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Many moons ago in my first role as a developer, I had very little real work to do for the first month or so on the job, so I occupied myself with poking around the company intranet, jotting down acronyms, figuring out who was responsible for what, and documenting all of this in spreadsheets and …
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Paralysis By Options Do you ever find yourself in a situation where some API or another requires you to instantiate an object? (If you’re reading this blog, the answer is probably “yes”). What do you usually do at this point? Instantiate it, compile, and make sure you’re good before poking around to see what your …
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This is another post that I originally wrote for the NDepend blog. If you haven’t yet, go check out the NDepend blog and sign up for the RSS feed. It’s relatively new, but we’ll have a lot of good content there for you. If you’re a software developer, particularly of the newly minted variety, the …
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I was listening to the Smart Passive Income podcast the other night. Yeah, I wasn’t kidding. I’m really trying to figure out how to do this stuff. Anyway, it was an episode with “User Stories” in the title, so I was intrigued. What I actually thought to myself was, “I’m a lot more inclined to …
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When I was a kid, I spent a bunch of years doing karate. As best I can recall, there were three main types of activities around which we’d focus: kihon, kata, and kumite. I listed these roughly in order of sophistication. Kihon translates to something like “basics” and it involved executing the same punches, blocks, …
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A Simpler Time When I was in college in the late 90’s, we didn’t use source control. The concept existed but wasn’t pervasive in my environment. (Or, if it was, I have no recollection of using it). And, why use it? We were working projects lasting less than a semester (usually far less) and in …
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Getting Philosophical Given that I’ve just changed jobs, it isn’t entirely surprising that I’ve had a lot of conversations recently about why I decided to do so. Generally when someone leaves a job, coworkers, managers, HR personnel, friends, and family are all interested in knowing why. Personally, I tend to give unsatisfying answers to this …
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If Then, If Then, If Then Yesterday’s post where I included Grady Booch’s comment that clean code “reads like well written prose” made me think of something I’ve been contemplating. The other day I was looking at some code and I saw the following (obfuscated): [crayon-55b7996061fa4521227865/] I automatically started refactoring this to the following: [crayon-55b7996061fb6847532751/] …
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En passant is going to be a fairly complicated thing to calculate, given the way I’ve implemented this thing so far.  And, true to form, I only got a very thin slice going in this episode.  Still, it was measurable progress and it’s good that I was able to slice thinly. What I accomplish in …
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There is a Linq extension method that I managed to miss for a long time: Any(). It’s fairly natural to miss this, I believe, since the paradigm of collections tends to be fully ingrained in our way of doing things. That is, if I want to see if any members of a collection match a …
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