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What kind of software architect are you? Strategist or tactician?

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If there's one term next to agile that's so overloaded nobody knows what to expect, then it must be architect. Yes, you can specialize it by prefixing it with software, as in software architect. And with that, you would be able to determine that he or she is probably designing some kind software ...

March 3, 2015

A beacon of light in the shadow of failing builds

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As long as I can remember, I've been using an automatic build system to regularly verify the quality of the code based I've been working on. First using Team Foundation Server, but since a year or so, Jetbrains' Team City. In my current project we use continuous integration builds for running the...

February 26, 2015

Fluent Assertions just a got a little bit better

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Just a quick post to let you all know that I’ve just published a new version of Fluent Assertions with a load of little improvements that will improve your life as a unit test developer a little bit. New features Added CompareEnumsAsString and CompareEnumsAsValue to the options taken byShouldBe...

February 19, 2015

Evolving your agile architecture without losing any people

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I’m a big fan of just-in-time architecture (a.k.a. agile architecture) because it prevents me from trying to predict the future which, frankly, I suck at. So, although I generally start out with a reference architecture, a lot of changes happen after that point, when the functional requirements g...

February 15, 2015

Continuous refactoring in its natural habitat

8 minute read

So over the last three weeks or so, after the kids went to bed, I’ve been working on some new features for Fluent Assertions . While doing so I went off track several times in an attempt to improve several API’s and internal designs that didn’t felt quite right. Since this thought process is repr...

February 1, 2015