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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Breaking Dependencies

During my geekSpeak screencast last week, one of the attendees asked: Any recommendations for refactoring existing code to insert interfaces? (e.g., what’s the best dependency to break first, the database?) Excellent question! Most of us do not have the luxury … Continue reading 

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Tame Your Software Dependencies on geekSpeak

Today at lunch* I’ll be joining Glen Gordon and Lynn Langit on geekSpeak to talk about Taming Your Software Dependencies. Specifically I’ll be talking about moving from tightly-coupled to loosely-coupled architectures using dependency inversion, dependency injection, and inversion of control … Continue reading 

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Loosen Up: Tame Your Software Dependencies for More Flexible Apps

My latest article just hit the web in the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine. Loosen Up: Tame Your Software Dependencies for More Flexible Apps takes you on a journey from a highly-coupled architecture, which we’re all familiar with, to … Continue reading 

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Using YAGNI Responsibly

DISCLAIMER: For the agilists reading this post, there is nothing new here. I just hear a lot of misconceptions around terms like YAGNI and wanted to provide my own take on things. YAGNI is an acronym for "you ain’t gonna … Continue reading 

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Plumbers at Work – Episode 13 – Hyperspatial Bypass

The Plumbers are back for another half-hour of mayhem. Get it here. Heroes Happen {Here} Launch (http://www.microsoft.com/canada/heroeshappenhere) DevTeach Toronto May 12-16 (http://www.devteach.com) Discussing Hanselminutes #103 Quetzal Bradley on Testing after Unit Tests (http://tinyurl.com/2tby39) Release It! by Michael Nygard (http://tinyurl.com/2vtbrj) Bil … Continue reading 

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