Chef 1.3.20

I just released the latest version, 1.3.20, tonight.  A few new things include: recipe rating; cooking times; preparation times; better search capability; ingredient preparations; bug fixes; and more bug fixes. If you're a user, go upgrade!  If you aren't a user, give it a try! And now it's midnight, time for bed.

Unit Testing

I would love some input on this from you fellow developers out there, as this is something I continue to try and improve on... WARNING, CODE BELOW THE BREAK! (Note, I just realized the inline images here are overlapping like hell. Sorry, I've changed them to also be links you can click to view completely) … Continue reading Unit Testing

Visual Studio 2008

Earlier this week I received a free copy of Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008 by being an Action Pack subscriber and completing a short little web tutorial and quiz. I installed it last night and decided to get the Chef code/projects converted so I could start using it. The usual project conversion wizard popped up as … Continue reading Visual Studio 2008

Recipe Slideshows

Chef has a feature called Recipe Slideshows which allow you to view a recipe fullscreen in a PowerPoint-like format that's much easier to read while you're cooking than the small text of a cookbook, or the regular view of a recipe in Chef for that matter. I've had that feature around for a while, but … Continue reading Recipe Slideshows

Requirements by Eavesdropping

I'm coining it. Defined as a process by which software requirements are gathered not by formal meetings and documents, but rather by hearsay. They sure don't teach you that at school.  Nor should they. I can use it in a sentence, but I'd rather not.