Open Source Advantages

There are just some things that *must* be open source. I usually find it’s the automated utility type software. Compilers, browsers, email clients, communication tools: they must just work and if they don’t. Uninstall, install something else. 🙂 But when it comes to software that automates tasks, and in my environment that includes mostly Nant, […]

The Programmer

In trying to describe what a programmer does, it’s easy to get sidetracked into discussions about compilers, delivery methodologies, design principles and frameworks. And then we try define the attributes of a “good” programmer when we’re really trying to define a “valuable programmer” [or team]. And even then, we can get sidelined into discussions about […]

FtpWebRequest

After looking for a trim Ftp client library for .Net 1.1, .Net 2.0 releases with FtpWebRequest. I completely missed this one in the search to find *something*. After hacking around with it for a very short while, it proved to be by far the easist “library” to integrate with… the fruits of that freely available […]