Thursday, October 23, 2008

What should be the data type of a primary key

I was recently answering a question @ StackOverflow where user was asking, “what should be the data type of a primary key”? I provided my input to that thread and came to know about following post of Jeff Atwood on the same topic:

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000817.html

This post has further links on the same topic and at a great length.

Monday, October 20, 2008

jQuery and JavaScript: Best Practices

I was going through the recently discovered site of Smashing Magazine. Looks like they not only have good tutorials on technology but things that may make anyone's life little better. I found following tutorial on jQuery and JavaScript best practices very good. It also talks about maintaining the semantics of page and how to provide graceful degradation. Overall a good start on jQuery and web semantics:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/16/jquery-examples-and-best-practices/

Excellent resource on AJAX

I just came across this wonderful resource of AJAX tutorials. There are solutions for all common issues that we may need to implement using AJAX. Following is the link to them:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/16/50-excellent-ajax-tutorials/

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Seven mainframe myths

Well mainframes are not my cup of tea, I just came across this interesting article. Thought to share it here:

http://www.esj.com/news/article.aspx?EditorialsID=3351&pg=3

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Flawed analogy of Civil Engineering and Software Engineering

How many times during a discussion with your peers have you encountered the analogy of software engineering with civil engineering? I have faced this situation many times. I have seen people who pull out this comparison without thinking for a while.

Nick Malik is having more thoughts on this, why this analogy is flawed:

http://blogs.msdn.com/nickmalik/archive/2008/09/13/civil-engineering-analogy-to-enterprise-architecture-flawed.aspx