Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

A long time ago I hosted some guys of Up With People for about a week, they arranged a lovely show in my hometown dancing, singing... we had a lot of fun.
I mind a song named "Reuse, Reduce, Recycle" actually I can't remember the lyrics, but at that time, the song, favoured by a nice riff, stuck in my mind for a while.

I'm not here to advertise on how to be green, but to reflect on software building.
How many times did you think that to implement an HTML page was only a matters of minutes? Unfortunately, you spent one very single day fighting with CSSes and browsers and when you thought you were done, a colleague showed you that increasing fonts the layout was compromised. Arrrgggg!
Or... you are a JS warrior and you want to use that very nice feature of JQuery to impress the customer that is behind you looking at the screen of your pc. Unfortunately the version of JQuery you have in production is a couple of years old and there is no trace of that nice feature you love (of course, a multitude of other services are using that old, but running version of JQuery... and you want to change it? Brrrrr).

That's a standard scenario, but let the UWP guys give us a hand.
How? Next time folks :-)