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Timothy McGrath

i'm a .net dev that loves learning new things

Location charlotte, nc Joined Joined on  GitHub logo
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software developer at vectorvest

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Nevertheless, Ali Coded

This is so gross. Sorry you have to experience the internet...

The Great Azure DevOps Migration - Part 3: Clean

Good question. I ended up purging all shelvesets to make th...

Are you reading the "What's New" in .NET docs?

I need an RSS Feed for the monthly update. That'd make this...

The Bright Side of Imposter Syndrome.

Great post! I don't know how anyone can feel perfectly conf...

What's a promising area that you are investing in for the future?

Our industry moves so fast that it is impossible to keep up...

The Dark Side of Microservices

Good post! A microservices approach is hard. We are somewhe...

How to convince devs to do more testing

I use TDD for business logic, but convincing others to do i...

Death by Interfaces?

I think in general, interfaces are the right choice over ba...

S.O.S.: you might suffer from F.O.M.O.! ( About Fear of Missing Out and Shiny Object Syndrome)

Great post! I often feel overwhelmed by the number of thing...

The Developer Tool You Can't Live Without

This is the best for SQL queries that I need to write off o...

Escape from Nuget Hell

Thanks Katie! Good question... As I understand it, you no l...

You're Not An Impostor

Great post! I think I'm going to feel like an imposter fore...

Become a +10% engineer

Agreed. I always try to take the time to document things th...

Why Every Junior Developer Needs A Senior Developer

Good points. I wish I had a senior dev to help me out when ...

.NET Core Dependency Injection: Everything You Ought To Know

That strategy pattern code is interesting. I had no idea yo...

.NET Core Dependency Injection: Everything You Ought To Know

So, in your example, you have a Car that takes a HondaEngin...

The Curious Case of nvarchar and varchar in Entity Framework

I remember having similar issues with Microsoft's ADO.NET f...

Finally Building An Actual Thing

Great job! Creating stuff is so fun. And completing somethi...

On Being a Hopelessly Insecure Programmer

I think a lot of people feel this way, even people that loo...

Halfway Through 2019! New Years' Goals/Resolutions Check-In

I love setting year long goals as well. As well as monthly ...

Should behavioural changes be considered breaking changes under SemVer?

I think a behavioral change should definitely be a breaking...

GPA Isn't Everything

Once I graduated college I don't think anyone ever cared ab...

.NET Technology Stacks for Windows Desktop Development

Yep, I have a huge WPF project that I'm looking at migratin...

.NET Technology Stacks for Windows Desktop Development

If you do choose WPF or WinForms for any new projects, you ...

Discuss: GitHub Special Event

If it's just Dark Mode in GitHub, I'll be very disappointed...

Why use WCF?

We still have a lot of WCF services running in our backend....

ELI5: Git Rebase vs. Merge

I basically always rebase if I'm moving changes away from m...

Are you a multi-passionate developer?

I think this is a big issue in our field. It moves so fast ...

Are you a multi-passionate developer?

Handstand practice jumps out to me here as, is that a real ...

Writing Good Method & Variable Names

Naming is so hard. I'm also much better at pointing out pro...

Writing Good Method & Variable Names

Ha. I wish it had just contained return id;

Five Big Questions About Microservices to Answer This Year

Great post! I already have an SOA-ish architecture with a f...

Don't Forget to Take Breaks

I used to be really bad about this. But I now try to work o...

Neither You nor Your Work Has to be Perfect

Great post! I used to have a ton of trouble knowing when I ...

For the Love of Bleep! Building a Scalable Monitoring System

Good post. I have this issue, too... there are too many ale...

Curing the Superhero syndrome in software engineering

I think the problem with a coworker who constantly works ex...

Curing the Superhero syndrome in software engineering

Now I'm worried that I'm the superhero... 😀

Music & Coding: let's take a survey

I avoid anything with lyrics. Piano or guitar works well f...

To comment or not to comment?

I have coworkers who would comment every property as if it ...

A dev's guide to meditation - part 1

Probably like many developers, I trend to get caught in a l...

A dev's guide to meditation - part 1

Great post. I use Calm for a daily meditation and it always...

Why you should not use (long-lived) feature branches

Interesting article, I just think the 1 or 2 day limit is a...

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