Microsoft Source Code Review (sort of)

Kuro5hin has a review of the leaked MS source code.  Mostly they have a review of the comments in the code.  It's amusing to see MS putting in the same types of comments I see all to often in code. private\ispu\pkitrust\trustui\acuictl.cpp: // HACK ALERT, believe it…

The Xen of Programming

Microsoft has been playing around with a language called Xen.  It's a set of extensions to C# to manipulate XML and relational data.  The article is fairly interesting to work through.  It's an attempt to move the most common data storage mechanisms into the language.  It's still only research at…

Code like building contractors?

I recently found an article comparing software development to the construction industry. Here's the response to a software developer who said he wanted to write software like people construct buildings: I started to explain: "In software development, we are told we should manage our projects like construction projects, where a…