Milan Nankov – Blog

Movies To See: The Cove 2009/12/27

The Cove poster

This is one of those movies that makes you think about our disregard of all living creatures and our arrogance as rulers of Earth. This amazingly well-crafted documentary exposes the annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan. Though killing of dolphins is not banned in Japan the movie reveals the shocking methods that are used to capture and kill one the most intelligent and magnificent creatures on the planet. 

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Mocking The File System to Improve Testability 2009/12/10

Recently I started writing a simple application that would help me organize my music files by automatically renaming them using their tags and moving them to their designated folders.

As expected the program will rely on the file system classes that the .Net Framework provides. Naturally, I wanted to cover the I/O logic with tests so that I am confident that when the software is used it will not do damage to my files and will behave according to my requirements. So I started writing tests…

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Books I Recommend – I. M. Wright’s Hard Code by Eric Brechner 2009/12/03

I.M. Wright's Hard Code 

I have been yearning to write about this book for a long time since it  had become an all-time favorite. You have got to love this book for its incredible depth, witty jokes, great style, and funky structure. Definitely a must-read for every developer.

Don’t get fooled by the name though – the author covers a lot of ground and the book could be helpful not only to developers but project/product managers, QAs, HR, even top-level management.

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