Sharpen the Saw is a somewhat delayed repost of a mostly weekly newsletter of information for the professional development of software developers. While targeted primarily at developers working with the Microsoft technology stack, content will cover a wider range of topics and may be of interest to people who work with developers.

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Sharpen The Saw #12

Monday, September 25 2017 sharpen-the-saw

In this edition: Good design for developers; Code Maid for Visual Studio; the key to Productivity; Tattoo friendly companies; and Seven Ineffective Coding Habits of Many Programmers.

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Sharpen The Saw #11

Monday, September 18 2017 sharpen-the-saw

In this edition: The Single Responsibility Principle; keeping a log in notepad; Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 RTM; NCrunch; Killing solid communication; Social engineering; Rejecting stereotypes; and What is agile anyway?

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Sharpen The Saw #10

Monday, February 13 2017 sharpen-the-saw

In this edition: Monitoring for negative events (and why your application should have a blog); writing Python with Visual Studio; the effect of negative stereo types amid language snobbery; big data is just like nuclear waste; and WAT is going on with JavaScript.

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Sharpen The Saw #9

Monday, July 25 2016 sharpen-the-saw

In this edition: When to use Dependency Injection; Unit testing made better with Fluent Assertions; 10 habits to adopt in 2016; Forcing passwords considered harmful; and a video on SOLID deconstruction. (For those keeping count, there was no #8.)

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Sharpen The Saw #7

Monday, July 11 2016 sharpen-the-saw

In this edition: You suck at TDD; how to go faster by going slower; Ninject for dependency injection; pushing through to project completion; security improvements for Gmail; and a video of a singing hippo.

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Older posts

Sharpen The Saw #6 04 Jul 2016
Sharpen The Saw #5 19 Jun 2016
Sharpen The Saw #4 03 May 2016
Sharpen The Saw #3 18 Apr 2016
Sharpen The Saw #2 26 Mar 2016
Sharpen The Saw #1 19 Mar 2016