Monthly Archives: April 2010

PRISM event aggregator: more leaky than it seems

Gotcha of the day: the Prism framework for WPF and Silverlight offers an application-wide event bus system that allows you to publish and subscribe events without having to have a reference to the publisher. This is hugely useful for decoupling

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NUnit for Silverlight updated: NUnit 2.5.5, Silverlight 4

Christian’s updated NUnit for Silverlight to NUNit 2.5.5 and Silverlight 4.

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Estimate this!

Randy Rice wrote an insightful post in his blog, “Dirty Little Secrets About Software Test Estimation”. Usually I don’t like just linking to stuff other people write (feels cheap…), but this time I think it’s fair game, because I would

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Peer pressure

About yesterday’s post: I continued to discuss making successful sprints objectives for sprint teams, and someone gave me a good point against doing this. Not only would it mean putting the sprint team under a lot of pressure and it

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My goals, your goals, our goals

Many companies do it: variable pay, or bonus payouts based on individual performance. It’s easy if you work in sales: The more you sell, the higher your bonus. It’s trickier with us developers and testers. We’re too far away from

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Infinite in faculties

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the

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Signing in

Hi, I’m the new guy. Christian, kind and social as he is, invited me to join blogs – and here I am. I won’t bore you with the details, and just say that I’m going to be – and proudly

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