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 #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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Sharpen The Saw #6

Monday, July 04 2016 sharpen-the-saw

In this edition: Working with Github “Flow”, Visual Studio Update 2 goes CTP, classic books that every developer should read, Oracle is killing the Java Web plugin, and a presentation on Hacking building elevators.

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Sharpen The Saw #5

Sunday, June 19 2016 sharpen-the-saw

In this edition: A guide to better code reviews; interactive coding with C#; what’s new with .NET 4.6; the psychology of checklists; what Google is doing to make Gmail more secure; and Jon Skeet talks about developer’s battle scars.

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Older posts

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