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Feedback Requested: Is there any valid usage for the ‘new’ keyword?

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Yesterday I ended up being part of a discussion about using the ‘new’ keyword to hide base-class members. A colleague of mine used it to alter a base-class property in a derived class with the purpose of making it more strongly typed. I’ve always rationalized guideline AV1010 (Don’t hide inherit...

November 30, 2011

Almost five years at Aviva Solutions and still enjoying it every minute

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I know, I know, I’m still 3 months away from it. But without doubt, on the 1st of February, I will be celebrating my first 5-year anniversary in the 15 years of my professional career. That might sound silly, but I’ve always had a problem of getting restless after a few years . It never was a pro...

November 4, 2011

Silverlight Cookbook: Looking for a great UI design

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Why? Because even though think I have a reasonable idea of when a user interface is consistent and user friendly, I suck at the raw design skills. Just check out the current ‘design’ if you don’t believe me. I’m actually looking for something that resembles the Cosmopolitan theme or MetroTwit: ...

November 4, 2011

In Retrospect: About Bugs

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This is the third of several posts in which I’d like to share some of the things we learned throughout more than 14 sprints of Agile development using Scrum. Some of them might appear as open doors, but I wish I knew or thought about those before I started that project. Just by looking back at th...

November 3, 2011

Fluent Assertions is finally gaining some momentum

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Indeed it is, in particular within the part of the .NET community that believes test-first development is non-negotiable. We receive more and more suggestions, contributions and questions, and we’ve started to notice some blog posts here and there. It’s not that it is being downloaded thousands ...

October 30, 2011