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    Come Join Us Hawaii

    Technorati Tags: Speaking,.NET,TDD,BDD,WPF,Mocking,Agile,Scrum,Unit Testing I’m getting ready to kick off a crazy month of speaking.  I start Friday, April 1 in lovely Honolulu, HI with 4 talks at the Honolulu SQL (and .NET) Saturday.  I will be presenting: Windows Presentation Foundation for Developers Lessons Learned: Being Agile in a Waterfall Enterprise Introduction to Test Driven Development Mocks, Stubs, and Dependency Injection, Oh My! For more information, you can check out the conference at this link: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/72/eventhome.aspx Chris Eargle will also be there, presenting: Code Like a Ninja: Enhance Your Productivity Secrets of a .NET Ninja What’s New in ASP.NET MVC3: Building Nerd Dinner I...
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    Resolving Compatibility Issue Between JustCode and MSpec

    January 14, 2011 Share
    [Cross posted from www.skimedic.com/blog] Telerik’s JustCode natively supports several test runners, including MSpec. This is great - the JustCode product team has taken on the responsibility to make sure the test runner works with the test frameworks, letting the framework developers focus on building even more awesome frameworks! Occasionally, this can cause an issue, though, as we just discovered here at CodeMash. The latest rev of MSpec introduced breaking changes in the JustCode test runner. While the team is hard at work updating the test runner to be compatible with the latest api, the work around is very simple. Simply change the Copy...
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    Personas Help Drive Requirements.. Really!

    January 14, 2011 Share
    Look familiar? Yup, that’s right – this is a UML Use Case Diagram. This particular, and rather over simplistic, one depicts a few different UML Actors associating with Use Cases.
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    Predictions for 2011

    December 30, 2010 Share
    Last year I made 14 predictions on what I thought might transpire in the world of technology in 2010. http://weblogs.asp.net/jsemeniuk/archive/2010/01/07/predictions-for-2010.aspx So, what do I think is in store for us in 2011? Here is goes… 1. The Kanban Influence: Last year I predicted that Lean Software Engineering will become a first class citizen. I was wrong; however, some Lean principles have been emerging in the form of Kanban. David Anderson is absolutely pioneering this wave, and I believe that the influence of Kanban will make its way deeper into the world of agile software development this year. More and ...
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    Managing Debt

    December 29, 2010 Share
    Do you ever find yourself too busy “fighting fires” to do things “the right way”? Do you know that there are better ways of managing your project, but you find that you just need to get things done and can’t be bothered to fix underlying problems because it may slow you down? Ever find yourself wondering if you will ever have time to go back to a feature you released a year ago to make it better and move valuable to your users? If so, you may be in debt. No, I’m not talking about your personal financial situation. I’m ...