Velocity C# XMPP Library

At Beyond Velocity we rely on XMPP for push notifications in many of our applications. XMPP is a messaging standard that uses extensible XML stanzas to communicate over a TCP/IP connection. There are a number of solid, secure, high performance, open-source XMPP servers available, such as OpenFire and EJabberd. To communicate with a server, you […]

The Joy of Coding

The pressure of delivering projects, and the monotony of certain tasks, can make us forget the joy we initially experienced when first learning to code. I remember sitting on a Vic-20 computer and entering something like this: 10 print “hello” 20 goto 10   Being able to give instructions to a machine and have it […]

Test Driven Development

This is an older post from 2011, I’ve included it here for archiving reasons, and nostalgia – Kent Beck actually replied to me 🙂 There’s been a lot of discussion about the effectiveness of TDD lately, from people like James O’Coplien (see here), David Heinemeier Hansson (here) and Erik Meijer (here). And the conversation is […]