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The definitive guide to extending Fluent Assertions

10 minute read

Some background In my recent post about the responsibilities of an open-source developer I said that the author of an open-source project is fully entitled to reject a contribution. In the case of Fluent Assertions, this is no different. Some things just aren't a good fit for a general purpose a...

May 4, 2016

To DRY or not to DRY, it is a matter of boundaries

4 minute read

For a very VERY long time I've been convinced that aggressively refactoring your code in such a way that every piece of logic is repeated only once is a good thing. This practice, often referred to as DRY, or Don't Repeat Yourself, has been one of the many of my tools of choice and goes hand in h...

April 13, 2016

Why software innovation is not a free pass for doing whatever you want

3 minute read

Somebody on Twitter recently posed the question whether innovation in software and agile development can co-exist or not. To remove any misinterpretation - something quite common for Twitter discussion - I asked him to clarify what he meant with the word 'innovation'. In short, any kind of softwa...

April 3, 2016

The responsibilities of an open-source developer

4 minute read

The proudest moment anybody initiating an open-source project can experience is when that project finally gains the momentum to make a difference within the community it targets. When my colleague Martin and I published the first release of Fluent Assertions on CodePlex in 2011 (yeah, those were ...

March 24, 2016

Profiling legacy code using characterization tests

3 minute read

As you might have read, I've been refactoring some example code for a multi-threaded cache that I got from CodeProject into a source-only NuGet package which will soon be published as FluidCaching. Since this cache has been built to be very performant, the internal algorithms are not trivial to g...

March 10, 2016