29. April 2012
Let me start by disclosing something: I don’t write tests as often as I should. I’ve done a ton more unit testing, specifically TDD, in the past 6 months than I probably have the rest of my life. However, sometimes I still fall back in to my “old ways” of just trying to cram code ...
19. April 2012
A month or two back I was checking out various validators for .NET. I wasn’t doing MVC and didn’t want to try the workarounds to use Dat Model Validations, but at the same time, I didn’t really want to write a lot of validation code. As I looked through NuGet to see what was out ...
07. April 2012
Mostly this is just for me as a reminder. Daniel Irvine has a good post on how to test RESTful services. What it means for me is I now have a code block like this: https://gist.github.com/2324543
04. April 2012
Brief History A couple months back, Microsoft came out with a big announcement. As they continue to work on the ASP.NET platform, and release MVC version 4, they also released a new product called ASP.NET Web API. The day it was released to beta there were already several blog posts talking about how great it was and ...
03. April 2012
There’s been a bit of a dustup over Zynga acquiring another social gaming company. If you hadn’t heard, check out the details, including a response from the CEO. A couple things that struck me about this story. Keep It To Yourself Before Sunday, I had never heard of Shay Pierce. That name meant absolutely nothing. But ...
10. March 2012
Repository: https://bitbucket.org/taylonr/openrastasample Prezi: http://prezi.com/3ajm2of19lem/restful-services-using-openrasta/
03. March 2012
It’s been a while since I have created an OpenRasta project from scratch. And, back when I created my first one I didn’t really want to use OpenWrap, mostly because I was impatient and just wanted to start coding. There are a few tutorials out there on how to create “Your First OpenRasta Application” However, as ...
20. February 2012
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 ...
08. February 2012
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 ...
07. February 2012
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, ...