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Code Organization, CQRS Style

June 27, 2016

I am a huge believer in the Command/Query pattern for my applications’ internal services and APIs, particularly for those services that touch a database. But I’ve been constantly challenged with code organization. What is the right approach for a...

Command Pattern Therapy

May 17, 2016

I was planning to write a lengthy article arguing about the merits of the command pattern and how it relates to “clean” web application design. But while researching for this article I rediscovered a series by Jimmy Bogard entitled Put your contro...

Evolving Command Handler Design

May 12, 2016

It’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of the command and mediator patterns when building business logic and service APIs. Particularly when compared to the traditional approach to abstracting services: C# interfaces with methods. It’s awesome to be...

The Modern Joel Test

April 13, 2016

The Joel Test is a classic article written Joel Spolsky that describes 12 criteria often cited as useful to prospective employees when looking for a new software job. The Joel Test Do you use source control? Can you make a build in...

It's All About the Pentiums

April 12, 2016

A couple of months ago I wrote about searching for the ultimate dev laptop. Today there are some updates, but I’m going to focus on the processors. In this case, I’m looking at the top-of-the-line model each: Model ...

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