Ignoring a Billion-Dollar Mistake is simply not an Option
But are nullable reference types the answer?
In 1965, computer scientist and otherwise all round good egg, Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare (Tony to most) unleashed the 'null reference' upon an unsuspecting world, simply because it was "so easy". Five decades later, the vast majority of computer programmers remain all too au fait with the "null reference" exception, battling it's seemingly unstoppable encroachment into otherwise flawless program flows.
Challenging a convention at the heart of modern C#
So, it's been a while since I've blogged. Mostly this has been due to other commitments (family, friends, side projects, etc), working more hours contracting than I would ideally like and generally not having any dead-time (such as when I used to commute). Since my last blog post (over a year ago!!) I've been maintaining an ever increasing list of things I'd like to blog about but haven't found the time. Given it's a new year, I've decided to pick a couple of the more challenging/contentious blog ideas and endeavour to get them written. This is the first and, while not necessarily the most contentious, might take some getting your head around. You have been warned...
A SmartHome... NoT - Part II
Home monitoring and automation without compromising privacy nor security
In part I of this series I described how to use Xiaomi Mi Smart Home devices without compromising your home privacy or security.