The Cup will be with you. Always.

Well, well, well. Look who just won the Stanley Cup! Let’s take a look at the journey that brought us here.

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Handling Errors from Plug-ins

Before we get into today’s topic, I have some sadness to report. My beloved Dallas Stars were eliminated from the NHL playoffs. Also, my favorite player, Trevor Daley, who now plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, has suffered a broken ankle and will not be able to play in the Stanley Cup games. Happily, if the Penguins win the Cup, he’ll still get his name engraved on its holy base!

Anyway, enough of that. Let’s get on to software.

Last time we built a very simple pluggable program where each plugin provides a translation of the string Hello, World! Today, we’re going to explore some of the problems inherent in our approach. Continue reading “Handling Errors from Plug-ins”

Goodbye, Daley. You will be missed.

We need to take a break from code for a moment to discuss another important matter. I’m going to do my best to make this not sound like an obituary, but in some ways, it feels like it should be.

Friday evening, I was faced with the news that the Dallas Stars had made a trade: Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt sent to the Chicago Blackhawks in return for Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns. Most of the analyses have centered on what Sharp can bring to the Stars, but I’m heartbroken by who they lost. Continue reading “Goodbye, Daley. You will be missed.”