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Conversation Starter: The Tools DO NOT Make the Developer
I see a lot of talk online about this tool being better than that tool. It may sound obvious, but the tools do NOT make the developer. A tool is only a tool. If I gave my mother the best set of Snap-On tools that money could buy, she still wouldn’t be able to change her own oil. On the other hand, if you gave my cousin Scotty a crescent wrench from Wal-Mart, he could probably rebuild a short block 350 in a weekend. Again, this may sound obvious, but the tools are only a way to help a good developer ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:52 PM

There is no right answer
I know you've probably heard it before: "There is no silver bullet." Basically, this means that there is no right answer for a particular problem in every situation. There is only the best solution that you know for each individial scenario. For instance, if you have to load a dependency for an object, you could use dependency injection or a provider model; but if you have to load an object's dependencies and that dependency's dependencies (the leg bone depends on the ankle bone and the ankle bone ......

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2008 8:44 AM

TDD, MVC, IOC/DI & ASP.NET (MAN! that's a lot of initials!)
I am creating a blog engine. Not because the world needs another, but because there are some techniques I want to learn about and creating this very straight-forward project will allow me to do that. First step was to create the project and start experimenting with Test-Driven Development inside MVC for ASP.NET. I started by searching for TDD MVC and ASP.NET which led me to this article by phil haack. While trying to put together some of my first tests, I had to use a mock object. The easiest way ......

Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2008 1:11 PM

Kansas City, Where'd You Go?
Since it's early beginnings in 1821, Kansas City has been a hub for the nation. Being located at just about the absolute center of the country is definitely a major factor, but we also were the demarcation line between the old and the new. We were the supply center for the frontier, we were the crux of the railroad's journeys to every corner of the nation and we were the finish line for those escaping slavery. So why is it, that when something new in software comes out, we seem to get skipped? Don't ......

Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2008 1:08 PM

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