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  • Can anyone spot what is wrong here?

    4 Advil later and my head really hurts.  Here is a little story about how a simple little typo can really cause major headaches and pain. Yesterday I was in the process of setting up one of our new WCF services to use Jimmy Bogard’s solution to use StructureMap to create our services.  At one...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 10-23-2009
    Filed under: Development, StructureMap, Humor
  • Unit Tests to the rescue

    Today started off in a bad, bad way. Because of some issues I had earlier in the week with my source control repository (SCR) I was doing a ton of work offline. Today I was able to regain access to my SCR I decided to do a full get. I was fully expecting SourceOffSite (crappy overlay tool on top of VSS...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 10-02-2008
    Filed under: Development, Agile, Humor
  • This code sucks....

    How many times as developers have we taken a look at someone else's code and said 'This stuff sucks' or 'WTF where they thinking'? I know I have said this plenty of time. I also am pretty sure that others have said this about my code. In fact I am KNOW I have said that about my own...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-10-2007
    Filed under: Development, Humor, Opinion
  • Doh, there are 4 hours I will never get back

    Today, I was working on one of my first ever (actually, it is my 2nd) WCF services. This service was meant to be pretty simple, 1 method with 4 param's. It should not take that long, or will it. To get the service started, I began by writing the library that the service would actually consume, the business...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 07-17-2007
    Filed under: Development, TDD, Humor

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