Today we’re going to talk about breaking changes in libraries. Specifically, we’re going to answer the following:
- What constitutes a breaking change?
- How can I avoid making breaking changes?
- When is a breaking change a good idea?
- How do I indicate that a new version contains a breaking change?
Continue reading “Breaking Changes”
Ordinarily I like to pontificate on the merits (or detriments) of particular code design decisions. Instead today, I’d like to share a neat consequence of C# 6 that I found the other day. Continue reading “They think of everything!”
You found it! After many hours of scouring the internet, you’ve finally discovered the library that does precisely what you need. Except… it has a dependency… on a package that your architect has declared unfit for your company. Continue reading “Eliminating Hard Dependencies”
It’s an age-old question that just about every WPF developer has asked: How can I bind an event to a command? Continue reading “Reinventing the Wheel”
I think it’s time for us all to accept the truth: I’m abandoning the plugin series. I had a functioning proof of concept at my previous job, but I didn’t think to grab it when I left and moved halfway around the world, and I don’t feel like trying to recreate it right now. Maybe I’ll come back to it someday. Instead, today we’re going to talk about APIs and why there are so few SDKs to consume them. Continue reading “The Disparity between APIs and SDKs”
Okay. Seriously. Versioning of third-party Nuget packages has been the bane of my existence for the past week. Nuget declares that packages under its system should follow Sematic Versioning, and that’s great… for the package. But it becomes a problem when the same versioning scheme is followed for the assembly. Continue reading “How to Version Assemblies Destined for Nuget”
It’s been several years since Microsoft announced that Newtonsoft’s Json.Net would be the default JSON serializer. If you deal with JSON communication over the web at all, you probably already know this. It’s not exactly news.
However, there does seem to be a small desire among those in the web development community who would like to use alternate serializers. Personally, I’d like to use my own serializer, Manatee.Json. I originally created it out of a dissatisfaction with Json.Net, and naturally (and perhaps from some bias) think it to be superior.
Continue reading “Microsoft Did It Wrong”