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  • Defensive Coding best practice

    <disclaimer> This posting is purely my personal opinion. I am sure many of you out there will disagree, if this is the case, let me know. </disclaimer> Today, during my bug hunting I stumbled across the dreaded 'Null reference' exception. This was not the original target of my hunt...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 01-22-2008
    Filed under: Methodology, Opinion, Best Practice
  • Why Use Continuous Integration -- Beginners Overview

    I came across a nice article on CI today, thought I would share. You can find the article here Till next time,
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 12-20-2007
    Filed under: Development Tools, Agile, Methodology
  • Failing builds, the sound of silence

    I'm sure that everyone has heard the riddle ' If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?' . This riddle is all about observation and knowledge of reality. Well, I have a riddle for software teams following TDD. 'If a build fails and no-one fixes...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-07-2007
    Filed under: Methodology, TDD, Humor, Opinion
  • Subclassing for Success

    As someone how has been designing and developing WinForms based applications for the past 7+ years, I have learned that subclassing UI controls is a must. You may be thinking, why would I want to subclass a text box? Or a combo box? The answer is simple, the better future proof your app. How many times...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-02-2007
    Filed under: Development, Methodology, WinForms, Opinion, Featured
  • New Development Methodology: Change and Pray Development (CPD)

    A while back there was a posting out there about all the different software development methodologies (this was a parity posting). Yesterday I was chatting with a buddy and we coined a new development methodology.... Change and Pray Development (CPD). Here is how you can tell if you or your team/company...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 10-25-2007
    Filed under: Methodology, Humor
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