dotNetDave Says… If Your Code Is Hard To Unit Test, You’re Doing It Wrong

Unit testing is something very important for any project. With that said, I rarely see it done in projects or done correctly. How can you push the code to quality assurance or production without knowing the state of the code? A few years back, I worked on a contract at a company here in San … Continue reading dotNetDave Says… If Your Code Is Hard To Unit Test, You’re Doing It Wrong

Dogfooding: Expensify.com

In this episode of Dogfooding, I am talking about how the user experience (UX) has really gone downhill in the past year at Expensify.com. Not sure what has happened at the company, but I state multiple times in the video "I'm floored that people actually pay for this website". I use to recommend this site … Continue reading Dogfooding: Expensify.com

dotNetDave Says…Always Code For Reusability

You can overhear me say this in every one of my code conference sessions! I've been coding for over 25 years, and this way of thinking has allowed me to make changes to the code, later in time, easier. For example, in a recent project that I was hired to work on about 4 months … Continue reading dotNetDave Says…Always Code For Reusability

Rock Your Career: How 25 Years of Speaking has Helped My Career and More! (Recorded Live)

On July 2nd, 2019 I spoke at the San Diego .NET User Group. This was my actual 25th anniversary of speaking at user groups and conferences! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 25 years already… where has the time gone? My motivation, even back then, was to help others coming up in the … Continue reading Rock Your Career: How 25 Years of Speaking has Helped My Career and More! (Recorded Live)

dotNetDave Rocks The MSCC Developers Conference in Mauritius (2019)

For the second time, I will be speaking at the MSCC Developers Conference in Mauritius on April 11th - 13th. I'm very excited about bringing my 25th Anniversary World Tour to this beautiful island country and rock the geeks! I hope to see you there for some learning and fun. I will have swag and … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks The MSCC Developers Conference in Mauritius (2019)

dotNetDave Rocks the Philly Code Camp

For the first time I will speaking at the Philly Code Camp on November 16th - 17th! I'm excited to come to the area to do the sessions and workshop below. I have not been to Philadelphia, PA since I was a little kid. I was born in Delaware and plan to visit family while … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks the Philly Code Camp

Determine User OneDrive Folders without the Microsoft.OneDriveSDK

Recently, while working on my dotNetTips.Utility Dev App, I realized I was determining the location of the users OneDrive folder wrong, especially if they have more than one OneDrive account, like myself. I didn't want to go through the hassle of learning the Microsoft.OneDriveSDK, nor did I want to use an entire SDK just to figure … Continue reading Determine User OneDrive Folders without the Microsoft.OneDriveSDK

New Version of dotNetTips.Utility Dev App Released

Today, I released a new version of my app for developers that quickly cleans temp files created by Visual Studio & SQL Server. It also backs up your source code on your computer with more features coming soon. I use it every day and I hope you will too. To read more and download, please … Continue reading New Version of dotNetTips.Utility Dev App Released

If I Ran A Software Company – Part 1

I am sure most developers wished they could run a software company or development team in the hopes to do it better. I am one of these developers. I have lead teams before and even was Directory of Development for a short time at Proflowers.com. But, I have never run a software company, except for … Continue reading If I Ran A Software Company – Part 1