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Git/Branch-Per-Feature – Composable Deployments/Releases?

(composed in vim with love) Now that I’m starting to use Git a lot more, I’ve been thinking about and starting to use branch-per-feature a little bit. This morning I had a term pop into my head as I was … Continue reading 

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Guest Post: Suggestions for Effective Team Communication in a Virtual Environment

Note: Below is a guest post from Larry Silverman, Chief Technology Officer, TrackAbout.  –Joey Preamble Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the Los Techies community.  This site is a great resource, and I’ve enjoyed reading many articles published … Continue reading 

Posted in communication, virtual teams, working from home | 6 Comments

Smart Constructor Anti-Pattern

If you look at the definition of a constructor in the context of software development on Wikipedia (a completely factual and reliable source , you’ll find this simple statement of their responsibility… "Their responsibility is to initialize the object’s data … Continue reading 

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NHibernate + XML Columns

One of the things I’ve been working on recently involves using XML columns in SQL Server.  Starting out, it was simple and I was just doing vanilla ADO.NET (wrapped in a simple Query API) combined with XML serialization/deserialization, which worked … Continue reading 

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Looking for some awesome .NET developers (work from home)

Are you: an experienced and passionate .NET developer looking to join a profitable and growing company who creates software solutions for a niche industry that is booming despite the current economy wanting to work from home Excerpts from our job … Continue reading 

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MVC – Free Yourself from Web Forms!

Thanks to all who came out last night to hear my talk on MVC at the Richmond .NET User Group.  It was a blast.  I wish we had more time to dig into some more code, but maybe next time.  … Continue reading 

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How did I get started in software development?

Well apparently Derik is trying to bring me out of my blogging hiatus by tagging me with the meme of the week.    My story is pretty boring, but I’ll play along in an effort to bring me out of … Continue reading 

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Change I can achieve in

Well, this post is more of the personal variety, but it may affect future posts in one way or another (however, not like this).  In short, a season of change is upon me. Big change #1.  I’m getting out of … Continue reading 

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Scribbish Skin – For Subtext

This is long overdue, but Nick Parker asked me a long time ago (sorry Nick) where I got the skin I use for my ( blog and I told him I’d make it available.  I actually ported it myself from … Continue reading 

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ActiveSupport.NET – Namespace Overhaul

Figured I’d try and get this nailed down as early as possible.  So after some recent feedback, I decided to change the namespacing so that it focused more on “behavior/concern” rather than “types”.  What this means is… Instead of: using … Continue reading 

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