Comment On St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

Yes, I suppose The Real WTF™ is a conference named St. Louis Days of .NET, but like most curiosities there's a good reason. What used to be a single day (and an aptly named) event turned into three days of sessions, networking, and all sorts of other exciting things for  .NET developers. And it's at a casino, which means I'll be raking it in with my Perch Roulette Strategy, in addition to doing a talk or two. [expand full text]
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Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-18 15:27 • by Exkludge (unregistered)
I'm actually looking forward to this. It'll be awesome to finally meet you in person!

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-18 15:41 • by AGray (unregistered)
Paula Bean would be a genius guest speaker...

Just kidding. Best of luck, though!

CAPTCHA: persto - It's like presto, only it's not.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-18 15:54 • by Steve (unregistered)
A guy I worked with last year managed to create a DLL hell dependency nightmare using Nuget and a local repository for the enterprise. The idea sounded good in principle, and management defended him. Right up until we tried to deploy to a test environment and started running into problems with having multiple versions of the DLLs.

He was a really smart guy. It takes a genius to make a super enterprisey WTF.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-18 16:18 • by Bob (unregistered)
The Real™ WTF is .Net

Amirite?

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-18 17:32 • by Anon (unregistered)
TRWTF is assuming that all spouses are women.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-18 17:42 • by Tom (unregistered)
How about the missus (or missis?) instead of the misses?

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-18 18:02 • by dkf
385357 in reply to 385348
Steve:
A guy I worked with last year managed to create a DLL hell dependency nightmare using Nuget and a local repository for the enterprise. The idea sounded good in principle, and management defended him. Right up until we tried to deploy to a test environment and started running into problems with having multiple versions of the DLLs.

He was a really smart guy. It takes a genius to make a super enterprisey WTF.
It sounds like someone who used to work for us. He managed to create a system that was a frankensteinian combination of Maven and OSGi that was of such complexity that we've been stuck with shipping a DLL hell (well, JAR version hell but the difference is slight) with one of our flagship products for years. It's nasty enough that I refuse to integrate with the code in question any more closely than calling it as a subprocess (a PITA in Java, but far nicer than the morass of this custom package manager/boot class loader/general disaster). The amusing thing is that it turns out that my workaround is actually a good architecture anyway; we'll be keeping it even after codethulhu's kid brother is purged later this year.

I'm too sober to mention the name of this disaster in a public forum.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 03:30 • by SalukiJim (unregistered)
Any FURTHER discount if we bring our own DailyWTF Mug?

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 05:07 • by lucidfox
TRWTF is .NET.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 07:46 • by Remy Porter (unregistered)
385374 in reply to 385355
Anon:
TRWTF is assuming that all spouses are women.
Right, because some of us live where gay marriage is legal.

(Click somewhere for Unicorns!)

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 08:10 • by MRAB (unregistered)
385375 in reply to 385374
Remy Porter:
Anon:
TRWTF is assuming that all spouses are women.
Right, because some of us live where gay marriage is legal.


That's actually irrelevant: a "spouse" is a husband or wife.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 08:14 • by Remy Porter (unregistered)
385376 in reply to 385375
MRAB:
Remy Porter:
Anon:
TRWTF is assuming that all spouses are women.
Right, because some of us live where gay marriage is legal.


That's actually irrelevant: a "spouse" is a husband or wife.
So my husband is my spouse. Are you trolling, or what are you trying to say?

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 08:56 • by Tom (unregistered)
three days of sessions, networking, and all sorts of other exciting things for .NET developers.
Sounds like an awful lot of hubbub for something that is, after all, just a Microsoft product.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 09:00 • by RCS (unregistered)
Will you let us know in a future posting how much success you have with the Perch method?

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 09:02 • by KattMan
385381 in reply to 385375
MRAB:
Remy Porter:
Anon:
TRWTF is assuming that all spouses are women.
Right, because some of us live where gay marriage is legal.


That's actually irrelevant: a "spouse" is a husband or wife.

Are you trying to tell me there are female programmers... on the net... NO WAY!

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 09:59 • by PiisAWheeL
385382 in reply to 385381
KattMan:
MRAB:
Remy Porter:
Anon:
TRWTF is assuming that all spouses are women.
Right, because some of us live where gay marriage is legal.


That's actually irrelevant: a "spouse" is a husband or wife.

Are you trying to tell me there are female programmers... on the net... NO WAY!
I don't think they were trying to imply that all programmers are men and they would be getting away from the Misses/us/is. I think they were just trying to appeal to the idea that many men, after getting married, tend to do more extra curricular activities more often so that they can spend a little time away from their wives, and that if the missesusis were to be attending the conference, then their husbands would also want to go as well. Or possibly get dragged along.

I don't know how much sense that made but it works in my head.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 10:10 • by Joe (unregistered)
385384 in reply to 385370
TRWTF is your mom.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 11:17 • by Lockwood
385385 in reply to 385374
Remy Porter:
(Click somewhere for Unicorns!)


Clicked everywhere.
No unicorns.

I am disappoint.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-19 16:11 • by KattMan
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Lockwood:
Remy Porter:
(Click somewhere for Unicorns!)


Clicked everywhere.
No unicorns.

I am disappoint.


You obviously didn't click everywhere, I clicked on a My Little Pony site and found some.

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-20 10:19 • by Emily (unregistered)
I'm so excited to get to meet you! Will you have Daily WTF mugs with you for sale?

Re: St. Louis Days of .NET 2012

2012-07-23 21:33 • by 80's Rocker (unregistered)
Anyway that a speaker can get a WTF mug? :-)
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