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Fluent Silverlight – Part 1

Introduction We (that is Ray Houston and myself) want to introduce a new framework we developed in the past few months. This framework provides a fluent interface to Microsoft Silverlight. As we have been able to leverage a lot of … Continue reading 

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PTOM – Brownfield development – Making your dependencies explicit

Introducing DI and “poor man’s DI” Introduction Greenfield Development happens when you start a brand new project, as in, clean slate development. No legacy code lying around, no old development to maintain. You’re starting afresh, from scratch, from a blank … Continue reading 

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Refactoring legacy code

Lately my co-worker asked me to pair with him and make a code review with him of one of his projects. After having spent some hours on refactoring this legacy application together with my co-worker I want to share some … Continue reading 

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The open closed principle

In the previous two posts I discussed the S of S.O.L.I.D. which is the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) and the D of S.O.L.I.D. which corresponds to the Dependency Inversion Principle (DI). This time I want to continue this series with … Continue reading 

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The Dependency Inversion Principle

In this post I want to discuss the D of the S.O.L.I.D. principles and patterns. The principles and patterns subsumed in S.O.L.I.D. can be seen as the cornerstones of “good” application design. In this context D is the place holder … Continue reading 

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Real Swiss don’t need SRP, do they?

Introduction You may ask yourself why I publish another article about the single responsibility principle (SRP). We already had some very good post about this principle at Los Techies, e.g. here, here and here to mention just a few. Well, … Continue reading 

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Javascript Patterns & Practices

My previous post on Javascript gave an insight into using the language in a more structured manner than you may have been used to in the past. I’m going to talk about a few more methods which I use a … Continue reading 

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