This wiki was developed and published in a book available from O’Reilly Press. So far it’s a great read put together by the collective experiences of many seasoned developers. My own favorite so far is: Simplicity before generality, use before reuse. I think the idea of capturing this all by wiki is entirely awesome. [...]


I’ve been reviewing a lot of blog sites lately reguarding testing and unit test practices. One I ran across this morning entitled “Extract and Override refactoring techinque” caught my eye on Taswar Bhatti’s Blog. Don’t get me wrong here, I tried to read this objectively and understand where he was coming from; however, I am [...]


This is the one, the only, the quintessential rule to programming.  AKA, the KISS method (Keep It Simple Stupid) is, to me, words to live by.  From the implementation of a simple class to the design of a complex application you constantly have to keep this in the forefront of your mind. Far too often I [...]

Mar 182009

Found an interesting post over on ISerializable – Roy Osherove’s Blog that outlines a few of the things that should be considered when designing software component interfaces.  To re-summarize and add my own two cents worth here they are in my own order of importance. Resilience – (the best single-word description I can come up with) [...]