The *Specified anti-pattern

I’ve spent far too much energy on this already. But it needs to be said to a broader audience. When your svc code creates *Specified properties for struct properties you’re doing more harm than good.

PrairieDevCon DDD Primer

This was the first time that I gave this talk and I was very happy with the way it went. I’m going to keep it in my current rotation for a while I think. Here are the slides: http://www.slidesha


Recently I was trying to find a good DataAnnotation extension that would provide validation for phone numbers. I stumbled on this blog post from AppHarbor and decided that I should take that idea and

PrairieDevCon Hacking Hardware

The Hacking Hardware talk at PrairieDevCon went well yesterday. The slides are available on Slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/igloocoder/hacking-hardware If you’re interested in Project Coppe

Support lessons learned

It’s been quiet around here for the last while. I’ve been spending my time and energy on some side projects that don’t really pertain directly to the art of programming. They do, how

.NET Developer presentation resources

There are a lot of people who have lists of tools that developers should use. There are also a lot of people that have suggestions of how to make presentations ‘better’. Rather than duplicate all of t

Branching for success

I’ve always struggled while trying to explain to teams and organizations how to setup their version control system so that the project can succeed. Ask almost any business person and they want the dev

AOP Training

A couple of announcements to make here. First, I’ve hooked up with the fine folks at SharpCrafters to become one of their training partners for Aspect Oriented Programming with PostSharp. We&rsq


I’m sure if you subscribe to the RSS feed of this blog you’ve probably been flooded with old posts in the last couple of days. That’s because I’ve changed blog engines and migrated to a different host

Eagerness to fail

If your developers are eagerly taking blame for failures on your project they’re either: a) buying into the concept of collective code ownership and have a commitment to quality orb) are trying to