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Chris Canal A Scottish .NET Developer
Test First? Or is that new legacy code you just checked in?
Quote: ...legacy code is simply code without tests. - Working Effectivly with Legacy Code - Micheal Feathers I was discussing testing with a friend the other day, mainly Test Driven Development and we got onto the topic of new code without tests and retrofitting them. The first thing that popped into my head was the above quote and the following: Quote: Code without tests us bad code. It doesn't matter how well written it is; it doesn't matter how pretty or object-oriented or well-encapsulated it ......

Posted On Friday, May 9, 2008 3:33 PM

Developer Day Scotland - ALT.NET Open Spaces
I'm attending this weekends Developer Day Scotland in Glasgow and I'm trying to organise an ALT.NET meet/Open Spaces. I've left it really really late, but hopefully I'll be able to get something together. When I say "I'll", I'm hoping this will soon be "we'll". So, any other ALT.NETters attending DD and interested in having a short session? Colin, one of the organisers, has been kind enough to offer a room over lunch for it. If your attending and your not sure what ALT.NET is, feel free to join in, ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 6, 2008 4:40 PM

ALT.NET Geek Code Generator
Scott Hanselman has been spending some time making an interesting ALT.NET Greek Code Generator. Just check some boxes and create your very own ALT.NET Geek badge, now in Silverlight ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:36 PM

New to Design Patterns?
Have all your Desgin Pattern woes solved and more: As a general rule of thumb, keep in mind that your code instantly gets 270-890% better when using design patterns (unless, of course, you are programming in Perl or Assembly). Note also that design patterns let you score big time with the ladies at parties (unless you abuse Dependency Rejection pattern), increase the size of your member, make you a better driver, and level you directly to OT9. Made my ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:34 AM

Glasgow ALT.NET Meetup - 28th May
Looks like there is going to be a meetup on the 28th of May for the Scotland ALT.NET User Group. Unfortunately I might be on holiday so I won't be there! :( If your interesting in participating, check out the mailing list. Looks like it will be an informal meet up in Waxy O'Conner as a precursor to a more formal meetup. I'm keen on getting an Open Space conference going like what took place in Seattle at the weekend ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:15 AM

Glasgow ALT.NET User Group
My dev manager has decided he has had enough of the terrible level of development education in Glasgow, so he's wanting to start a Glasgow ALT.NET User Group. It's not a job requirement for me to join, so I'm there. If your in Scotland and you want to discuss ALT.NET with other Scotland based develoepers, be sure to sign up. He posted on Scottish Developers and you can sign up for the mailing list here: ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 9:11 AM

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