March 2008 Entries

The Fervent Coder

Those that know me know I am very passionate about my craft. I have recently been thinking of a great domain name that really addresses how I feel. There are two things I wanted to address with my domain name. The first is that as a developer we are always seeking perfection and never finding it. That is a coding utopia. A utopia is defined by Wikipedia as: An unrealistic ideal that is impossible to achieve. That is really how I feel about programming. We can do it our whole lives and never achieve ......

Inversion of Control Containers

One of the questions that I received during my recent presentation was how many different inversion of control containers are there for .NET? I managed to name about four off of the top of my head. Scott Hanselman just did a post listing more than ten .NET IOC Containers. Check it out here: http://www.hanselman.com/bl... ......

What Music Do I Listen to While Coding?

I was recently tagged by Russ, The Caffeinated Coder, to talk about music I listen to while coding. First of all, I have to say I really like music. In fact, I love it. Many things in music have helped carry me through life and some of the hard times I have seen. Like Russ, I have slowed down a little on listening to music as I have moved into a Team Lead position. My environment is very open, so you can imagine the cubicle noise is always there. My team is four developers, two BA/QA's, and a project ......

.NET User Group Presentation - Windsor Container: Inversion of Control/Dependency Injection

A while ago I spoke about giving a presentation at the .NET User Group meeting. I gave that presentation on Tuesday and it went pretty well. I am still working on a possible video podcast of the presentation. Here is the Visual Studio solution (be sure to read the readme file): IoC_Example.zip Here are all of the references. Interfaceshttp://www.c-shar... ......