Creating your own primitive type

It’s a very rare requirement, but sometimes in .NET you have to create your own primitive and make it behave as close as possible to a native CTS (common type system) type. “That shouldn’t be hard” would be your first thought, until you start considering all the scenarios in which it could be used. Continue reading “Creating your own primitive type”

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Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

Enough of the stand-up meetings please, just WRITE SOME CODE

Comment A couple of months back, Dutch computer scientist Erik Meijer gave an outspoken and distinctly anti-Agile talk at the Reaktor Dev Day in Finland.

ÔÇťAgile is a cancer that we have to eliminate from the industry,” said Meijer; harsh words for a methodology that started in the nineties as a lightweight alternative to bureaucratic and inflexible approaches to software development.

The Agile Manifesto is a statement from a number of development gurus espousing four principles:
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

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