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The three mental modes of working with unit tests

4 minute read

The other day, while pairing up on some unit test, I started to realize that I generally have three modes of looking at my unit tests. The Writing Mode While writing, I mostly focus on the mechanics of getting the test to pass. By then, I usually have a mental model and a particular scenario in ...

November 6, 2016

Principles for Successful Package Management

8 minute read

A couple of months ago I shared some tips & tricks to help you prevent ending up in NuGet dependency hell. As a big fan of the SOLID principles, I've always wondered why nobody thought of applying these principles on the package level. If SOLID can help you to build cohesive, loosely coupled ...

October 30, 2016

The magic of keeping a band of developers together

5 minute read

As I work as a consultant for Aviva Solutions, and the nature of my job is to be involved in moderately long-running client projects, I don't get to come to the office that often. And if I do, it's on different days of the week. Over the last year so, our locations in Koudekerk aan de Rijn and Ei...

October 6, 2016

Continuous Delivery within the .NET realm

7 minute read

Continuous what? Well, if you browse the internet regularly, you will encounter two different terms that are used rather inconsistently: Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment. In my words, Continuous Delivery is a collection of various techniques, principles and tools that allow you to d...

August 30, 2016

Scaling a growing organization by reorganizing the teams

4 minute read

During this year's QCon conference held in New York, I attended a full-day workshop on the scalability challenges a growing organization faces, hosted by Randy Shoup. In my previous two posts I discussed a model to understand the needs of an organization in its different life phases, as well as a...

July 25, 2016