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For the most part, I try to dogfood all new versions and flavors of StructureMap and StoryTeller at Dovetail.  Just in case my boss reads this, that’s largely okay because all of StoryTeller and many StructureMap enhancements are built for Dovetail to begin with.  Today I hit an issue with the brand new “Nested Container” feature in the StructureMap trunk.  Here’s a rundown of the basic timeline this morning:

4:55 PM Last Night:  StackOverflowException

9:10 AM:  I isolate the problem to StructureMap itself as a nested Container is getting disposed

9:12 AM:  I think to myself that dogfooding sucks

9:15 AM:  I’m very, very glad that I caught this error before users

9:55 AM:  After standup, I finally look at the offending method and say to myself “I’m a f***ing idiot” because I KNEW that what I did was going to cause a StackOverflow and I forgot to write the guard clause

9:57 AM:  Fixed and happy

10:04 AM:  Blowing off steam by writing this blog post

10:05 AM:  Playing Centipede while my checkin dance gets going



Thank you for listening, I feel better now.


About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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    Cha cha cha… dogfooding quality dividend