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Wildcard Proposal: TDD and SOLID, two ingredients for high quality software

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Many attempts have been made to improve the overal quality of our software development efforts, but if there’s one I’d like to put some attention on, it’s Test Driven Development. It’s design-first, test-first approach has proved significant increases in overal quality. However, TDD is not easy a...

April 9, 2009

Help prioritizing Enterprise Library 5.0

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Patterns & Practices has just finished compiling a list of candidate features and improvements for the next installment of the Enterprise Library. Grigori Melnik, the Enterprise Library’s product manager has opened an online survey and invites the .NET community to share their priorities and,...

April 1, 2009

The Query Command Separation principle, who was right?

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Yesterday, at my Design Patterns & Testability session at the dotNED meeting, I tried to explain the purpose of the Query Command Separation principle. However, somebody from the company Quadrant (forgot to ask for his name) mentioned an entirely different explanation of the pattern. Since ma...

March 27, 2009

Slides from the Design Patterns & Testability session at dotNED

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As usual, I ran out of time big time, but still, it was a great evening. We continued until 21:45 and even though my throat was hurting as hell due to the flu, people were paying attention very well. TDD en testability are really difficult subjects and always cause a lot of discussion, but the di...

March 27, 2009

Dutch Open Space Code Day 2009

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Open Space Code is a hands-on programming event following the Open Space format. The concept was borrowed (with permission) from the Open Space Coding Day that was held in the UK recently. Open Space events are more freeform than normal conferences, where all the interactivity is mostly found in ...

March 15, 2009