October 28, 2007
Solution Reference Network Design – Cisco Systems
“Solutions Reference Network Design SRND guides provide deployment scenarios that incorporate Cisco products and technologies into an architecture that is tested and documented in Cisco labs or field-proven.”
“These documents show Cisco’s best practices for a variety of technical areas, so it’s a good way to learn what’s really happening in real networks…” Wendall Odum in http://www.networkworld.com/chat/archive/2007/102507-wendell-odom-chat.html
October 24, 2007
Tester Center Home
“The Microsoft Tester Center showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle … share knowledge and learn from each other about testing, our day-to-day job functions, processes, the tools we use, and the various roles we play.” (via Dr. Dobb’s)
October 17, 2007
The 5 Elements of Writing More Professional Code (aclevercookie.com)
A good short article about elements of writing that are appropriate for any language. I agree will all of his points but one, “alignment” can be a real time waster. The rest of his techniques will not only help your code appear more professionally written, it will actually be easier to work with. I like is graphic!
October 17, 2007
Unit Testing? Why?
“For a lot of software developers, unit testing may seem like an unnecessary extra effort. … Not only does unit testing allow developers to recognize buggy code early on, but it also has several other important aspects.” A concise article explaining the benefits of unit testing and ending with a humorous link. (via dzone)
October 11, 2007
NASA USRP “… join USRP for the experience of a lifetime The program provides hands-on technical and research experiences with outstanding NASA mentors. Most students work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions.” Eligability: US citizen, full-time student, academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical/life sciences, GPA >=3. MDC students have participated in the past!
October 4, 2007
Official Rules: Nelnet $1 Million Scholarship Giveaway “$1 million will be given away to high school juniors and seniors, as well as undergraduate college students: Ten Grand Prizes of a scholarship worth up to $25,000, 750 First Prizes of a $1,000 scholarship.” This is a scholarship lottery with no requirements other than that you must be a college student.
Nelnet is a student loan company which has apparently caused some controversy as reported in this article: Student-Loan Agency in R.I. Cuts Ties to Nelnet After Criticism Over Call Center.