Validation In The NuSoft Framework

posted on 04/23/08 at 12:50:36 am by Joel Ross

One of the new features of the NuSoft Framework that we added for version 3 is validation. We went back and forth on how we wanted to implement it - at one point we even had a third party validation framework integrated into our project. We eventually de… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


Announcing the NuSoft Framework 3.0

posted on 04/03/08 at 11:43:38 pm by Joel Ross

I'm very happy to announce that version 3.0 of the NuSoft Framework has been released and is now available. This release has been a long time coming, and we've had many, many internal debates about how we wanted to implement certain features, which resul… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


Dependency Injection With A Framework

posted on 03/29/08 at 09:56:54 pm by Joel Ross

In a recent post, I laid out how I went about adding Dependency Injection to a particular class to give it flexibility and make it easier to maintain over time. At the end, I mentioned I'd never used a DI framework, mainly because I hadn't felt the need… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Using The Adapter Pattern

posted on 03/28/08 at 08:00:57 pm by Joel Ross

In my last post about Dependency Injection, I sort of just threw in a comment about using the Adapter Pattern to address a mismatch between existing classes and interfaces that those classes need to support. I didn't provide a link or any real explanatio… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Using Dependency Injection To Increase Flexibility

posted on 03/28/08 at 12:31:15 am by Joel Ross

Tonight, I was thinking about a side project I've been working on, and I realized that I had used Dependency Injection (DI). I'm pretty sure that DI is my favorite pattern, so I decided to share on twitter. Steve Wright responded: I wonder what all… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Going from the 80% to the 20%

posted on 03/25/08 at 10:18:35 pm by Joel Ross

Back in November, Jeff Atwood put together a post about the two types of developers: The 80% and the 20%. The 80% are the 9-5 type developers - they may be great at what they do, but they don't have an overwhelming passion for it - it's a job, and nothin… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, Development


Retrofitting Code for the Web

posted on 02/27/08 at 02:45:06 pm by Joel Ross

Yesterday, Scott Reynolds posed a question about a problem he'd run into while making a web interface for his current project. The essence of his issue is that they have a static class that stores the current user and database connection string, and havi… more »

Categories: ASP.NET, Development, C#


Code Formatting

posted on 02/27/08 at 02:07:48 pm by Joel Ross

Sorry if you see this, but I needed to test code formatting from Windows Live Writer.   1: public static class Data 2: { 3: private static string _userId; 4: public static string UserId 5: { 6:… more »

Categories: C#


Personal Growth - Again!

posted on 02/20/08 at 11:21:54 pm by Joel Ross

I feel like I've been harping on this lately, but it's something I'm passionate about, so it's on my mind. Apparently I'm not the only one. In our profession our real value is not the code we write but the problems we solve with it and our ability… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, Development


Creating Your Own Provider Framework

posted on 02/20/08 at 12:53:51 am by Joel Ross

The Provider pattern is used in quite a few different locations in the .NET Framework (2.0). It's used for Membership, Roles, SiteMaps, and for encrypted configuration file sections. If you search around for help on them, you'll find quite a bit - but th… more »

Categories: Development, C#


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