At the last Edmonton Agile Methods User Group meeting, we had a brief discussion around code coverage, and what should be an acceptable number to shoot for. Is it okay when the unit tests cover 80% of the code? Or should 100% be the only acceptable value? After all, how can you be confident in your code knowing that 20% of it isn't tested. Allow me to go out on a limb here, and state with absolute certainty that the correct answer is "It depends on your situation".
Last night (Thursday, June 26th) Rod Paddock gave a talk on using Silverlight 2.0 to the Edmonton .NET User Group. I'd say that Rod did a pretty good job, despite the fact that the beta of both Silverlight and Expression Blend didn't exactly want to play nice all the time. It's definitely perked my interest in the technology, and I can see a lot of business potential for it. The rich user experience that Silverlight brings to the web-browser, will, I think raise the bar for what web applications will do for businesses.
On Thursday, April 24, at the Edmonton .NET User's Group, I did a presentation on MonoRail (and a bit on Windsor and ActiveRecord). Thanks to all for coming out hear me talk. I found it to be a pretty hard topic to cover in not quite 120 minutes. There is just so much to cover and explain. As well, it seemed that there were a couple in the crowd that felt a bit overloaded.
Well, this month EDMUG was hard up for speakers, so out of desperation they asked if I had anything to say. I figured I could talk for about 30 minutes on MonoRail, and then read the newspaper out loud for the next 90 minutes. Oddly, the EDMUG executive was okay with that. This morning they sent out their notice to the membership: Thursday, April 24th will not just be one of the greatest EDMUG evenings of all time, but it will also be the opportunity of a lifetime.
In April, 1908 the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers were established as Alberta's first infantry regiment. The first commanding office was Lieutenant-Colonel E.B. Edwards. The 101st developed slowly, as most in the Edmonton area were attracted to the 19th Alberta Dragoons, a cavalry regiment which had been established in January of 1908. When war broke out in 1914, there was some question about the legality of using the existing militia regiments to fight overseas in Europe.