2010 7th December
Stuff we talked about (numbers are the votes that the topic got):
We also discussed Unit Test using (jUnit) and the use of (jLint) for code analysis
9 C#5 Thoughts
There's a great series of posts by Eric Lippert here on the new async features.
8 Alternative web frameworks? Nancy, Manos, Nina.
9 Why NoSQL?
7 Building objects with context. How do you protect your constructors?
7 Outsourcing to India/China - pros and cons?
7 What will you be doing in five years time?
This was very interesting. Almost no one wanted to be working as an employee in 5 years time. Contracting is seen as a better alternative in most cases, but the real geek dream seems to be to run your own product company.
Stuff we didn't have time for:
7 NuGet - anyone used it / alternatives?
6 Method parameter validation - what do you use? Code contracts? Validation library? Other?
4 "My friend is starting a business and wants a simple website he can content manage himself." What's the simplest / quickest / cheapest way to do this?
3 How well do you know your DB platform?
2 Is Google Wave useful?