To this year’s high-school graduates, we issue this challenge: spend the next four years future-proofing your life and career. These are exciting times! The skills, friends and experiences you’ll gain in this next chapter will have a huge impact on the rest of your life. Here’s how you can make the most of what’s to come and set your self up for an amazing career while you’re at it.
Without communication, technical expertise is about as effective as eating soup with a fork. Or decaf coffee. Or something else that doesn’t make sense. Communication within large-scale projects should achieve three main goals.
This year’s Úll was at the Europe Hotel on the shores of Lough Leane in Killarney, Ireland where a crowd of friendly, hungry, and expectant people converged for the next iteration of Úll (it’s the Irish word for apple). In the fourth year of the conference, I don’t think anyone left disappointed.
Until recently, I thought doing any kind of functional programming in C# was a nightmare. The syntax for using delegates always seemed very clumsy to me. I would start with this grand idea of passing in a delegate to be called when I wanted, but would end up stumbling over the syntax for hours on end. Coming up through the ranks of .NET programming since v1.1, all of those examples of using delegates made things like asynchronous programming seem super hard. If only there was a better way…