2008-02-06

Quotes from Kent Beck on Implementation Patterns

Kent Beck on Implementation Patterns
(Interview with Kent Beck by Niclas Nilsson, Floyd Marinescu on 25/01/2008)

programmers communicate with other people with their code, so it's not enough to just instruct a machine to do something that you need also to think about what will people read in what I write here, so it's programming more like a writer would write, than just thinking of a set of instructions for a machine.

the easy part of XP is practice related, but there is 3 legs on the stool: practices, values and principles... This gets back a little bit to some of my disenchantment with the direction of agile development in general, people are now asking the question: "How am I going to do agile development?" and agile development isn't a thing you do, it's an attitude, it's a set of personal values about responding to the real world, being open to the information that is there and being willing to do something about it.

2008-02-03

First FreeNX problem and solution

I experienced my first problem with FreeNX : couldn't reconnect after a hard reboot. (Some electrical problems in house, but it is solved now : at least there is light in the bathroom.) Anyway, the error message looked like some old stuff was pertubing the session. So some simple commands to remember :
nxserver --list # Gives the list of session
nxserver --terminate SessionId # Terminate a session
nxserver --history # Gives the list of historic sessions
nxserver --hitory clear # Solved my problem !!

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