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  • Mr.Burns 2013-02-07 20:01
    Whole 'lotte' of? TRWTF is spell checking turned off? FRIST?
  • Tyler 2013-02-07 20:35
    Regarding the "think before you code" message - Test Driven Development (TDD) is an excellent way to practice this (and you still get to code while you plan).
  • That guy 2013-02-07 21:45
    It's a metric lot. Just like tonne is a metric ton.
  • russ0519 2013-02-07 23:53
    not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?
  • Steve The Cynic 2013-02-08 04:56
    russ0519:
    not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?

    "Stuff" is a tricky word.

    It can be a verb, in which case "stuffs" is the third person singular form for the non-past tense.

    It can be a stand-alone non-countable noun, in which case the concept of singular or plural doesn't apply, so we use what is superficially a singular form.

    It can form part of a compound non-countable noun like "foodstuffs", which is always plural in form and usage.

    "cloud stuffs", however, doesn't really meet any of those patterns, in which case one might be forgiven for suspecting a neologism.

    And if you are going to pick on other people's use of language, you would do well to be very careful with your spelling.
  • Steenbergh 2013-02-08 05:19
    The title on that speech for London has a typo. It should obviously be 'Through', not 'Thru'.
  • F 2013-02-08 06:07
    russ0519:
    not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


    Dunno. What's a prural?
  • Steve The Cynic 2013-02-08 08:43
    F:
    russ0519:
    not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


    Dunno. What's a prural?

    The opposite of singurar, I guess.
  • tharpa 2013-02-08 10:12
    F:

    Dunno. What's a prural?


    It's a prudent plural.
  • no laughing matter 2013-02-08 10:59
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    And next thing you know, a “proof of concept” becomes production, and a team is stuck maintaining a legacy.

    Which just means it has met the requirements of the business.

    The only way to prevent "becoming a legacy in production" is to never meet the requirements of the business in the first place.
  • cconroy 2013-02-08 11:43
    F:
    russ0519:
    not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


    Dunno. What's a prural?

    It's a perfectry cromurent word.
  • Matt Westwood 2013-02-09 03:33
    cconroy:
    F:
    russ0519:
    not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


    Dunno. What's a prural?

    It's a perfectry cromurent word.

    It's a rubbery word.
  • Jon 2013-02-12 18:29
    It is not polite to make fun of him just because he is asian.
  • Cbuttius 2013-02-19 05:57
    Oh, now I know what you look like;

    http://qconlondon.com/london-2013/presentation/Racing%20Thru%20the%20Last%20Mile:%20Cloud%20Delivery%20Web-Scale%20Deployment