Talking about object calisthenics

Last week we had a meeting over lunch (a.k.a. a brown bag) where we discussed the object calisthenic rules. The biggest takeaway was that even though most people never have actually have tried to implement something using the rules, most people have had experiences where applying some of the rules either was done and helped…


How object calisthenics can save the day

I recently talk to a friend who was migrating a large/complex system he wrote in J++ (ten years ago) to C#. The old system used integers and doubles for a lot of things like amount of money and number of months/days/years. Also over the years he’d learned that a lot of bugs came from the…


Team coding dojo 2.6

We did Bowling this time. The group was satisfied with completing something. Or it was the donuts somebody brought in. We decided to aim for something closer to our day to day work next time so I have to come up with a Kata that includes the use of CCR. That will be fun.


SQL CLR Aggregates

I’m still waiting for the day I actually need to write my own aggregate for SQL server in managed code. This article (requires free registration to read) made me better prepared for that day.


Boy scout retrospectives

In our last retrospective we tried a new way of gathering things that were good and things to improve. Apparently this is something the boy scouts use and it’s referred to as SSC; Start, Stop, Continue. I think this was a brilliant way of capturing what is important in the retrospective; to gather things that…


@"Tired of Scrum"

I got a comment here that deserved more than just a comment response. It is an interesting comment and I wish I could sit down with whoever wrote that and discuss that comment. But I guess that will never happen so here it goes. First of all I feel sorry for whoever made that comment…

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Assert.Inconclusive

I’m currently using MSTest in my day to day work and I’m not always writing true unit tests but occasionally I’m also writing what I call integration tests. That is tests that uses a real database and/or web service. As such these integration tests are fragile and might fail because of the configuration on the…

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2010 statistics

Time for my 2010 according to this blog’s statistics. As last year we’ll start of with the five most read posts: Native c code coverage reports Unit tests makes it harder to refactor code Having a ship party at Microsoft Mocking framework comparison Should a professional developer always use TDD Apparently code coverage for c…