Taswar Bhatti
The synonyms of software simplicity
Category: Misc

Dear Readers, I am looking to write on some topics but have not decided on which one would be the best, I wanted your input on what you as reader would like to be covered. I have google survey below, please select one of the topics or if you like other topics to be covered […]


β€œSuccess is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill Here is an experience of a failure that I wish to share with everyone. Recently I had an interview with a company (large travel company), and the interview went well until the technical question came along. […]


Here are some tips on motivating software development teams Not exactly like the image above, but more realistic motivation for knowledge based people, especially developers. Being a lead for many years I found these tips very useful so I though I would share them, and to be honest they are mostly just common sense stuff. […]


Thanks to everyone who came out last night at OttawaJS for the phantomjs talk, the slides are located at slid.es. You can find the code in my github account. https://github.com/taswar/ottawajs-dec2013 A recap of things we covered: Simple screencapture CoffeeScript with phantomjs Scraping hackernews and dzone site for links using webdriver to integrate with phantomjs (python […]


Recently have been going through some old code to review the comments in them from other developers and what I find out is developers tend to have really bad comments & documentation in their code Example:

From the above code it is obvious that it is the constructor but does the comment tell me […]


I remember watching a talk on infoq by Michael Feathers. He said something about growing your software teams organically like a garden. An example he gave is, you don’t yell at the lettuce for not growing, you have to nurture it and help it, try different things so that it grows better. If you have […]


So today I came in to work and saw that my wonderful windows machine was restarted due to Windows Update, and yesterday I was working on some java stuff and did not close out my eclipse, thank god that I do regular code check-in πŸ™‚ Anyways tried to relaunch eclipse and it kept hanging on […]


So I had this issue at work had to install on xp machine, dont ask why but just had to πŸ™‚ and the error was NET 4, Visual Studio 2010 install fails on XP SP3 machine “Fatal error during installation” Thus I was stuck installing Visual Studio 2010, I went and downloaded .net 4 standalone […]


You are here beacause you probably got a Linq error, specifically Operator ‘==’ cannot be applied to operands of type ‘System.Collections.Generic.KeyValuePair‘ and ‘‘ So if you wish to do something like this to KeyValuePair using Linq

You will get this error Operator ‘!=’ cannot be applied to operands of type ‘System.Collections.Generic.KeyValuePair‘ and ‘‘ Since […]

So haven’t posted for a while, was in home city Hong Kong for holidays and busy with work releasing software, gonna be posting a few more things coming up this month so be tuned in πŸ™‚