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Monday, February 21, 2005

Raymond is wondering what people think of CodeBetter.com. Let me tell you what I think.

The real problem with group blogs is the number of people who post breaking news – like “Microsoft is going to release IE7!”. Oh, wait – that’s not a problem on CodeBetter.com.

It’s good to see the CB’ers function as a group. Instead of sounding like a scratched CD, they feed off each other to build better content. It’s collaborative and interesting. CodeBetter.com is what a group blog should be. I like Darrell’s agile news, Brendan’s forays into the .NET framework, Geoff’s quirkiness, and then there is Sahil. Let me tell you about Sahil. Sahil came to the Columbia user group meeting last month to give a talk on serialization. During the talk he serialized DataSet objects, customer objects, and Star Trek characters with two different versions of .NET. I thought I was going to leave the building as a blob of 1,568 bytes on Sahil’s hard drive.

Keep up the great work CB’ers, and Raymond – keep the OOP articles coming. These articles are well written and I know many people will benefit.

P.S. I know many people don’t like the amount off “off-topic” material on other group blogs. Me? I like to know what people are feeding their cat every now and then. For example, you never know what you’ll see or hear on the John Elliot and Bill Ryan blogs, but I find their blogs delightfully entertaining. Perhaps they are never boring because John cuts code 20 hours a day and Bill is a philosophy major and insomniac. I say this even though John calls me names and Bill leaves me hanging in San Francisco. Thanks, guys.

Darrell Monday, February 21, 2005
Damn, scratch that post on IE7... :)
John Monday, February 21, 2005
Aww, c'mon Scott.. you're not still upset about 'the mocking incident', are ya mate..? :)
Sahil Malik Tuesday, February 22, 2005
LOL Dude, I just post non techie post as comments on other's blogs now .. heh :)
<br>Thanks for the kind words, quite a set expectation now, but thanks !! :)
<br>I'll be talkin' the same presentation tommorow at caparea.net.
<br>_ SM
Geoff Appleby Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Of course, by 'quirkiness' what you meant was 'outstanding good looks, nice ass, and impressive array of programming skills'. Right?
Scott Tuesday, February 22, 2005
That's right Geoff. I forgot to mention - everyone on CodeBetter.com is a dreamy hunk. Didn't I see all your emails in Paris Hilton's Sidekick? :)
Sahil Malik Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Nice ass? Once again I've been scarred for life !!
Raymond Lewallen Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Thanks for the nice review Scott! We all appreciate you following our blogs, as I know we all follow yours. Its nice to get the praise from a respected MVP like yourself ;)
Bill Thursday, February 24, 2005
Thanks Scott- I actually posted a reply before but probably failed the CAPTCHA
Scott Thursday, February 24, 2005
The dreaded CAPTCHA strikes again. I don't know how many times that has happened to me on your blog!
Bill Saturday, February 26, 2005
Scott - your's is a dream come true compared to mine - it's the timer thingy that KC discovered.
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