µObjects: Unit Testable UI Interactions

This is a follow up to the Hotel Pattern which I've pretty much abandoned, though it's concepts and ideas have evolved into my current practices. It ties into the Interface Overload mechanism I discovered as well. Though, neither fit well into the new µObject paradigm that I'm developing in. Both of those links are going to be useful to understanding what I'm striving for here in the big picture. Possibly [Read More]

Patterns: Null Object

I've covered never having nulls and that's what the NullObject pattern is here to help us with. The NullObject pattern is one that I tried to implement earlier in my career (mostly after reading about it) and never managed to get it to stick. I now know that it never stuck because I never did it right. I got close. I got rid of the nulls; but never the Null [Read More]

Book Review: The Nature of Software Development

TL;DR: I loved the book. Go read it. Over the past few years working with a team of XP devs who've been using the XP practices for well over a decade each has taught me a lot. These amazing colleagues have helped me grow in just about every way. Including technically, which was a surprise to me. The technical growth wasn't direct from them teaching me new things; but [Read More]

µObject Poker: Scoring a Hand

I found I'm not a huge fan of the video. I don't tend to put a lot of time and effort into each post; it's an opportunity for me to share research and experimentation with the world; as well as give myself a searchable brain. :) The video took WAY too much time. I figure if I'm going to be trying that again; I'll put it off and it'll have a [Read More]

M:TG Game - Event Bussing

I've been pondering how to do some µObjects in a more intelligent system for a while. I'm going to try to use Magic: The Gathering for this. Much like the poke one; the idea here is to explore µObjects and how they can be applied in more situations. With the M:TG example; I'm aiming to be able to play a game. Maybe not ALL cards or conditions; but... something. [Read More]