Software Development Blogs and Sites that I Follow

  • Martin Fowler – This guy talks a lot about continuous integration,
    continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. The leading edge of the
    industry is using these techniques along with DevOps to improve reliabilility.
    He also talks about NoSQL and design patterns a lot. This guy is one of the
    pioneers of design patterns.

  • Rands in Repose – This guy is great. He has lots of insight about being
    about being a development manager. I’ve read both of his books. If I get a
    chance, I’ll list some of his better blog posts here.

  • Ajaxian and Webappers – Blogs about free and open source web
    development resources. I’ve found some good tools here.

  • blog – They talk a lot about Git and Continuous
    integration/delivery/deployment. They also talk about distributed teams
    quite a bit.

  • Web Resources Depot – They list free development tools. Lots of good
    stuff here.

  • Artima – Software development blog.


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Enable telnet in Windows Vista

  1. Select the Control Panel from the Windows Start Menu.

    Select Control Panel

  2. Click on Programs.

    Click on Programs

  3. Click on Turn Windows Features on or off

    Click on Turn Windows Features on or off

  4. If you have User Access Control enabled, you will be prompted to click ok to continue if you are logged in as a user with Administrator privileges. If you are not logged in as an admin, you may need to enter the admin password.

  5. Once you’ve passed the Access Control Prompt, you will see a Please Wait dialog.

    Please Wait dialog 1

  6. Check the box next to Telnet Client and click OK.

    Check Telnet

  7. You should see another Please Wait dialog. It took a solid 5 or 6 minutes for this dialog to go away on my PC. Your mileage may vary.

    Please Wait dialog 2