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Book Review: Code Complete 2nd Edition

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A few months ago, me and colleague Jonne Kats had a discussion on whether or not to refactor a single- line non-intuitive expression in a properly named method. Just for the sake of the argument, I was against this particular instance, and he was in favor of many very small methods. I felt it was...

July 18, 2009

Slides and demo code for my TDD/SOLID talk at DevDays 2009

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Even though it was just a wildcard session (people had to vote for my proposal), the room had a capacity of only 50 people, and the DevDays organization forgot to list the wildcard sessions on the website, I was very happy to see that the room was more than full. Although I had quite a lot of con...

June 1, 2009

Try to do this without LINQ

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Today, me and my colleague Cor have been busy pair-programming for most of the day. While doing that we tried to build a dictionary which value is an enumerable collection. I think we found a great example of the power of LINQ that I think is worth sharing. Consider the class diagram below. ExamS...

May 18, 2009

I’ll be speaking at the Microsoft Developer Days 2009

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Thanks to the many votes we received on our wildcard proposals from attendees, colleagues and community members, me, Pieter Joost van de Sande and Dennis van de Stelt have won a timeslot on next week’s Microsoft Developer Days. I’ll be talking about Test Driven Development and SOLID on Thursday M...

May 18, 2009

About Programmer Lifestyle Dilemmas

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Yesterday, I attended the second Devnology meeting in Utrecht and I had a really fun evening. Devnology is an initiative started by Pieter Joost van de Sande and Freek Leemhuis and focuses on sharing experiences, insights and knowledge between members of the entire developer community. That mea...

May 7, 2009