Category Archives: Programming

Why you need a little technical debt

Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted a corvette. They are just cool, and I want one more than anything in the world. Okay, that seemed a little over-dramatic. Clearly that is not true, because I have a … Continue reading

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Refactoring code that is too big

“If your code is so big that you need Regions to collapse areas of it, then your code is probably too big and you should consider refactoring it”. – Copied from a forum, where someone was trying to convince Microsoft … Continue reading

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Event code: 3008. A configuration error has occurred

This week, we were deploying some new files to our project (running on IIS). After adding the files, the app didn’t run, and we got the following error in the IIS logs: Event code: 3008 Event message: A configuration error … Continue reading

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EMV transactions in the iSC480

My boss’s boss was informed that the credit card laws were changing and therefore, we needed to deploy new credit card readers and change our program to interface with the new readers. I had already begun developing and was interfacing … Continue reading

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LLT – M53: unknown product code (add it in ‘LLT.prm’ file)

Once again with the LLT. I just got a new PC and had to reinstall all of my software and re-learn the tricks for connecting LLT, etc.  Btw, the help file for LLT has better directions than the rest of … Continue reading

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LLT_LOAD – RAS Error 633

Today, I needed to upgrade the RBA for my device.  I started by using LLT to set up my connection and make sure everything worked.  I worked-out the configs and was able to get a file list in LLT.  So … Continue reading

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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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