Monthly Archives: May 2006

Achieve Better Results by following Jeremy’s Third Law of TDD: Test Small Before Testing Big

Getting back on track with TDD content.  One of the most important lessons learned the software development community has learned is that productivity follows from more frequent feedback cycles.  How fast can you go from writing a piece of code … Continue reading 

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Grab bag of follow up’s for data access, persistence, query engines, and o/r mapping

Just catching up on questions and comments from the Why I do not use Stored Procedures post yesterday. Sachin Rao asked my take about using an O/R mapper for for reporting.  I’d say “it depends,” but in a purely reporting system … Continue reading 

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Why I do not use Stored Procedures

I promised myself that I wouldn’t ever make another post about stored procedures, but Eric’s post on sproc’s hit a few of my hot buttons on the subject.  Four years ago the pre-Agile, VB6/ASP coding me would have fervently agreed … Continue reading 

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The YAGNI Development Assistant Classic.

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Austin Agile Lunch Group

For anybody in the Austin area or passing through, the Austin Agile group has a biweekly lunch at the Central Market.  The topic is anything you want to talk about.  Lately the discussions have been about FitNesse and Selenium testing, … Continue reading 

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Automated Web Testing with Selenium Driven by .Net

The Agile development community has struggled for years with an array of solutions for automated testing solutions for web development.  NUnitASP is a good way to unit test server side ASP.Net code, especially now that it doesn’t require XHTML compliant … Continue reading 

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If Martin says it’s time for Ruby…

…it’s time to give it a serious look. Martin Fowler wrote a piece on Ruby today called EvaluatingRuby.  I’ve been researching Ruby and Ruby on Rails pretty heavily the last couple of months and I’m impressed.  Now that I’ve gotten … Continue reading 

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StructureMap goes 1.0! New release of the best Dependency Injection tool for .Net*

* as voted on by me, the impartial developer of StructureMap who has never used any of the other equivalent tools.  If nothing else, StructureMap predates both Spring.Net and Castle. StructureMap is a Dependency Injection framework that can be used … Continue reading 

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Blog appearance update

Thanks to John Ver Voorn, Ben Scheirman, and Josh Twist for some help on this.  Right now it looks like the biggest problem is source code inside of <pre> tags.  I’ll simply watch the length of any line of code … Continue reading 

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Want productivity? Try some team continuity (and a side of empowerment too)

I’m going to get into trouble for this if anybody reads this, but a conversation I had Friday made me want to write this… I’ve worked on both traditional waterfall projects and XP/Scrum/Agile projects and seen a lot of factors … Continue reading 

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