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Randy Loeb
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Solutions in Search of Problems: Disadvantages of Modular Designs
In software designs, developers often talk about "modular design," "separating concerns," and "loose couplings" as being good things.  The idea is that software should be built by identifying individual pieces of functionality, isolating each piece of funct...

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This one was hard

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First post for my blog reviewing cover bands on youtube!

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Trust and Humility Keeps You out of the Box!
It never ceases to amaze me how susceptible we are to Groupthink .  Software developers compound the problem with that unique egoism they have.  If you want to be an "out of the box" thinker, it's important you not let yourself get pulled into the box by th...

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Random Annoyance: The C# Delegate Interview Question almost Nobody Gets
Part of my job is to interview other software developers, roughly 3-5 a week.  I hate to be "that guy" who nitpicks interview question responses.  Usually I am very patient and more interested with how candidates think, rather than what they happen to know ...

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JavaScript setters and CustomEvent versus "Canned" Observables for MVVM
Most modern browsers now support JavaScript's setter syntax for objects as well as CustomEvent dispatches.  This opens the door to home-brew a simple observable pattern when, for whatever reason, a library offering "canned" observable patterns (like knockou...

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Adding Action to your .Add
Unlike many developers, I've learned not to be intimidated by C#'s rich library for delegate and lambda operations.  In fact, I've come to embrace Func and Action as tools to simplify APIs and keep my code clean.  One pattern I really liked when I first saw...

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