Category Archives: IT

Scrum master vs manager

Keeping The Boss Away - Dilbert by Scott Adams

Everything I need to know is on the internet

 - Dilbert by Scott Adams

Goodbye, Object Oriented Programming

Charles Scalfani

I’ve been programming in Object Oriented languages for decades. The first OO language I used was C++ and then Smalltalk and finally .NET and Java.

I was gung-ho to leverage the benefits of Inheritance, Encapsulation, and Polymorphism. The Three Pillars of the Paradigm.

I was eager to gain the promise of Reuse and leverage the wisdom gained by those who came before me in this new and exciting landscape.

I couldn’t contain my excitement at the thought of mapping my real-world objects into their Classes and expected the whole world to fall neatly into place.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. Read more »

Names that break computers

A few people have names that can utterly confuse the websites they visit, and it makes their life online quite the headache. Why does it happen?

(Credit: Olivia Howitt)

By Chris Baraniuk / Images by Olivia Howitt

Jennifer Null’s husband had warned her before they got married that taking his name could lead to occasional frustrations in everyday life. She knew the sort of thing to expect – his family joked about it now and again, after all. And sure enough, right after the wedding, problems began. Read more »

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