Software development

How to NOT store user credentials in a database

by Marcin Dembowski January 10, 2012 Architecture
Sometimes you need to create an application with your own role and user management module. In most cases you are creating it in a simple and understandable way. That way the user information with a password is stored in the database in the same table named User. In this post I will show you why [...]
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HTML5 empire is coming

by Kamil Stachowicz January 5, 2012 Software development
Thumbnail image for HTML5 empire is coming The IT Market is amazing. Even when starting a college, you never know what to expect when you finish it. Which technology will be the most popular? What kind of knowledge will give you the opportunity to find a job quickly and easily? You have to stay up-to-date even if you were believing in something [...]
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Skype and Agile software development were really hot on our blog this year

by Peter Horsten December 30, 2011 Software
Thumbnail image for Skype and Agile software development were really hot on our blog this year This is the time of the year when we are looking back in the past and start thinking about the next year. Although, next Monday will be a normal Monday, it somehow feels as if someone is going to press the reset button this weekend. For us 2012 has been a great blogging year. The [...]
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How to find the right balance in between functionality and technology

by Rafał Borowiec December 20, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for How to find the right balance in between functionality and technology The fundamental goal of each software developer is to build and deliver the right software that satisfies their customers. A software developer that wants to succeed, must be a professional focusing on a positive outcome of the project. He needs to find the right balance between building the right software and building the software right. [...]
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How to use Domain-Driven Design to better understand the business

by Łukasz Stępliński December 18, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for How to use Domain-Driven Design to better understand the business Domain-Driven Design is quite a new approach to model complex business applications. It helps all stakeholders involved in a software development project to find a common communication ground. It provides software developers with an approach to communicate in an understandable way with the business (domain) owners and vice versa. Reading a few articles and the [...]
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Top 5 enhancements of Spring MVC 3.1

by Rafał Borowiec December 16, 2011 Java
Thumbnail image for Top 5 enhancements of Spring MVC 3.1 After many months of development, Spring 3.1 has been finally released. The release is shipped with some exciting features like caching abstraction, bean profiles and container configuration simplifications. However, in this blog post I will describe my top 5 enhancements of Spring MVC 3.1.
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Key challenges in Agile implementations

by Pawel Olesiejuk November 28, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Key challenges in Agile implementations Agile methodology was supposed to be a solution to solve all of our problems. But it looks like it’s not. Some issues appear when companies start to implement Agile in their organizations. A research has been done on seventeen companies using Agile methodology (People over processes: Key people challenges in Agile Development). Authors chose nine [...]
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Entity Framework Invalid Operation Exception – a bug or developer’s bad design?

by Marcin Dembowski November 23, 2011 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Entity Framework Invalid Operation Exception – a bug or developer’s bad design? One day one team had some strange problem while adding certain entities to the database through Entity Framework. Each time, they got an exception telling that, “The changes to the database were committed successfully, but an error occurred while updating the object context.” After some analyzing I created a sample project which would serve as [...]
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Three pillars of Unit Tests

by Pawel Olesiejuk October 6, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Three pillars of Unit Tests Ok, now we know what TDD is all about and how to do TDD. Really? Well, no. In fact we only know how TDD works, but TDD is about writing tests (to be more precise – unit tests). What should our tests look like? Here it comes…
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MVC3 Forms Authentication using strongly typed User Roles

by Pawel Olesiejuk September 30, 2011 ASP.Net MVC
Thumbnail image for MVC3 Forms Authentication using strongly typed User Roles We often need to authenticate users and, depending on their roles, give them access to specific areas. MVC3 gives you a such possibility by means of RolesAdapter. But using RolesAdapter isn’t easy and you have to use ‘magic strings’ when using Authorize attribute. Let’s find other solution for solving this issue.
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