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Ed Crookshanks Practical Software Development Techniques
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Dec 13
The need is recognized. The folks at code.org are promoting Computer Science and programming through their "Hour of Code" campaign that coincides with Grace Hopper's birthday. I think this is a wonderful initiative and wish that this would grow more at the local level. The campaign is being touted by such companies as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and the ......

I've finally released the fourth edition of "Practical Software Development Techniques" for general purchase. It's available on Amazon under ISBN 978-1492334293, and directly from CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com... I've added over 20 pages of material dealing with deployment strategies for multiple environments, technical documentation, ......

Sometimes, being a few months behind in reading/reviewing articles can be a good thing. I recently was discussing the latest cool things in ASP.NET - such as MVC, jQuery, Web API, etc. with a good friend of mine. He commented that all that sounded cool and neat, but his team was still using Web Forms and he really couldn't see how he could ever get ......

The following is an edited excerpt from one section of the additional material in the 4th edition of "Practical Software Development Techniques." Example The following discussion and code is a simple example of applying patterns as a way of refactoring. It is kept over-simplified for illustrative purposes; however one could imagine it being used as ......

After a summer of not writing, but attending various mixing events (Ta5) and talking with numerous people, I've finally come back and added some additional information for the fourth edition of my book "Practical Software Development Techniques." I expanded on some topics that I had intended to include earlier, including automated deployment to different ......

10
Jul 13
Attended my first "Tech After 5" event today (http://techafterfive.com/) and have very positive things to say about it. As I've said before, if you are an IT person then you should definitely get out and get involved in local user groups, interest groups, etc. Types of these meetings range from simple meet-and-greets to technical presentations on dedicated ......

Finally created the official "Practical Software Development Techniques" Facebook page. Please go and "like" the book here.Also, I'll soon be opening the floor for suggestions for the 4th edition. Thanks for all your input and feedback ......

Tuesday evening I attended a Microsoft Developer's Guild (developersguild.org) meeting. Before reviewing the presentation I'd like to take a moment and suggest that if you are a developer, please find a local developer or IT group and get involved. Not only is it a great way to keep abreast of the latest technology (especially if your day job is in ......

I will be presenting a talk on Dependency Injection at the Carolina Code Camp on Saturday, May 4th. The event will be jam packed with speakers so please come and out to CPCC-Levine and enjoy the day. Tons of presenters on a wide range of topics - and it's all FREE!More information at: http://codecamp.developersg... to see you there ......

Bjarne is right!While doing research and marketing my book I came across a VERY appropriate article; possibly the best one I've seen so far. And it didn't hurt that it was written by one of my favorite programmers - Bjarne Stroustup. No, I don't know him personally. But I started this IT journey many years ago, first with C and then for quite some time ......

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