Getting a Return value from a Stored Procedure in PetaPoco

20. February 2012 Howto 1
For the past several months I’ve been using PetaPoco for almost all of my data access needs in .Net, and I’ve absolutely loved it. Until today. I had a stored procedure from a legacy database that returns a code (e.g. -1, invalid user id, 0 success etc.)  I sat down to execute this stored procedure ...

Why a career in computer programming DOESN’T suck

08. February 2012 Uncategorized 2
This is another blog post in my series “Developers need to stop whining and start working.”  Okay it’s not really a series, but it should be.  Heck, it could be an entire blog. I stumbled across a blog that was arguing a “career in computer porgramming sucks.” At first blush, I assumed the title would be ...

“Doing something that has never been done.”

07. February 2012 Uncategorized 2
Last week, there was a Quora post about why software estimates always seem to be wrong.  There was some decent discussion on the topic, but one quote in particular bugged me.  The quote in question was: Developers are also the only group where they are asked to do something which has never been done before, ...