Teach Yourself MicroObjects: Add Two Ints

I'm working on ways I can share the practices and mindset that allows me to create MicroObjects. One of the suggestions I've gotten from a co-worker, John, was to create as simple of a project as possible and show my steps to breaking it into MicroObjects. FizzBuzz as a project…

HackerNews UWP - Partial Item; Not a collection

NOTE: This was written about a year before posting. As mentioned in the last UWP post; we're going to reset a little and get just a single item going through the entire pipe. Losing the idea of Items for now and focus on just an Item and the ItemView. This…

Kata - Game Of Life

NOTE: This was written about a year before posting; months before I stumbled on the MicroObject style. This kata is Conway's Game of Life. It's a simple set of requirements. The universe of the Game of Life is an infinite two-dimensional orthogonal grid of square cells, each of which is…

Design & Development Principles - XP - Quality Circle - Part 2

This is the second post of the Quality Circle. As a reminder; CIRCLES! This post is going to talk about the Green Circle. Another reminder is the tight interconnection between all of the components. Quality Circle The quality circle is what is what I consider the aspects of the day…

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…

My Thoughts: Pass through vs Base class

A conflict that has come up a few times is using composition and a pass through or a base class I favor pass through; I write it that way Everytime. The other engineer on the project favors a base class. Here's an example of what we've encountered a few times…

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.…

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…