My First Interview (that I have given)

Today I was asked to give a technical interview to a candidate which is kind of a new thing for me.  He had already been screened on the “what’s an abstract class and how do you do <insert something here /> … Continue reading 

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NBehave + NSpec

So, quickly, I decided to go ahead and throw NSpec into the mix on top of NBehave.  Why not!  Here is what the example from my previous post would look like using NSpec: [Test, Story] public void Load_checkout_information() { CheckoutOrderDTO checkoutOrderDTO … Continue reading 

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NBehave Experiment: MonoRail Controllers & Rhino Mocks

…whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. — 1 John 2:5 Well I decided it was finally time I took a look at NBehave as … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 5

What!  You tease me with code in Chapter 4 and now there is none in this chapter?!?  Oh wait, I guess we should at least figure out what we want to build moving forward.  Chapter 5 Well this chapter is … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 4

Cool!  Now I get to start building stuff. Chapter 4  I just pop open my kermit green command line window and type “rails demo”.  And BAM!  We’ve got ourselves an application!  Ok, so it might not do much yet.  But it’s given me … Continue reading 

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Ruby, so easy a wife can do it

I just have to share this.  So my wife asks me why I’m learning this new thing called Ruby.  She’s usually not interested in the specifics of the programming languages I use.  (A few years ago, she asked me, “what’s … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 3

Hmm, well I’ve already zoomed through to chapter 8 in my actual reading/coding.  Better start getting these notes cranked out.  Oh, and why not purchase the book yourself and follow along.  It’d be interesting to get comments from other folks … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 2

Got.  To.  Learn.  Ruby.  On.  Rails. Chapter 2 Chapter 1 was mainly a high-level introduction to Ruby and the Rails framework.  Chapter 2 starts off with some of the history behind the MVC pattern and how it was originally intended for … Continue reading 

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Another Quick Tip: Asserting view renders in a MonoRail controller test

This is another one of those “blog it so I can remember it” posts. My last post about a similar tip was relating to asserting redirects in a MonoRail controller.  This one deals with asserting which view is being rendered in your … Continue reading 

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Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 1

As I mentioned previously, I’m starting to dig into the Ruby language for its elegance and the Rails framework in search of better, more efficient ways to develop web applications.  As part of this learning process, I figured it was essential that … Continue reading 

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