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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

Enterprise Library 5.0 is under development NOW

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It’s a shame this year’s Microsoft Developer Days does not cover anything of the work the Patterns & Practices team is doing. However I know from first hand that they’re doing a very good job. A few weeks ago, you were given the opportunity to vote for your favorite feature or improvements, a...

April 22, 2009

We’ve just passed more than 1000 unit tests

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In November 2008, me and some fellow colleagues have started working on a new project where we use Test Driven Development to gain a highly maintainable and highly testable system. Today, we have reached our 1000st unit test, or better, ‘specification’. The term Test Driven is a bit misleading si...

April 14, 2009

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