Entities and Repositories Discussion

posted on 08/28/08 at 06:13:35 pm by Joel Ross

Earlier today, there was a great discussion in an IRC channel about entities and whether they should have behaviors or not, and that eventually moved onto Repositories. It's a good discussion and after it was over, several of us felt it would be a good r… more »

Categories: Development


Playing With NHibernate

posted on 08/27/08 at 11:52:42 pm by Joel Ross

Over the past week or so, I've been dabbling with NHibernate. As may be apparent from reading my latest posts over the past few weeks, I've been digging into automated testing more and more, and as I've looked at how I can make the Kinetic Framework more… more »

Categories: Development, Software, C#


How Many Levels of Abstraction Do You Care About?

posted on 08/24/08 at 11:16:01 pm by Joel Ross

There's been a lot of discussion on twitter recently about Drag-N-Drop (DND) software development, and whether or not that's good for the industry as a whole. Personally, I think it clouds the whole process by making it appear too simple, when in reality… more »

Categories: Development, C#


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


Getting Started With Mocking and Moq

posted on 08/08/08 at 12:45:40 am by Joel Ross

Lately, I've taken a keen interest in unit testing. I've started to rewrite some of my code to make it more test-friendly. One of the frustrating parts about doing that is that I found I was creating a lot of fake classes in my tests so that I would be a… more »

Categories: Development, C#


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


Performance Tweaks For Your Cache

posted on 06/13/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

Over the past few weeks, I've been dealing with a performance issue on Tourneytopia. The site has been working as expected, but it's been a bit slower than I think is acceptable. So we decided to take a look and see if there's a better way to do things t… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Development, C#


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