Leedshack

This weekend saw the second Hack camp in Leeds. It was absolutely epic. In 24 hours my team of four managed to churn out not one, but TWO native smartphone applications, a new, meaty form of currency and started a rails app. I turned up at 7am Saturday for an iOS course with THE @daveverwer… Read More Leedshack

Windows Service project – are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?

I created a new solution. Added my test project (command.handler.tests) Added a Windows Service project (command.handler.service) Added a class library project for all my code to sit in (command.handler) As this was an empty stub to just deploy as a first pass I got the command.handler.service to call the command.handler every time it started and… Read More Windows Service project – are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?

Coding Dojo

This morning I went along to @emilybache’s #xp2011 TDD dojo. Here’s a series of things I got out of it: Building blocks of Engineering Practices: Here (from the bottom up) are the things needed by every software project. 5 Exploratory Testing 4 Automated Checks 3 Continuous Integration 2 Automated Build 1 Version Control 1 –… Read More Coding Dojo

Writing Stories

Once upon a time… Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been lucky enough to get to work on a green field project. The hardest part for me has not only been trying to understand the system and domain (which I thought would be easy after getting my head around a Link Network Simulator), but… Read More Writing Stories