- I am going to be on the road next week. I’ll be attending the COMMON Conference for AS400 developers, showing them all the cool stuff you can do with Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP. Should be fun — it is being held in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, which is where we had a Borcon a while back. Fun place. I plan on entering, staying inside, and not going outside until it’s time to catch my plane. ;-) If you are in the area, stop by our booth and say hello.
- Jeff Atwood has a nice post about Unicode. Some good links there if you want to start learning about BOMs and surrogate pairs and UTF-16, etc. One of the articles he links to is by Joel Spoelsky, which has in nice big bold type in the middle: "IT’S NOT THAT HARD." Exactly my point. ;-) And besides, it is clear we all should get one of those T-Shirts.
- If you are a unit test junky — and you are, of course, aren’t you? — then you are probably using DUnit. If so, have you checked out Joe Whites cool extension to DUnit he calls DUnitLite? It lets you write things like
Specify.That(Add(2, 2), Should.Equal(4)); Specify.That(Control.Caption, Should.Equal('Close').IgnoringCase); Specify.That(ElapsedTime, Should.Be.AtMost(500));
into your tests — which are a little easier to understand. Very cool. Be sure to check out Joe’s Blog while you are at it.