Monthly Archives: September 2008

Request for Help: Need better guidance for beginners

This morning I happened to see the article “.NET Coding Standard & Code Review Points” linked from the good folks over at  I was horrified to see some of the very bad guidance being offered here. While I appreciate … Continue reading 

Posted in .NET, Design, Guidance, Programming | 31 Comments

Catching Arguments with Rhino Mocks

I’ve noticed that in quite a few of my tests, I was using a mock simply to test one argument on one of the methods called.  Maybe I was making sure it passed a correctly formatted string, the right date/time, … Continue reading 

Posted in Extension Methods, Mocks | 2 Comments

Gregory Long Joins Los Techies

It’s been in the works for awhile, but as he just posted last night, Gregory Long has accepted an invitation to the Los Techies crew!  He’s been running another blog for quite some time with some great material. We’re very … Continue reading 

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ALT.NET, a year or so later from an observer and occasional participant.

First, check out the site, and it’s short, concise, and poignant statements: We are a self-organizing, ad-hoc community of developers bound by a desire to improve ourselves, challenge assumptions, and help each other pursue excellence in the practice of … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET | 10 Comments

Announcing: Pablo’s Days of TDD in Austin, TX

Los Techies(.com), its president, Pablo El Burro, and our sponsors are pleased to announce "Pablo’s Days of TDD" (PDoTDD).  PDoTDD is a day-and-a-half event of workshops, discussion, practice, and training around automated unit testing, specifically the practice of Test-Driven Development … Continue reading 

Posted in PDoTDD, TDD | 14 Comments

LosTechies welcomes new member: Joshua Flanagan

On the the freshly raw heals of our recent abduction of Scott C. Reynolds’ blogging persona, I’m pleased to announce that Joshua Flanagan has also joined our little community. Joshua is an active member in the .NET community and had … Continue reading 

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Continuous Improvement Workshop(s)

I’ve been asked by David Laribee and Scott Bellware to assist in hosting one of the pre-conference workshops for the Continuous Improvement in Software Development Conference (*pant *pant that’s a mouthful, huh?). I’m not sure WHY they asked me, I … Continue reading 

Posted in Kaizenconf | 8 Comments

Opinionated ASP.NET MVC by Joshua Flanagan

Joshua Flanagan, who’s been tearing it up for the team I work on at Dovetail, has recently posted two great posts on how we’re doing ASP.NET MVC. I suggest you check ‘em out: Testing with Opinionated ASP.NET MVC (or how … Continue reading 

Posted in ASP.NET, MVC | 8 Comments