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  • MSTest, why I hate you.... You cause me too much friction

    Yesterday I spent 4+ hours trying to tackle a bug that should not have been a bug in the first place, and the culprit was MSTest. Please keep in mind that I have never really used MSTest in any real form. I am a NUnit guy through and through. Here is some background on what I was trying to do (keep in...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 07-23-2008
    Filed under: StructureMap, Rant
  • Linq2Sql limitation with abstract base classes

    Ok, I am only a few days into using Linq and I am already getting annoyed. I have a need to create an abstract base class that will have a few common properties (columns) that will be used by all my inherited classes. Here is what I WAS wanting to do. public abstract class StagedUserInformation { [Column...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-27-2008
    Filed under: Rant, Linq
  • How poor IM communication killed the Developer

    In most development shops today, a large percentage of communication happens over IM. In fact at my current gig about 80+% happens over IM. So, why is it that it's harder and harder to get clear information out of people over IM. I am not talking about 'IM speak' or 'IM spelling'...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-05-2008
    Filed under: Rant
  • Compiler warnings, the trash you forgot to take out

    There was once a time where I did not care about compiler warnings, but times have changed.  In fact, I remember having a debate with a fellow developer some time ago about why compiler warnings were not that bad..... Oh how times have changed. In my opinion (my changed opinion) compiler warnings...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 02-05-2008
    Filed under: Opinion, Best Practice, Rant
  • 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
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