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Outside the shack, or “How to be a technology gigolo”

Almost four years ago, I waxed hillbilly on how nice it was to stick with what you knew, at least for side projects. At the time, my main project was Java and my side projects were .NET. Now, my main … Continue reading 

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Sharks!

So, in my area of the US, we’ve had somewhat of an unusual summer when it comes to shark attacks.  It seems like every other day, there’s an attack at a local beach, and in fact, yesterday they were falling … Continue reading 

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Merge Headache — Don’t Re-Purposes a class, create a new one

Merging code does not have to be the frustrating process that many people experience, if done right. I have learned during my career that if I pull from my master branch daily, if not more often, my merges are almost … Continue reading 

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DotNetFringe

This week I had the pleasure of getting to attend the DotNetFringe conference. This was hosted in Portland, OR (a place I had never been) and it was an outstanding conference. Thank you to all of the organizers for putting … Continue reading 

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Using nHibernate EventListeners to validate and audit data

In an application you would like to have maximum control over interaction with the database. In the ideal situation there is one single point where all data can be checked and monitored before it is sent to, or read from … Continue reading 

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A short note on build tasks

Surely, I’m behind the curve here but I’ve been thinking about the typical build process here at work. For a long time I’ve been operating off of the classic model from back in my NAnt days where it was all … Continue reading 

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Changing roles and focus – but not good bye

I’ve been presented with a great opportunity to work on the NeuronESB Team (www.neuronesb.com). I’ve always wanted to work on a product team – which is a big change from my work over the past 23+ years where my focus … Continue reading 

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Typescript Support in Atom Editor for Windows

Recently I was trying to get TypeScript support working inside the Atom editor on windows. In my attempt to get things working I went to the Atom site and found the TypeScript package. Per the documentation I did ‘apm install … Continue reading 

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Software components as a toy

For kids Christmas has a lot to do with toys. Looking forward to new ways to play. For me an as elder kid who still enjoys to toy around, aka as a software engineer, I want to reflect on the … Continue reading 

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Norfolk.js Turns One Year Old

Norfolk.js just celebrated its first birthday in November! Norfolk.js is Hampton Roads’ JavaScript developer user group. It was founded in Norfolk, Virginia, by small group developers and has grown to nearly 200 members are from all over the area. The … Continue reading 

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