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  • Is that a Property or a Method?

    This is just a quick little rant on my part. In my opinion a property should be used for simply getting/setting of a value. You should NOT have any logic inside your getter/setter (ok, I will add a 'caviot' to this rule and say that I am ok with doing string formatting on the getter). If you...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 07-09-2009
    Filed under: Development, Rant
  • Just Be Honest and Tell the Truth

    I just read Ron Jefferies latest post entitled My Named Cloud is Better Than Your Named Cloud and it got me riled up enough to post something I've been meaning to write about for at least a couple of years. His post touches on the point I'd wanted to make, but doesn't quite say it as simply...
    Posted to Jeff Perrin - Sexier Than You Are by Jeff Perrin on 06-24-2009
    Filed under: Development, rant, process
  • If you cannot do a source pull and compile you are doing it wrong!

    I know this may seem like old hat to many, but trust me not all organizations/projects are setup to allow you to easily pull the code from your source repository and compile.  I know it is sad, but if you ask me, this is just the tip of the ice burg in terms of what is ultimately wrong with our...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-13-2009
    Filed under: Development, Opinion, Rant, Craftsmanship
  • Overuse of #Regions

    Before I get started, I personally am a fan of using #regions in my code.  I think it cleans up everything, allowing me to only see what I want to see.  I also know that many of you disagree with me, and that is fine. Here are 2 posts that voice their disapproval for regions if you are interested...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 01-15-2008
    Filed under: Development, .Net IDE, Opinion, Best Practice, Rant
  • Why using the index for data retrieval is evil

    Today I was refactoring some sql procs along with the corresponding .net code that called the procs. My primary focus was to implement some new business rules (ways to get totals) in the proc.  In doing so, I completely re-wrote the proc.  In the end the return values (column names) were the...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-28-2007
    Filed under: Development, .Net, Opinion, Best Practice, Rant
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