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CQRS and CRUD A Loving Relationship

19 Sep 2019

A ramble against CQRS

A lot of interesting articles have been published about Command Query Responsibility Segregation.

This is a mere rant. Not necessarily against CQRS per se, but against when it is being applied in spite of Martin Fowlers cautionary words:

For some situations, this separation can be valuable, but beware that for most systems CQRS adds risky complexity.
Martin Fowler (CQRS Article)

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VSCode: Editor Settings and Shortcuts

17 Jul 2019

VSCode Editor

Pragmatic Tip 22: The editor should be an extension of your hand; make sure your editor is configurable, extensible, and programmable.

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Pragmatic Tip #22 : Use A Single Editor Well A Sublime Goodbye

17 Jul 2019

VSCode Editor

Pragmatic Tip 22: The editor should be an extension of your hand; make sure your editor is configurable, extensible, and programmable.

As a long time Sublime user, the infrequent updates and missing support for new-ish stuff started to become quite apparent. Like all plugin maintainers have turned to Visual Studio Code.

And so I finally decided to leave Sublime Text 3 behind. Welcome Visual Studio Code, the new goto editor.

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The itenium Bliki

20 Jun 2019

This is what usually is the very first blog post. With links to some new-old posts, migrated from my 2012 blog.

Personal Reference Bliki

Everyone who has worked with me for a while knows I’m really hyped about the Pragmatic Programmers. My original idea back in 2012 was to blog about their pragmatic tips, but this blog has instead turned into more of a “personal reference bliki”.

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DateStart + DateEnd And Their Evil Relatives

19 Jun 2019

ValueObjects

A ramble against objects containing DateStart & DateEnd pairs of properties.

Some of their equally evil relatives:

  • DateStart & TimeSpan or Day/Month only in DateTime, etc.
  • decimal Money & string Currency
  • decimal X/Y and/or Width/Height

This is the case for the ValueObject:

A small simple object, like money or a date
range, whose equality isn’t based on identity.
— Martin Fowler

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Robocode Tutorial

18 Jun 2019

robo-code/robocode : Build the best - destroy the rest!

Robocode is a programming game, where the goal is to develop a robot battle tank to battle against other tanks in Java or .NET. The robot battles are running in real-time and on-screen.

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Robocode Installation & Debugging

18 Jun 2019

robo-code/robocode : Build the best - destroy the rest!

Robocode is a programming game, where the goal is to develop a robot battle tank to battle against other tanks in Java or .NET. The robot battles are running in real-time and on-screen.

fun

Autohotkey Debugging

23 May 2019

If you are like me, you just started writing Authotkey scripts without ever really taking the time to learn the language properly. This blog post contains some scripts and tools to help you try make some sense of what is going on.

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