Friday, February 06, 2009

Why is agile software development like teenage sex?

Today, Romain Gauthier (OCTO Technology, for the moment) sent me a funny post on Agile development. I really like Agile methods but it's so funny that I had to paste it here :

Why is agile software development like teenage sex?
  • It's on everyone's mind all the time.
  • Everyone is talking about it all the time.
  • Everyone thinks everyone else is doing it.
  • Almost no one is really doing it.
The few who are doing it are:
  • doing it poorly
  • hopeful it will be better next time
  • not practicing it safely
Unfortunately, it sticks to reality... Bahhh, Romain, I hate you. You tried to shake me but I will continue to promote SCRUM.

Source : http://dnicolet1.tripod.com/agile/index.blog?entry_id=1877790

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

How your XML parser can detect encoding?

I've just fined a tiny article which describe how XML parsers detect document encoding. I hope you already know this but it always good to read it again. In a few words, parsers use the first document characters which are the same in all xml document and try different ways to read them and evaluate encoding.
http://www.xfront.com/specifying-encoding/index.html