Active Record "Mock" Framework

July 22nd, 2008

Recently, I have been working on my Castle ActiveRecord talk. I am writing some WCF services that will be consumed by a Silverlight client. Because I write my code using TDD, I needed to be able to write tests against the WCF services. I wanted to mock out the backing store for my objects, but with ActiveRecord and NHibernate, this is not so straight-forward Read More...

Response to "Self Promotions vs Other Relations"

July 21st, 2008

I had an interesting conversation with someone on Twitter today. He spoke up while I was giving a playful response to someone else. I felt like from there forward, he was misrepresenting me by misquoting me ("everything we do on Twitter", for instance, was a quote I didn't say) and inflating my language by using "everyone", "all the time" and "everything" Read More...

Comments

July 19th, 2008

Recently, while refactoring an old mess of code, I came across the following: 1: ArrayList result = new ArrayList(dictionary.Count); 2:  3: // Loop through the dictionary and add it to the ArrayList 4: for(int iNdx = 0; iNdx < dictionary.Count; iNdx++) 5: { 6: DictionaryItem dictionaryItemValue = dictionary[iNdx]; 7: result Read More...

Active Record Talk

July 11th, 2008

So at the Ann Arbor .NET Developer's Group meeting the other night, I decided to give a 10 minute "lightning talk" version of my Castle ActiveRecord talk. People seemed very interested in the concept and I will be giving a full-length talk on the topic on September 10th. Unfortunately, my company considers my first demo and presentation to be their IP and I can't use it for a public talk Read More...

PDC 2008

July 10th, 2008

  I just signed up for PDC this year and reserved my airline ticket. I am excited to go to this, as it will be the highest profile development conference I have ever attended... by far. It will suck being away from my wife and 18 month old daughter for that long, but I think this conference will be a good thing for me Read More...

Castle Active Record

July 8th, 2008

I have recently gotten into databases at work. I HATE programming against databases. I have spent the majority of my career avoiding jobs where I need to program against them. I just don't like doing it. I mean, they are great for persistence and retrieval, but I hate how muddy they make the code... all the CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update and Delete) code that needs to be written Read More...