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James Kovacs
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Lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Much appreciated, John. Well spoken. To me, this kind of outrage is due to the internal urge of humans to maintain the even tenor of their existence. It is easier for many people to rationalize away a...
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Matt Yglesias, on Microsoft’s “Scroogled” anti-Google ad campaign: The problem with Microsoft’s online service offerings isn’t that their TV campaigns are lame. It’s not even that the products are bad. But they’re not wildly better than Google’s search and email and so forth. Most people are just incredibly lazy. It’s easy to forget, but it took Google Search and Gmail a remarkably long time to rise to dominance during a period when they wiped ...
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Unfortunately, this anti-pattern is too common. It doesn't hurt until it hurts and when it does hurt, it hurts a lot. If you are developing frameworks do not provide superclasses that framework users ...
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  • Harvard University
    Chemistry & Physics, 1994 - 1999
  • University of Toronto
    Chemistry & Physics, 1990 - 1994
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James Kovacs is a software consultant. He is passionate in sharing his knowledge about OO, SOLID, TDD/BDD, testing, object-relational mapping, dependency injection, refactoring, continuous integration, and related techniques. He blogs on CodeBetter.com as well as his own blog, is a technical contributor for Pluralsight, writes articles for MSDN Magazine and CoDe Magazine, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups. He is the creator of psake, a PowerShell-based build automation tool, intended to save developers from XML Hell. James is the Ruby Track Chair for DevTeach, one of Canada’s largest independent developer conferences. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto and his Masters degree from Harvard University.
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