posted on 10/28/08 at 11:16:05 pm by Joel Ross

About a month ago, I came across a post from Joey Beninghove that caught my attention. Actually, it was a tweet of his referencing his blog post. Anyway, it was about a job opening where he works, and what caught my eye was that it was a telecommuting po… more »

Categories: Personal, RCM Technologies, TrackAbout, Inc


Querying in the Kinetic Framework

posted on 08/14/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

I was chatting with a few people in IRC the other day about different development approaches, and I brought up the Kinetic Framework. Someone took a look at source of the samples and didn't care for the SQL included in the class files. Personally, I d… more »

Categories: C#, RCM Technologies


The NuSoft Framework Is Now The Kinetic Framework

posted on 07/16/08 at 09:32:59 pm by Joel Ross

One of the first questions I got when people heard about RCM bought NuSoft Solutions was whether we were going to be renaming the NuSoft Framework. At the time, I had no idea, and frankly, it was about as far back in my mind as it could be. Well, the a… more »

Categories: RCM Technologies


Testing the NuSoft Framework

posted on 07/09/08 at 12:45:25 am by Joel Ross

I've started up a new project that is using the NuSoft Framework, and because of some of the interactions, I realized it would be much, much easier if I had a set of automated tests, rather than going through the process of firing up an application, goin… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


NuSoft Framework Now Included with CodeSmith 5.0

posted on 06/29/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

CodeSmith announced recently that version 5.0 is in beta, and one of the features listed is that it now includes the NuSoft Framework right in the download! That's pretty exciting, as we never expected that when we first started writing our templates.… more »

Categories: Development, Software, RCM Technologies


War Room and Their Proper Place

posted on 06/26/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

The other day, Matt Blodgett made a few comments about War Rooms, wondering whether they were actually helpful, or if they did more harm than good. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I work with Matt at RCM, so I have some backgrou… more »

Categories: Consulting, Development, Software


The Art of Software Estimation

posted on 06/25/08 at 12:35:16 am by Joel Ross

I suck at estimates. I know that, and when I have to do them, I use a spreadsheet that gives me a fudge factor for my numbers. Or, to be more precise, my estimates tend to be how much time it'll take to do the initial development, and there are percentag… more »

Categories: Consulting, Development


Essential Development Practices

posted on 06/09/08 at 09:27:09 pm by Joel Ross

Over the past month, I have been helping a client establish a solid and reliable environment for team development. To be honest, I'd heard stories about poor development environments, but it was just theory and for all I knew, it could have been "Straw m… more »

Categories: Consulting, Development, Software


Locking Down Web Servers

posted on 06/05/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

At about 2:00 PM on the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, I talked to a client who was frantic over an issue where a part of their system appeared to be compromised. I spent the better part of the afternoon and evening with him trying to figure out wha… more »

Categories: Consulting, Development, Software


URL Rewriting Across App Domains

posted on 06/02/08 at 11:11:45 pm by Joel Ross

One of the clients I have been working with has an interesting situation where they want to use URL rewriting - but in a different way than I've seen in the past. They've written an application for their clients, which is then used by their clients' c… more »

Categories: Consulting, Development, Software, C#


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