Monthly Archives: September 2012

Limiting your abstractions

It’s been almost 3 years since I first wrote about moving away from the Repository abstraction. Since then, I’ve gone more or less full-bore without any concept of a repository in the systems I’ve built. I haven’t removed existing repositories, … Continue reading 

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AutoMapper for Java

Every once in a while, I get a request asking if there’s anything like AutoMapper for the Java platform. For a long time, that answer was “no”. Not anymore! Jonathan Halterman got in touch with me almost 2 years ago … Continue reading 

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Why I’m done with Scrum

My first foray into Agile was with a product team back in 2004-2005. It was my first “real” job out of college, and my first experience with a death march. During the death march, I was struck on how bad … Continue reading 

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