SubSonic is an excellent open source DAL generation tool developed by Rob Conery that has been around for almost a year. In most cases SubSonic can just be added to your project, pointed to a databse, and you magically and immediately gain access to a rich and strongly typed object model that can be used… Read More

Up until Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0, the actual build process of solution or project files was pretty much a black-box phenomenon for developers. With .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft unveiled its new build platform called MSBuild. MSBuild essentially provides a transparent build process through Visual Studio IDE, as well… Read More

The Interface Segregation Principle (ISP) deals with cohesion and is closely related to the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP). In Uncle Bob’s terms, the ISP states that: Clients should not be forced to depend on methods that they do not use. In other words, this principle states that if a class performs multiple functions that may… Read More

Out of all the Agile methodologies I have studied so far (XP, Scrum, AUP, and MSF), I really like the fact that MSF provides a Team Model that goes into details about how project teams should be structured. While it may be obvious to some, I know from experience that properly structuring teams is not… Read More