Chris Rathjen

Warning: May be "Jab myself in the eye with a pencil" geeky.

June, 2005

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About Chris Rathjen

I'm an "SDET" (usually Software Design Engineer In Test) for Microsoft. I work on Team Foundation - the server component to Visual Studio Team System. I am a geek.

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    What's in an exit code?

    Can you trust the meaning of an exit code from an app of which you have no specific knowledge? I wouldn’t recommend it. But what James and I are wondering is, can you at least trust an application to only return zero if nothing bad happened? Version Control...
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    Rant: Cell phone drivers are a SOLVEABLE PROBLEM!

    So, I got to watch some of the spectacular side effects of driving while cradling a cell phone on the way home yesterday. You know, the mile-long backup from a trivial accident, and the countless near misses behind it as drivers with cell phones change...
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    Shelving vs. Branching/Merging vs. Labeling: Which should I use?

    Of course I'll go with the default answer to all computing questions: "It depends." I've seen this question, or a variation of it, come up several times lately. The most recent variation I saw was a forum post , to which Buck provided a pretty complete...
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