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  • Ivory tower policies or mandates are counter productive

    I am sure that most of you have heard the term ‘Ivory Tower Architect’ and most of have a mental image of what this means.  To me, when I hear the team I think of a person or team of washed up, has been developers who are no longer capable of creating quality code so now they have been relegated...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-19-2009
    Filed under: Opinion, Rant
  • 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
  • Testing is hard but debugging just sucks A$$

    In my last post ( here ) I was giving a wrap up of the Mocking session I recently did at TriNug . In that post I gave some of the reasons (sorry, I meant excuses) people gave for not doing any type of automated testing during their dally development ritual (notice I am staying away from TDD at this point...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-14-2008
    Filed under: Agile, TDD, Opinion, Rant
  • Exercise Caution When Using Floating Point Numbers

    I understand floating point numbers can be somewhat imprecise but I'm a bit bothered today when I see the following evaluates to false: 1: float f = .16f; 2: double d = .16d; 3:   4: Assert.That(f, Is.EqualTo(d)) Annoyingly I wanted to see what the two values are: 1: Console.WriteLine(( double...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 11-05-2008
    Filed under: Rant, Help
  • Testing Pre-Requisite - Care About Your Code

    There's a lot of posts and chatter about testing, TDD, and a number of other topics on this blog, the larger site, and the .NET community in general.  Before all that, it should go without saying, but it must be said; there is a pre-requisite to testing, care about your code. You...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 10-02-2008
    Filed under: Rant
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