Monthly Archives: August 2008


So tonight I got to help demo what a fishbowl was at the ALT.NET Canada (thanks Doc!) conference and the topic of discussion was on the Fundamentals of Software development. During the session I started to realize that what I … Continue reading 

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Droppin’ Pennies on context specs…

First off I want to make it clear that I’m not a guru on the topic, but I do find it interesting. The topic of course is Context Based Specifications. I’ve seen an emergence in interest in writing context based … Continue reading 

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Parsing The Payload

So this week we got to start working a brand spanking new MVC project. So far we’re leveraging Castle Windsor, NHibernate, Fluent Nhibernate, and kind of running Linq to NHibernate. It’s amazing how quickly you can get a project up … Continue reading 

Posted in ASP.NET MVC, TDD | 7 Comments

Disciplined Agility

I finished reading… Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# (Robert C. Martin Series) by Robert C. Martin, Micah Martin Read more about this book…   What an excellent book, seriously! It was written by Robert C. Martin and his … Continue reading 

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Disconnected – Channels Of Communication

A few weeks ago I started feeling a little over whelmed by the volume of interest in what I was up to. After reading a chapter from Tim Ferris’ book, I decided to disconnect. It was the most effective advice … Continue reading 

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Mike left a comment on my last post on Windows Forms Databinding asking: What do the tests look like? On the ComboBox binding, why aren’t you using adding the binding through DataBinding.Add?  With the way you have it now if … Continue reading 

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Windows Forms Data Binding

A couple of weeks ago, Adam and I were pairing on a new screen in a windows forms application. He started showing me some stuff that he had learned about windows forms data bindings. I showed him a little bit … Continue reading 

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Recursive Command

Note: this entry has moved. When building up a tree view that represents the directory structure of a file system, like the windows explorer, my first reaction was to use recursion to traverse the file system and build up a … Continue reading 

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