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Archive for January 23rd, 2013

Start of interesting interview series on Technical Debt

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/23

This is the first of a series of upcoming interviews on Technical Debt. Very insightful!

Ward Cunningham & Capers Jones Technical Debt Interview.

Apart from the transcript, there is also the video and the past Expert Interviews.


Posted in Development, Software Development, Technical Debt | Leave a Comment »

Tips, links & tools to help you out when you find yourself in .NET assembly hell

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/23

A while ago I found myself in .NET Assembly hell.

I inherited a bunch of interdependent .NET projects with no clear build instructions that were halfway ported between .NET 1.x and 4.x had various binaries here and there, a mix of of imported Office COM libraries and PIAs, links to various source code and binary versions 3rd party libraries like Microsoft Enterprise Library (which is very unforgiving when you get configuration wrong, and – because it uses dynamic loading and the version used was from before MEF – is painfully hard to track down wrong types and assemblies).

Basically the right assemblies got into the wrong places, the wrong assemblies in the right places, and a version mix up all over the place.

All in all it was a mess, and I was in .NET assembly hell.

It was a tedious and painful process to solve, so below are a few tips, links to posts and tools that helped me getting this solved. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 4.0, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

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