Category Archives: community

Exciting user groups and workshops coming up

Good morning all! Some of you may be aware that I run a couple of user groups.  Figured I would let you all know about the user groups that are coming up in our near future. Azure Austin Azure Austin … Continue reading 

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SOLID JavaScript In A Wobbly World (Wide Web)

I got to speak at CodeMash 2014, and gave a talk on applying the SOLID software principles to JavaScript. In addition to giving the talk, though, I also recorded the session and have published the video with all the resources!  … Continue reading 

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Semantics, Modules And Testing: Why (And How) I Test Internal Components, Not Private Methods

I saw someone tweet about a new-ish JavaScript library called Autooc. recently. I had not heard of it, so I clicked the link to find out more. It looks like an interesting project. I’ll have to look at it further … Continue reading 


I’m Speaking At CodeMash 2014: SOLID JavaScript For A Wobbly World (wide web)

I just found out that I’ve been accepted to the CodeMash conference in January, 2014! WOO! SOLID JavaScript For A Wobbly World (wide web) Robert (“Uncle Bob”) Martin compiled a handful of principles in to a convenient acronym back in … Continue reading 


Perception is Reality–The state of OSS in .NET

A response to Amir Rajan’s post that .NET OSS is DOA. The history of OSS in .NET is a long and winding road. It involves many different champions in the community, many different teams in Microsoft, and a very interesting … Continue reading 


NDC Videos online

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting a few talks at the NDCOslo. It’s a close contest for the most enjoyable, rewarding conference with it and CodeMash, but both have a different enough vibe that it’s … Continue reading 


Austin Code Camp 2013 registration open

The annual Austin Code Camp, scheduled for August 17th, is now open for registration. The Austin Code Camp is 100% free and run completely by volunteers, with support from the Austin .NET Users Group (ADNUG). The call for speakers is … Continue reading 

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Tips On Submitting A Conference Session

In the last 3 or so years, I’ve had every conference submission I’ve entered, rejected. Now that doesn’t mean I haven’t spoken at any conferences – I’ve been invited to a handful and have had a ton of fun at … Continue reading 


Building Sample Apps in Ruby, NodeJS and PHP

In the last three years I’ve gone from full time .NET development to full time Ruby on Rails and then full time JavaScript. It’s been an awesome ride, so far, but it’s not done yet. I started digging in to … Continue reading 


MarionetteJS Screencasts And Videos

There’s been a lot of movement with MarionetteJS and screencasts in the last few months – enough that I decided to add a new “videos” section to the website this weekend. It’s a short list right now, but I expect … Continue reading