Category Archives: Community

Help Me Improve The Marionette Wiki

Documentation is difficult to write, and even more difficult to write well so that it covers all of the nuances and details that the people building the actual project tend to assume and forget. My Marionette project is no different. … Continue reading 

Also posted in ASPNETMVC | 13 Comments

ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source and what it means

In case you missed it, a large part of ASP.NET is not only going open source, but will be developed in the open on CodePlex and will accept contributions. Now, ASP.NET MVC has always been open source, but has always … Continue reading 


Speaking at San Diego DNUG tonight

If you’re in the San Diego area tonight, I’ll be giving my talk on domain modeling. Details below: I’ve been told that there is free pizza. If not, I might be able score some stale bagels from my hotel’s … Continue reading 

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CodeMash 2012 wrap up

This year was my first to attend the bacon debauchery that is CodeMash. I had been suggested to go by pretty much everyone that I’ve met that has gone, and this year I was fortunate enough to be selected as … Continue reading 

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Welcome, Hugo Bonacci, To LosTechies!

Not quite a year ago, I interviewed a developer while working at my previous job. He struck me, my boss, and the other people that interviewed him, as some one who is passionate about and dedicated to building great software … Continue reading 

Also posted in Design, DistributedSystems | 8 Comments

Re-learning The Meaning of ! in Ruby Methods

Hugo Bonacci has been tweeting a lot about the Eloquent Ruby book, so I decided to pick up a copy. In spite in my year or two of working with Ruby, I still feel like a n00b most of the … Continue reading 

Also posted in Refactoring | 6 Comments

Do Unto Others

There are many concepts that software development processes and management can learn from. Many of them we use for our technical engineering, others apply to processes and still more apply to the organization as a whole. But none come as … Continue reading 

Also posted in C# | 3 Comments

To Thine Own Self Be True

This post is both a rant and a bit of encouragement to any aspiring developers – this will not have code. Gabriel posted a rant earlier which sparked quite a few comments including a number from a fairly frustrated individual. … Continue reading 

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Design And Testability

In the line of business applications that I build, it’s considered good practice to use a test-first approach; Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development, or whatever you want to call it. Write a test, verify that it fails for the right reasons, … Continue reading 

Also posted in DomainDrivenDesign | 4 Comments

“Bring out yer dead!” *clang*

Today, the twitterverse that I follow reminded me of the Monty Python “Bring out yer dead!” skit at the beginning of the quest for the holy grail. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, watch this: Bring Out Yer … Continue reading 

Also posted in C#, DomainDrivenDesign, LINQ | 10 Comments