Friends Don’t Let Friends Use String States

Brad Mongar Programming 5 Comments

Many of my coworkers have covered exciting new technologies and frameworks to aid your programming expertise. But at this time I think it is important to reach back and cover an important programming basic. Throughout my programming career one of the most common anti-patterns I have seen is the “String State.” It has appeared in some form or another in …

What They Didn’t Teach Me In College

Robert Rice Programming Leave a Comment

I attained my IT degree (B. S. in Computer Science) 12+ years ago at a traditional midwestern college, so the education was fairly well rounded. Looking back more than a decade later (having gained a not insignificant amount of real-world experience), there are certain bits of information that, since they were lacking in the classroom, left my well-rounded education with …

Don’t Fear The Rewrite

Keith Shakib Programming, Tutorial 1 Comment

Over the past dozen years, I’ve been involved in half a dozen engagements where my role was to lead an effort to rewrite a particular application. The applications were each very different, but there were quite a few similarities. This article gives my top ten tips for how to successfully rewrite an application. Before jumping in, you should ask yourself …

My Experience With FireDaemon Pro

Keith LaPee .NET, Opinion, Problem Solving, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Introduction There’s a nifty piece of software I’ve run across called FireDaemon Pro – I’d love to share my experiences, as it’s a great tool to have in your tool pouch. The basics of the software are simple: take just about any Windows application or script and turn it into a Service. To name a few, FireDaemon Pro handles 32- …