Do I need to list Unit Testing on my resume?

29. April 2012 Uncategorized 0
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 ...

How I handled a new code base

19. April 2012 Uncategorized 1
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 ...

Integration testing OpenRasta

07. April 2012 Uncategorized 10
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:

How WebAPI highlights that .NET developers suck

04. April 2012 Uncategorized 0
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 ...

Apologize or Shutup

03. April 2012 Uncategorized 0
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 ...

Nebraska Code Camp Presentation

10. March 2012 Uncategorized 0
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How to get an OpenRasta up and running

03. March 2012 Uncategorized 1
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 ...

Getting a Return value from a Stored Procedure in PetaPoco

20. February 2012 Uncategorized 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, ...