dotNetDave Says… Documenting Software Projects

If you don't document your project, then how can developers code it, QA test it and Tech Support assist users? dotNetDave, November 2019 With so many software development methodologies out there, it's important to remember to do proper architecture and document your project BEFORE coding begins. I've seen methodologies come and go and with some … Continue reading dotNetDave Says… Documenting Software Projects

Announcing the Second Edition of Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance for Microsoft.NET

Today I am announcing the brand new edition of my book titled Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance for Microsoft .NET, now available on Amazon. How fast your code executes is very important for your users and back-end server processes. This is even more important for the future as more and more users, use … Continue reading Announcing the Second Edition of Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance for Microsoft.NET

dotNetDave Rocks the Seattle Code Camp 2018

On September 15th, the dotNetDave World Farewell Tour will land in Seattle, WA for the first time! I can't wait to rock the geeks in Seattle. If you live in the area, I hope you will attend my session below. For more info and to register, click here. Special thanks goes to GrapeCity for sending … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks the Seattle Code Camp 2018

5 Rules for Your Source Control Repository

I have been using source control programs for a very long time. I believe the first one was Visual Source Safe (don’t laugh, it was a painful experience). Early in my career and throughout I have learned many good practices that I still use to this day. I will share them with you now. If … Continue reading 5 Rules for Your Source Control Repository

If I Ran a Software Company – Part 2

This is part 2 of my article on this subject. I hope you read part 1 before reading this post. If you didn’t, then this continues what I would do if I ran a software company or team. Top of the Line Computers and Tools Computers All developers should get a new computer at least … Continue reading If I Ran a Software Company – Part 2

Quality of Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better (2018)

For many years now the theme for all my conference talks has been “Improving Code Quality, One Developer at a Time™”. My only goal with my sessions for the foreseeable future is all wrapped around this idea for these reasons I will discuss. First, as a contractor, the code that I see is for the … Continue reading Quality of Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better (2018)