Hanging your code out to dry

I was speaking with Marcus Bratton the other day about code reviews. We both agreed that they are very valuable but finding the time is probably the most difficult aspect of any code review. Paired Programming helps to eliminate the … Continue reading 

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Hard to say goodbye

Well yesterday was my final day at Wachovia.  It was really hard to say goodbye to all the wonderful friends and colleagues I have made there but it was time to move on.  It was really difficult to leave such … Continue reading 

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PTOM: The Open Closed Principle

The open closed principle is one of the oldest principles of Object Oriented Design. I won’t bore you with the history since you can find countless articles out on the net. But if you want a really comprehensive read please … Continue reading 

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Twhirl is a must for a desktop Twitter client

If you are Twitterhaulic like Mr Chad Meyer.  I strongly recommend giving Twhirl a whirl!  (Sorry couldn’t resist).  I am very impressed with the Adobe Air interface.  Very clean and stylish. Twhirl brings together tons of functionality leveraging the twitter … Continue reading 

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Some people have too much time

So I gave my two weeks at my current employer around a week ago.  So I really wasn’t expecting practical jokes until maybe the end of this week.  Well lets just say my team got creative and managed to wrap … Continue reading 

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Using Context as an example group in rSpec

If you try to do the following in rSpec you will receive a (nil:NilClass) error on the inner context in the ‘before’ statement when it tries to use @user. describe User do before(:each) do @user = User.new end context “(adding … Continue reading 

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!!!!Please update your LOSTECHIES RSS FEED!!!!

We have recently updated our main feed to feedburner.  Everyone please update your RSS readers to point too. http://feeds.feedburner.com/lostechies Thank you, you may now continue with your regularly scheduled reading. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for … Continue reading 

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Updates to NBehave

What happened to NSpec? I am not sure if all of you know but the NBehave project consolidated with the NSpec project a while back, since then we have been pretty silent about what we are doing because we wanted … Continue reading 

Posted in BDD (Behavior Driven Development) | 18 Comments

LosTechies welcomes Eric Hexter!!!!

What more could be said about the MVCContrib coordinator extraordinaire, Eric Hexter! How is that for a build up?  Many welcomes to Eric Hexter for joining us here at LosTechies. We are pleased to have him on board and know … Continue reading 

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Found a new APM Tool

Out browsing some mailing list today and came across this really nice Agile Project Management tool, Acunote. What is Acunote… Acunote is an Agile project management tool. It is built on the innovative lightweight Scrum process and is focused on … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile Teams, Tools | 5 Comments