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.

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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.

Download Oracle JDK from command line

Found on the web. You can adapt the url with one grabbed from Oracle JDK download page. What I love here is the fact is send Oracle licence ...