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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Folder != Namespace

Update: turns out this is a R# feature not a VS feature. Thanks Andy!  Here’s something I discovered in Visual Studio some time ago:   Seems you can select one or more folders and turn off their “namespace provider.” This … Continue reading 

Posted in resharper, tips, tools, visual studio | 33 Comments

Approaching BDD

I’m preparing a chunk of code for open source release in January. Among many other things it has a persistence layer wrapper with a “provider” for NHibernate, yet another validation framework, and a few goodies for building smart clients. It’s … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile, BDD, Featured, open source, TDD, xeva release series | 8 Comments

The Practical Application of Themes

Themes are categories for user stories. You use them to aggregate user stories into cohesive buckets. The following stories, taken from my product backlog at Xclaim (my company), could be said to fall into a “security” theme: As a user, … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile, themes, user stories | Leave a comment

What’s Your ALT.NET?

Rob Reynolds offers a valuable perspective on the whole how do you define ALT.NET riff in his “What’s Your ALT.NET?” post: Passion.  I love what I do and I get very passionate about it.  I love to argue about the best … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, Community, opinion | 1 Comment

A Proposal for Splitting the ALT.NET List

I saw something about breaking up the altnetconf Yahoo list and would like to propose an initial structure. To be clear: the purpose of this proposal is to address two questions about the current list: 1) Should we break up … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, altnetconf, Community, Culture, Leadership, opinion | 6 Comments

Fundamental DDD Slide Candy

Thanks to everyone that came out to my talks at DevTeach Vancouver. Great people, great questions, great conversations… a great time all around! Clocking quality time with Jeremy Miller, Greg Young, and meeting the various Canadian madmen (Justice, Donald, James, Kyle, Shane, D’Arcy and company) were just a … Continue reading 

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments