Recently when I was experimenting with Spark and Scala I encountered two patterns that I liked; Tap and Hydrate. So I decided to add them to the toolbox as LINQ extensions.
Several years ago Eminem was interviewed by a Swedish journalist for a TV show targeting teens in Sweden. Eminem accidentally said fuck. Immediately he stopped playing cool and apologized like a little kid for using the f-word. The interviewer just laughed ans said he could say whatever he wanted on Swedish TV. This is an example of something Swedes (and probably most of the people living outside the US) find weird with people from the US; nudity and bad language is terrifying on TV while guns is OK. Something similar has happened to myself and friends when going swimming with the kids.
I was reading this article which is a response to an email from a person liking mocks but disliking spies. Before starting to read I was confused since I personally dislike mocks and spies sounded even worse. However it turned out I was wrong.
In my old blog I had a number of posts that are useful to people relocating in general and US specifically. The other day something happened that made me think it was time to bring that topic back to life
I was reading this article that is doing a pretty good job at explaining in what situations an IoC container saves the day. And even though I dislike most uses of IoC containers I've seen I have found them useful once or twice.
I once was working with a company that complained that my code was not optimized because it used 100% of the CPU. So I asked if the user interface was responsive. And it was. So I asked if they experienced any noticeable delays in responses. They didn't. So I asked for how long the CPU was at 100%. And the answer was...