On Rewriting Code

Are rewrites good or evil?

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Unit Testing on Crack

Scott Hanselman's post on MbUnit caught my attention. I have fully embraced Team System's full stack of tools since last fall when it was in Beta. I especially like the integrated unit testing framework. Having grown up an NUnit user, it was a natural progression.

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Expanding the Scope of the microISV Economy

There is a notion of a new growth area in our economy with the advent of a new business model - the microISV - as developed by Bob Walsh in his book aptly titled Micro-ISV.

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On Message Based Architecture

When do you choose to go with a message orchestrator like BizTalk? How do I know when and how best to make use of BizTalk?

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On Selling Ideas

I have spent the better part of the past year and a half trying to do the right thing for the enterprise in selling ideas that would both make IT more efficient as well as increasing both the depth and number of opportunities for the business.

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Brainstorming Topics for a Book

A while back I posted on my desire to tackle a book project on a topic that I am passionate about. I still have not given up on the notion of writing my first book, in fact, I have made the first steps in contacting Apress to begin discussing ideas and brainstorming topics that interest me.

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Unit Testing and Code Coverage: When is Enough, Enough?

I've been writing quite a number of unit tests to backfill our existing code base (obviously we are not TDD... yet...) and according to Code Coverage analysis, I am over 80% covered. However, I have begun noticing that I don't even have unit tests for some of the classes that I've written and they are getting exercised as a result of the object chaining of other classes that are being tested on a unit level.

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Storyboarding in Team System

Just got word of this in reading Rob Caron's post on the topic -- stpsoft has just released stpBA, a storyboarding tool that leverages Office products like Excel and Visio combined with the power of Team System to create an integrated prototyping and storyboarding environment.

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Subscriber Stats

Quite a while ago I signed up for a free Feedburner account because I like the idea of being able to see how many if any, people were subscribing to my RSS feed. I haven't checked in a while but was delighted to see that in the past couple of months since I started getting more serious about writing quality posts my traffic really grow:

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Planned Iteration Schedule

These past few weeks since we've been ramping back up on the development of Lysine, we decided to do time boxed iterations of one month in length, starting each new iteration on the 1st of every month. Iteration 1 will complete by October 1st and while we will not likely have a releasable Beta by that time, we should start being able to forecast much better than we've done in the past.

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