Category Archives: Programming

Grave naming

I just heard a new one today.  On the topic of “software development and coding standards” have you ever heard of “Grave Naming”? I guess it refers to the practice of standardizing specific domain (value) names across development layers.  (…from … Continue reading

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You got time to lean, you got time to clean

The first time that I recall hearing this saying, was while watching “the great food truck race” with Tyler whats-his-face. He was schooling some of the new food-truck chefs to clean up, after a long day of working. I was … Continue reading

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Knowing when to read the signature from an Ingenico iSC480

I’ve been working on a project to integrate my team’s POS (point of sale) software with an Ingenico iSC480. The device is pretty nice looking and some of the API stuff is pretty easy, especially since you can get an … Continue reading

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Signing certificate not found – Identity Server

Signing certificate not found: CN=COMODO RSA Certification Authority, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB The reason behind this one, worries me a bit. Our sys-admin was cleaning out some old expired keys. When he did, we got this error. … Continue reading

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Error 1001. Exception occurred while initalizing the installation

At work, we are using a Visual Studio add-in for .vdproj projects.  It is used for building .msi files.  I upgraded the project from .net 3.5 to .net 4.5.2.  I also updated some other information in the installer project. When I … Continue reading

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Why Catch(exception) is usually a bad idea

I always like reading what other developers are suggesting as “best practices”.  Occasionally, I come across one that seems to defy logic, such as “don’t allow comments in your code”.  Initially the statement seems bonkers, but then you read-up on … Continue reading

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Citrix (RDP) with Server 2008 R2: problem with Serial on COM3/COM4

I was given a credit card reader/device and was asked to determine if I could modify a custom-made PoS (point of sale) app, to interact with the CC reader.  It sounded like an easy task.  I was also told that … Continue reading

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