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9 Tips for Simplifying Your Code Documentation

Editorial note: I originally wrote this post for the Submain blog. You can check out the original here, at their site. Documenting your code is important. It tells other developers what the code does, why it is constructed in a certain way, and how to use it. Good documentation saves them time when they are […]

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Stylecop: A Detailed Guide to Starting and Using It

Editorial note: I originally wrote this post for the Submain blog. You can check out the original here, at their site. Put two developers together and they’re bound to have a discussion about coding style. No two developers write code in the exact same way. More often than not, one isn’t better than the other and it’s […]

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Pull Requests aren’t a Policing Strategy

Pull Requests have become a well-known concept in open-source projects, not in the least thanks to GitHub. But pull requests are also finding their way to the enterprise and closed-source projects. Making pull requests part of your team’s workflow might require some changes to your daily routine, but it will result in better code and […]

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External blogging recap

I’ve been blogging for 10 years now, starting with a simple opinion on UML. In those 10 years, I’ve had productive and less productive years, in regards to writing. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of getting involved in HitSubscribe (by Erik Dietrich and his wife Amanda), allowing me to combine something I like with an […]

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RedStar.Amounts to Avoid Primitive Obsession

I’ve been programming for more than 10 years now, and only recently heard about Primitive Obsession. I’ve been guilty of this now and then. But I’ve also written/extended a library that tackles exactly that. Primitive Obsession is the use of primitive data types (i.e. strings, integers, doubles, etc.) for simple tasks, instead of using small […]

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Try to Catch the Unicorn

A long time ago, I once read about how true democracy is impossible, but that shouldn’t stop us from trying to achieve it. Actually, it might have been a text about anarchism. I can’t remember. And it was probably more eloquently put, but I want to take that “quote” and change it to: While perfect […]

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Simple Feature Toggling

If you haven’t tried feature toggles, they may seem daunting and/or abstract at first. But they can be implemented in a very simple way and will provide you with a powerful mechanism to change your code. Once you get to know feature toggles, you won’t ever want to write code without it anymore. And once […]

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