When is your code too defensive?

I had a discussion with some fellow developers a little while ago about DesignByContract and creating defensive code. The subject of being *too* defensive came up in the fact that while writing defensive code is a good thing, it’s not … Continue reading 

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Refactoring to Tests

When presenting on TDD/Unit testing to user groups or code camps, a common question I hear is, "How can I get tests into my existing codebase?". This is often where people want to put effort when first starting with unit … Continue reading 

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Code Smell: Fat Controller

An unpublished anti-pattern that not everyone is familiar with can be called the “Fat Controller”

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TDD Firestarter

I want to thank everyone for coming out to the TDD Firestarter event that we had in Tampa yesterday. We had an excellent turnout (about 80 people), and everyone was very interested in getting to know TDD/BDD. We are in … Continue reading 

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It’s all about the language

In His Holiness Evans Bible. He states: “ The more I present on DDD at user groups and code camps the more I see that the Ubiqutous language really hits home with people. Often I have developers approach me after … Continue reading 

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Starting with BDD vs. starting with TDD

Yesterday I did a presentation on TDD/BDD at the Tamp Code Camp. I have done several TDD presentations in the past but this was the first time I also showed the attendees BDD at the same time. In actuality I … Continue reading 

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PTOM: The Decorator Pattern

For the month of November, Pablo’s Topic of the Month is Design Patterns. I will be talking about the Decorator design pattern in this post. The Decorator Pattern was originally coined by The Gang Of Four (GoF). It is a … Continue reading 

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LosTechies welcomes Colin Jack!

Today the LosTechies family welcomes Colin Jack to the site. Colin is a very active member in the ALT.NET and .NET Community. Colin resides in Edinburgh, UK. So please take a moment and welcome Colin to the family! Welcome Colin! … Continue reading 

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New job, new opportunities at Telligent

Over the last couple of months I have been casually looking at the job market in the Jacksonville/Orlando area at various opportunities. None of the really interested me and had mediocre opportunities at best. I was comfortable in my current … Continue reading 

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Refactoring towards deeper insight

While giving my DDD presentation at the Jacksonville Code Camp, I felt that DDD refactoring was one area that I really didn’t touch on enough. I mentioned it briefly but I wanted to build on the discussion that we started … Continue reading 

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