stories and never hear a name, I thought these are just fairy tales. Fairy tales! Like the ones parents tell their kids to scare them. Well nobody can be that stupid! Nobody is developing software without version controlling (at least not for projects in teams and not for projects that run longer than a week, but even then it would be a good idea). No, that would just be stupid! Software development without version controlling is like bungee jumping without ropes.
But last week, not thinking about these stories anymore - I found it! I found the company not using a version controlling system, this company does really exist. And off course I'm not gone tell you the name of the company. I don't want to blame them (in public). But trust me this company does exist! They save their files on the disk and try to not work on the same files as there coworkers do.
But too scare you not too much: They will switch to a version control system soon. So the company using no version controlling is soon history. If you really should find a other one (or, behave, work for one) tell them to install a revision control software. Install one as soon as possible not matter which one (as long as it is not source shredder, ähmm safe). Git, SVN, CVS - they are all fine! As long as you use one.
You might probably not believe what I say. But please believe Bertrand Delacretaz, he's a director of the Apache Software Foundation (this guys manufacture the internet), and in his talk he does also tell you the next three step after having a version control system. You find the slides and the video recording here.
It just looks like a have no good hand at choosing consumer electronics. I have the second time
troubles with a Zyxel
device. My ZyXEL G-560 access point
is constantly overheating and therefore not able to make a reliable wireless connection. After getting mad of switching it of, cooling it down and switching it on again serval times a day I decided to do something.
I just removed the case and put the circuite board on a wooden socket. Only a few minutes of work, the hardest part was to remove the antenna and to find the right screws. The nacked access point work so far just fine.
Some breaking news: After some rumors, it's public now. Sun Microsystem buys MySQL. Hopefully nothing bad for me as not-coffe-drinker. More on reuters
Peter Zaitsev, of MySQL Performance Blog fame, is at the end of this week in our offices in Adliswil. He will teach us how we can tweak our MySQL cluster and answer all our questions about MySQL.
To let you profit from his flight to Zurich as well, we decided to let him give a short public speak in Zurich sponsored by tilllate. The namics guys are kindly enough to host us in there office in Zurich. This will make your journey a bit shorter, then the one to Adliswil. The talk is scheduled to Wednesday 21th November 2007 19:30 at Namics. It’s free, just register in the Webtuesday-Wiki. More Information at techblog.tilllate.com. See you there!
You still hang out in the office and have no clue what to do with your evening! Here come's your rescue, it's webtuesday
and I will give a talk about refactoring, it should be entertaining and not to long. My boss
looks for free snacks and drinks. Just take the train to our HQ
. A bit more info on the webtuesday page
(english) or on the tilllate techblog
Namhafte Firmen haben "neue" Produkte veröffentlicht. Wir fragen "wer hat's erfunden"? (Ok, vieleicht nicht gerade erfunden, aber zumindest gabs das bei uns schon.)
Erster Fall: Eine Firma aus Redmond
veröffentlicht ein Tischchen
auf dessen Monitor mehrere Personen gleichzeitig interagieren könne. Hat die Firma schon mal was von Tangent
Zweiter Fall: Bei Google-Maps
kann man nun die Tramfahrpläne von Zürich
abrufen, nichts neues für map.search.ch
Tja, wer hats erfunden?
(Bye the way: Google Street View hab ich noch bei keiner Schweizer Firma gesehen und Street View find ich auch ziemlich cool.)
Ich habe heute nach Zufällig ausgewählten Hex Codes bei Google gesucht. Warum findet Google so viele Treffer zu 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0
? Und zu anderen Codes wie 09-f9-11-02-9d-e7-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-87-56-88-c0
keine Treffer? Fragen über Fragen!
Einen Vorteil wenn man sich in der kalten Schweiz befindet sind die vielen interessanten Veranstaltungen. Meine Freunde Franco
organisieren am 21./22. April ein Rails Coding Weekend. Eine Ideale-Umgebung im Rails-Interessierte kennen zu lernen, egal wieviel und ob man schon Erfahrung mit Rails hat.
Über das Wochenende werden am schönsten Campus der Schweiz
diverse kleiner Projekte mit Rails entwickelt oder weiterentwickelt. Weitere Informationen und die Möglichkeit sich anzumelden findet man auf der Ruby on Rails Switzerland User Group
SuperHappyDevFlat will be a very funny, geeky event over at switzerland. If you have time join in at upcoming
. Share your ideas and get more information over at the wiki
Unfortunately I won't be there, it's at the moment not realy on my way ;-) Hopefully there will be a lot of (useless and) funny web 2.0 application.
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