Hungarian Notation

posted on 2005-03-06 at 23:20:36 by Joel Ross

Richard Hale Shaw has a nice article arguing against hungarian notation. Personally, I don't use it unless a client requirement forces me to. It's basically for the same reasons he says not to - the tools are good enough now that it's not needed. I can h… more »

Categories: Development


FxCop For NUnit

posted on 2005-03-06 at 23:13:19 by Joel Ross

Here's an open source project to provide FxCop rules that are targetted to verify unit tests for general unit testing guidelines. Interesting idea. more »

Categories: Development


Website Design Articles

posted on 2005-03-06 at 16:10:42 by Joel Ross

A List Apart has two articles about web design. The first is about use cases, to make sure you are building the right application. The second is about how to manage scope. So one shows how to build enough, and the other shows how not to build too much.… more »

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SQL Server and Enumerations

posted on 2005-03-05 at 00:40:26 by Joel Ross

Jeff, over on the blogs, asks how do you persist enumerations. So far, he has two comments. One does it by the numeric value, and one does it by the text value. We do it by numeric value, but I like the reason for doing it by text - Steve says h… more »

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Application Unavailable On Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition

posted on 2005-03-03 at 23:33:35 by Joel Ross

I recently got an email from someone asking why an ASP.NET application wouldn't work for him. I asked for some more details, and here's what I got: It's a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server with plenty of RAM and a pretty fast CPU. It's running as a… more »

Categories: ASP.NET


Continuous Integration For Large Project

posted on 2005-02-24 at 01:00:16 by Joel Ross

Mike Clark is posting a question at a time about his interview by Mike Gunderloy (of Coder to Developer fame). The first one is about continuous integration on large projects. Mike G. asks if there is a size limit on CI projects. Mike C. says no, and tur… more »

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Intro to the Microsoft Enterprise Library

posted on 2005-02-24 at 00:44:57 by Joel Ross

Scott Mitchell has a pretty good article that gives a nice intro to the Enterprise Library over on I really need to start playing with this thing! more »

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Application Compatability

posted on 2005-02-24 at 00:40:58 by Joel Ross

If you've developed any .NET application, you'll probably want to check out this page to see what might break when users use different frameworks, and to see if your software will run on a different framework. more »

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The Holy Wars

posted on 2005-02-24 at 00:38:05 by Joel Ross

This time it's stored procedures versus parameterized queries. Peter DeBetta and Frans Bouma go head to head over on TheServerSide.NET about the pros and cons of each. I'm still on the fence about this one. Lately, I've been falling to the side of pqs,… more »

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MSDN Event In Grand Rapids

posted on 2005-02-23 at 11:31:53 by Joel Ross

There's an MSDN event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel tomorrow (Thursday, February 24th, 2005) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. I would love to attend, but deadlines loom! It looks like a good talk. There's three sessions about Winforms, troubleshooting ASP.NET apps,… more »

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