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Yet another blog post on how to validate email addresses
I have read a lot of blog posts and Stack Overflow answers over the years on "the best way to validate an email address".  This article uses the example of validating in ASP.NET MVC but the theories could apply to any code base. What I have learnt is that l...
I have read a lot of blog posts and Stack Overflow answers over the years on "the best way to validate an email address".  This article uses the example of validating in ASP.NET MVC but the theories could apply to any code ba...
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Just found a good article on why you should possibly use CQS in place of the repository pattern if your requirements potentially warrant it, which is a similar message to this blog post: http://lostechies.com/chrispatterson/2014/01/03/crud-is-not-a-service/
I have done a fair bit of reading and experimenting with a concept people call "CQS" or "CQRS". For a good discussion about the possible difference see Greg Young's post. From here on in I am going to assume they are the same...
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I was speaking to a couple of people recently about a book I read recently called "Getting things done" by David Allen. (http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/014200028...
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Get into this.. we need to become paperless! Services like this will help
HelloSign is an online electronic signature service. You can upload documents, add your signature and other text to them for free.
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Fun with MiniProfiler in a Console app (IOC and AOP)
Performance is a big factor in a successful project - especially in the Health Industry. Clinicians do not want to be waiting for software to run, they are busy saving lives! There is a great tool I a...
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New blog post for the TFS Administrators out there...
If you started using TFS 2010 on a single server then you might get to a point where you want to move one or more Project Collection databa...
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Code Coverage with OpenCover - example with NUnit (can run in TeamCity also)
I am a fan of code coverage as long as you aim for 100% coverage "of code that should be tested".  I don't think you will get some of the benefits of code coverage if you just turn it on for all code and say "let's aim for 80%".  A good code coverage tool s...
I am a fan of code coverage as long as you aim for 100% coverage "of code that should be tested".  I don't think you will get some of the benefits of code coverage if you just turn it on for all code and say "let's aim for 80...
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I have run into the problem a couple of times where it's not "easy" to add a reference to System.Management.Automation in order to execute PowerShell scripts from .NET code. I found a way around it wh...
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This looks pretty cool.. free video conferencing.. will keep an eye on this one.
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You could also try GoToMeeting, advertised constantly on #TWiG.
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Blogged: time management tip - "Define Success".. E.g. BDD: http://healthedev.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/time-management-tip-define-success.html
I do not claim to be an expert in time management; I feel that it's always something I can improve on. However someone at work did comment on the perception that I seem to get a lot done, even tho...
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Need IOC and/or MEF gurus to comments on my new blog post plz!
One of the requirements for my team is to ensure any software we build for our own organisation could be packaged up and sold to another or...
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ÜberConference - Free Visual Conference Calls
www.uberconference.com

ÜberConference provides a rich visual interface for conference calls. Simple, visual, and free to use, it's audio conferencing done right. E

Image Resizing & Cropping Module for IIS - Free & Open Source
imageresizing.net

Work less, do more. Resize, crop, rotate, watermark, and modify images without ever leaving your browser or editor, with a simple API. Query

Coffee Talk: Scrum versus Kanban | Process, Practices and Tools
blog.hinshelwood.com

I am doing a free session this Friday with Steven Borg to help folks understand the differences between Scrum and Kanban and where each fit.

Mitigate your merge issues - Mehdi Khalili's Blog
www.mehdi-khalili.com

There are a few things you can do to mitigate merge issues to a large extent

PMBOK and Scrum: Best of both worlds
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Comparative study of PMBOK and Scrum, and how they corelate. Presented at the SMP Congress in Lausanne, 27 Apr 2011

BDD to the rescue - Mehdi Khalili's Blog
www.mehdi-khalili.com

BDD removes the ambiguity from the requirements; but taking it a step further could provide a lot of other benefits.