• Zero Defects In Software, Setting a Higher Bar

    Several months ago I published a letter to upper management about improving software processes .  In that post I laid out what our team needed to do to be more effective at our jobs. Since that letter nearly five months ago, I have been promoted...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 08-26-2009
  • What to Make of Intel Buying McAfee

    James Senior posted on his Twitter account : “oh dear lord no. why intel, why? reminds me of when Intel got into the hosting business. ” James is referencing an article posted by the BBC on the recent news of Intel...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 08-19-2010
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  • var improves readability

      Countless times I’ve heard the argument that you should use the var keyword with caution, that it decreases readability of your code, or how it can be misused . The example given in the linked post is: var Data = GetData();   According to...
    Posted to Hadi Hariri by Hadi Hariri on 11-20-2009
  • Contest: Help Us To Find A Motto For

    It’s true, even though is almost 3 years old, we have just realized that we don’t have it. We are in need of a uber cool motto for our young blog. Don’t be shy, throw your motto suggestion which we will use for our site....
    Posted to Tuna Toksoz by Tuna Toksoz on 03-27-2009
  • Domain Driven Design: A Step by Step Guide

    There is a lot of interest in DDD recently, both in the book, and in the methodology, and in the buzzword. As a book and methodology, DDD is an excellent way to approach complex software problems, and make them far more understandable and manageable....
    Posted to Jak Charlton - Insane World by Jak Charlton on 02-09-2009
  • S#arp Architecture: ASP.NET MVC with NHibernate

    To skip to the chase... It wasn't too many years ago that I used to state quietly that I was a Microsoft web developer. Inevitably, a Java developer would hear my whisper and begin laughing hysterically...
  • Being OCD and Merging don't mix

    Let me start of by publicly admitting this, I am have OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) when it comes to code. My code must be clean and it must be uniform. And because I am a ReSharper lover my disorder is even more drawn out. Over the past month or...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 02-21-2008
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  • Getting your OSS binaries with Horn

    Recently Billy McCafferty wrote a post on Horn, a package manager that Paul Cowan and Dave the Ninja have developed, similar to the idea of Ruby’s Gem. Although it’s a step in the right direction, it does have issues. To be able to use it...
    Posted to Hadi Hariri by Hadi Hariri on 11-23-2009
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  • Dynamic objects and ReSharper

    As you might have heard by now, C# 4.0 (or is it just 4?…) comes with a new keyword: dynamic . This means that you could do something like the following: Simply put, ExpandoObject is a class that allows you to add and remove members at runtime...
    Posted to Hadi Hariri by Hadi Hariri on 11-24-2009
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  • Git…Command-line or GUI?

    A short quick post to get some feedback from you, the reader. I’m working to learn and transition to Git (using Jason Meridth’s great series on Git ).  Up to this point I’ve been using the command-line only, working to learn Git on the command-line...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 10-07-2009
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  • YouTrackSharp: A .NET Client for YouTrack

    On and off I’ve been working on a .NET library that is a wrapper around YouTrack ReST API’s. If you’re not familiar with YouTrack , it’s our Web-Based Issue Management system, which is currently at version 3 and recently we announced...
    Posted to Hadi Hariri by Hadi Hariri on 06-26-2011
  • Checking for a null Model in ASP.NET MVC

    It is considered good practice to use strongly-typed models when working with ASP.NET MVC. That is, instead of doing something like ViewData[ "CustomerName" ] = "John Smith" ; you would do var customer = new Customer () { Name = "John...
    Posted to Hadi Hariri by Hadi Hariri on 04-30-2010
  • Improving Software Process - A Letter to Upper Management

    The following is an email I wrote to the upper management in our company when asked about things we can do to improve the process and what are the next steps of things we need to fix in our application.  It remains mostly unedited and contains my...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 03-05-2009
  • Real Life - Code Reuse

    A few months ago I blogged about how we're using the single responsibility principle in our application at work.  I'm going to make an effort here to write more "Real Life" content.  Often when a developer read principles or...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 03-09-2009
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  • Test Your Windsor Container Configuration

    We use Windsor as our IoC container. Currently we use xml as the method by which components are registered. Having done both, I prefer the xml mapping to code registration because I can change something in the app on the fly if I need to. I know some...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 08-27-2008
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