December 2008 Entries

The DevHuddle

The DevHuddle. This is a term I started using to identify what my team does to plan development work for an iteration. Basically this is where we sync up and get everyone on an even playing field for consistency, map out our plans and design and coordinate who is going to do what. Why a huddle? In football the team gets the orders (prioritized stories) from the coach (project manager) and then the quarterback (team lead) explains the plan and how the players (the developers) are going to carry it ......

The Real Reason to Use IoC/DI (Inversion of Control/Dependency Injection) and a Container Like Windsor

Can you imagine maintenance where you would only have to change a configuration? How about not having to touch existing production code but be able to completely change the behavior of an existing application?! The real reason to use a dependency injection container is Maintenance. When considering that after you write your first line of code, everything from that point on is maintenance, maintenance is a pretty big deal. Containers make changes seamless. Actually, interface-based development makes ......

Interesting Error with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Install

Thought you should know. :D Awesome ......

Caveat to Adding the Everyone Account in VisualSVN Server

You may experience issues after allowing the Everyone special account in VisualSVN Server, such as not being able to commit code. VisualSVN Server is a great product to manage Subversion for you! Recently I posted on how to allow anonymous access to your repository and set up the special "Everyone" account, but I recently think I found a bug in it. It may be expected behavior for what the Everyone account represents, but for me, it's quite unexpected. Once I add the Everyone account , it will override ......

Kansas City Day of Dot Net : Inversion Of Control With Windsor Container

Today I gave a presentation on Windsor Container at KC's Day of Dot Net. The presentation went pretty smoothly, other than accidentally unplugging the projector link. :D I introduced fluent interfaces into my presentation code this time around and it seemed to be somewhat well received. I also added Mass Transit's startable facility to the Windsor configuration and showed how easy it is to use Windsor to leverage production level code. Thanks to all that came! I appreciate the interest and the great ......