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JB's Blog posts (02:00)
JB shared some of the recent blog posts he's been working on:Wizards of Smart podcasts (10:48)
Since our last meeting there have been 2 episodes of Wizards of Smart.
Episode 3 – Testing : http://www.theabsentmindedcoder.com/2010/05/wizards-of-smart-episode-3-testing.html
Episode 4 – Code Reviews, Work Environment, Developers : http://www.theabsentmindedcoder.com/2010/05/wizards-of-smart-episode-4.html
Ruby on Rails (13:00)
JB talked a bit about his experience this week with Ruby on Rails. In particular he pointed out how he enjoyed the migration functionality.
(23:00)Alper pointed out that c4mvc also has a session on some .net tools for migration :
http://www.c4mvc.net/Home/Events –> March Show and Tell : Topic Database Migration Frameworks : MigratorDotNet and RikMigrations
(49:00)JB also point out the Dev Chix wiki for learning Ruby on Rails : http://wiki.devchix.com/index.php?title=Server_2003
The guide walks through every step from installing Ruby, rails gems, setting up git, heroku, and pushing your app to heroku. It’s a great guide for those new to rails (like me!)
Domain Driven Design(20:30)
Ed asked about DDD for everyday apps. JB then fumbled around and gave a high level talk on how to apply some DDD principles to everyday code. He hopes to work on a presentation on the subject because he finds it an interesting perspective.
Here are some DDD resources :
(28:10)Greg Young on Herding Code : http://herdingcode.com/?p=189
Greg Young on InfoQ : http://www.infoq.com/interviews/greg-young-ddd
(30:00)David Laribee on Deep Fried Bytes : http://deepfriedbytes.com/podcast/episode-6-talking-domain-driven-design-with-david-laribee-part-1/
Eric Evan’s book : http://www.amazon.com/Domain-Driven-Design-Tackling-Complexity-Software/dp/0321125215/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274981635&sr=8-1
Jimmy Nilsson’s book : http://www.amazon.com/Applying-Domain-Driven-Design-Patterns-Examples/dp/0321268202/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274981635&sr=8-2
JB walked through some linq examples that can be found in his learning C# project in my Learning Repository :http://github.com/RookieOne/Learning
We looked at Select, my pet peeve of using a Where and then FirstorDefault, and also how to use Any instead of Count to verify if a list is not empty.
(44:00)Use of Distinct to compare by your specified member Link to Blogpost
JB took a poll and there was a lot of interest in doing more Linq best practices and techniques. He is working on a presentation as well and it was nice to see there was a good deal of interest.
JB mentioned the Houston Techfest again and discussed some potential presentations Claudio and he might be doing.
They are still taking abstracts. Email your abstracts and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
SQLite Database Browser(39:42)
JB pointed out this tool for looking at Sqlite databases. He is using it to look at his rails database.