Monthly Archives: January 2014

How to write an empty XML element with XmlWriter in c#

This is probably trivial to most of us, but sometimes it’s the simple stuff that is so easy to miss. I have a class that converts an incoming flat file to XML and passes it to a payment system. If … Continue reading

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My favourite article by Raymond Chen: Feature-coloured glasses

(You’ll just have to forgive me for my spelling in the title… I speak English, not American.) The other day, I noticed with great sadness, on Raymond Chen’s blog, that Technet Magazine has been retired, and thus so has his … Continue reading

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The dark side of SCRUM: Two more things not to say to testers

I had a new year’s resolution to be nice to people, but sadly it didn’t last quite as long as I wanted. Some context: I’ve been working on a debit order system, where files with the banking details and so … Continue reading

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