May 222014
 
 May 22, 2014  Posted by at 4:48 am Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Questions 278-281 SharePoint- Pain and pleasure

In this couch interview I ask Jonas Almqvist, one of my dearest friends, about life as a SharePoint developer, the pains and pleasures and confront him with the SharePoint jokes I’ve heard. Some of the questions asked: What is SharePoint? What are the major pains? What do we love about SharePoint? Is it true SharePoint […]

May 092014
 
 May 9, 2014  Posted by at 10:27 am Not So Stupid Questions, Podcast, Uncategorized 4 Responses »
(Video/audio) Stupid Questions 274-277: What is event sourcing, aggregate roots and event bus?

I’m back with the (not so) stupid questions, and this time with friends and strangers keen in sharing what they know! If you aren’t familiar with my Stupid Question on the day series it’s a blog post series I started after getting so frustrated with being told my question were stupid and not getting answers. […]

Jan 072014
 
 January 7, 2014  Posted by at 2:57 pm Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized 1 Response »
10 questions on MOOC and tech classes answered (Stupid question 264-274)

I’ve tweeted and mentioned a few times before that I watch/do MOOC classes next to work. Between work projects at Evry we are encouraged to sharpen our skills or expand our knowledge area with for example MOOC. Let’s take a deeper look at MOOC classes, and some questions concerning them. What are MOOC classes? MOOC […]

Nov 192013
 
 November 19, 2013  Posted by at 9:25 pm Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
Measuring up – conference scores for my first year speaking, comparing what I expected to what I actually got (Q258-261)

A few days ago I was told that a session I thought I had delivered really well had gotten bad scores. Actually, shit scores. Bottom of the list. Now I know many say, ‘the scores don’t mean anything’ and ‘if you don’t piss somebody of you haven’t done something right’. Some speakers don’t even read […]

Oct 242013
 
 October 24, 2013  Posted by at 8:58 am Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell 5 Responses »
Stupid Question 256-257: What is differential debugging, and how do I compare files in PowerShell?

As I’m becoming a better programmer (my first year as a programmer) I’m also getting better at debugging, and it is one of my favorite things to do. Yes, I said it, I love debugging.  But then again I love pretty much everything about programming. Anyway. One technique I’ve recently learned to appreciate is differential […]

Oct 162013
 
 October 16, 2013  Posted by at 8:06 am Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell 36 Responses »
How do I query a SQL Server DB using PowerShell, and how do I filter, format and output to a file? (Stupid Question 251-255)

In the winter darkness the Swedes have become hard to identify (even with the pale blonde hair and strong accent), and we need a list so we can get the invites out for the next ‘Fika’ (Swedish tradition). It would be horrible if we got non-Swedes at the fika, after all nobody can appreciate this […]

Oct 142013
 
 October 14, 2013  Posted by at 6:16 am Dev Environment, Not So Stupid Questions 6 Responses »
What is JSFiddle? The ultimate guide for the ultimate lightweight tool (Q 249 & 250)

I’ve found myself using the online tool JSFiddle more and more. Not for just sharing a quick snippet at a forum such as StackOverflow, but for working on code for applications, code review, collaboration and more. Many developers, if not most developers that use JavaScript, know of JSFiddle, but I realized last week that few […]

Sep 272013
 
 September 27, 2013  Posted by at 9:47 am Not So Stupid Questions 3 Responses »
Stupid Question 243-244: Are components(CBD) easier to use than objects(OOP), and what is Component Based Development?

I recently became a member of IEEE. I learned to love scientific journals while studying at the university, and I wanted easier access to the journals I read the most. Yesterday I read an interesting empirical study in IEEE Software about components and objects, and their reusability. If you don’t know what empirical study is […]

Sep 242013
 
 September 24, 2013  Posted by at 8:19 am Not So Stupid Questions 4 Responses »
Week 38-2013 Video and Stupid Question 241-242: With an overwhelming amount of information how do I pick, and how do I make it 'stick'?

Please notice that I had to change my YouTube account – make sure that you subscribe to the new account. As I recently was inspired to get back to a hobby of mine – video/film editing- you can expect some more videos that are more or less experiments 🙂 I’ve changed the Ask Iris series […]

Sep 152013
 
 September 15, 2013  Posted by at 4:34 am Not So Stupid Questions 11 Responses »
Dirty fix: Search in Windows 8.1 does not work (Stupid Question 240: What is SearchIndexer.exe)

When I first heard about a friend having this problem I didn’t think much about it. Then I started having problems as well. Windows Search Index / SearchIndexer.exe is a Windows service that indexes files allowing for a faster search. Some argue that it slows down your computer because it requires additional space and resources, and […]

Sep 022013
 
 September 2, 2013  Posted by at 8:58 am Not So Stupid Questions 8 Responses »
Stupid Question 234: Do I need to know math to be a developer? What about logic, statistics, and linear programming?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] If you had asked a year ago I would have said, “it depends – but you can get […]

Aug 212013
 
 August 21, 2013  Posted by at 7:52 am Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell No Responses »
Stupid Question 232-233: What are environment variables, and do I set and use environment variables in Command Prompt and PowerShell?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] If you want to save the path of an executable to a permanent variable you can do so […]

Aug 132013
 
 August 13, 2013  Posted by at 11:56 am Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized 1 Response »
Stupid Question 228- 229: Why don’t I have any free disk space left? And what is a disk usage analyzer?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I have a 128 GB SSD. I do video editing and recording, image editing and illustrations and programming […]

Jul 262013
 
 July 26, 2013  Posted by at 3:33 pm C# & F#, Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
Ask me (Q224): What are some applications you would recommend to create to learn C#?

A question I’ve gotten quite a few times is which applications I recommend a developer to create to learn C#. I don’t think there are any specific applications that will do that, but I can share with you the projects I’ve done in school, how I’ve learned from them, and how they challenged me (and […]

Jul 182013
 
 July 18, 2013  Posted by at 8:46 am Not So Stupid Questions 11 Responses »
Stupid Question 220 and 221: Should I go to school to learn programming? Do I need a formal education to get a job as a developer?

As you might already know I have a formal education as a developer, as a matter of fact I graduated just about a month ago. If you wonder how that is possible since I have only been programming for two years – well, I did a vocational education also called trade school. It’s a 2- […]

Jul 082013
 
 July 8, 2013  Posted by at 1:30 pm Not So Stupid Questions 3 Responses »
Stupid Question 218: What are T-shaped, Pi-shaped and Comb-shaped skills, and which one should I aim for?

I asked on Twitter which skills are the ones that matter in RE to software engineering and I learned about the concept of T-shaped skills, which I hadn’t heard of before. A big thank you to wonderful Lisa Crispin for teaching me something new with ‘I think it’s imp. to have “T-shaped” skills – some […]