Magic Strings – No More!

by michal.warkocz on 30th December 2014

Post image for Magic Strings – No More! How many times have you had to work with some Legacy code? Was it readable? Silly question… But what was the main problem? If the code was written in an unclear way and you did not have any idea how to refactor it please visit my post under this LINK. I have recently stumbled across another problem: magic strings. And boy, I was surprised by human ingenuity once again! Imagine having a class whose source code you cannot change due to technical or business reasons. Read the full article →

ORMs – Love them or hate them?

by PBorowa December 18, 2014 Architecture
Thumbnail image for ORMs – Love them or hate them? For many reasons we have grown to love our ORMs. We enjoy the simplicity of Entity Framework, the way it separates us from the old much unappreciated world of stored procedures and the T-SQL. We also love the nHibernate for its maturity and the amount of features it provides.
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Clean Code – Is my code always readable?

by michal.warkocz December 11, 2014 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Clean Code – Is my code always readable? Did you ever have to go back to a fragment of code that you wrote a month or year ago? How did it feel? Was it easy or did you have to figure out how it worked from scratch? If you need more than just one look, there is a good chance that you are […]
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How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat)

by DDekanski August 1, 2014 Android
Thumbnail image for How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat) Fonts have always been a vital part of brand identity and UI design. With the development of modern Web standards it has become easy to implement customized fonts in websites, but native mobile apps somehow still lag behind in this area. Platform guides warn us against unleashing our creativity in that aspect and state that […]
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Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas?

by PBorowa July 17, 2014 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas? Have you ever heard of the business model canvas? If so, then you know that it is basically a board of basic elements which need to be evaluated in the process of creating a product and the business around it. Have you ever wondered if such a model could be created for a software design […]
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Durandal — your new favourite client-side framework

by PBorowa July 9, 2014 Architecture

So you were researching JavaScript frameworks to host your new single page application? Was angular too much or perhaps you don’t have time to learn its relatively complex structure? If answers to both of these questions is “Yes”, then you are probably looking for Durandal, let me introduce it to you.

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