All about me

11 Jul
Hello, world! My name is Robert Fonseca-Ensor. I'm a software developer at Datacom Systems Limited, in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm planning to use this blog to post technical tips & tricks as I come across them. I love learning about the neat & new ways you can get software to do stuff. I like to see elegant code, and I like to see clever hacks. My own approach to building good code is that the less lines you have to read, the easier it will be to pick up what's going on. I can think of a few exceptions to this rule, but I try to stay away from the really gnarly one liners (when I can help it). Technology wise, I do most of my work with Microsoft .NET. I've traditionally spent a lot of time building simple aspx websites and winforms clients, but now I'm really interesting in WPF, Silverlight and REST. Time for some interesting links: Martin Fowler talks about how to make http caching work for you in the case where you have a page with a little bit of dynamic content. I'm surprised at how many websites simply can't be cached - people could save a lot of money, not to mention making their websites faster! Speaking of faster websites, it's interesting to hear what Rowan Simpson has to say: "In other words, people would use Trade Me more if it was faster still." When I was playing with Deep Zoom and Ben's iPhone, it really hit me that I enjoyed the user interfaces because of how reactive they were. I thought the couple who run the sparkling client podcast were a bit nuts when they talked about how our caveman instincts demand instant animations from user interfaces - but maybe they've got a point. Hence my interest in all things RIA! If you want a deep dive on WPF, I recommend looking at Scott's BabySmash. It's an app that started out pretty naive, and lots of WPF gods have improved it, with comments & reasons all over the internet.

Posted in Me


Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply


  1. xtine

    13 December 2008 at 9:50 am

    hello…a typo at the beginning…you have A instead of AT
    looks are good

  2. Rob

    13 December 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks Mum!