Brendan Enrick

Daily Software Development

SOLID Saturdays on DevChatter

I’ve started our second series on DevChatter. We’re doing SOLID Saturdays now, which means that we’re dedicating each Saturday to a SOLID Principle of Object Oriented Design. Very likely, after we’re done with 5 SOLID Principles, we’ll add a few bonus SOLID Saturdays with the concepts of DRY, YAGNI, and maybe a couple of other good principles.

So far, we’ve completed 3 of the SOLID Principles, Single Responsibility Principle, Open/Closed Principle, and Liskov Substitution Principle. You can watch the videos of our SOLID Principles Series on Twitch. In each of those episodes, we started off by discussing the principle, why it’s important, and how to notice violations of it. We talked about where we’re following it in our code, and looked at real examples of the principle, rather than just some contrived examples. We then spend the rest of the stream writing code, and where it’s applicable, we mention the principle again.

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In our next episode, we’ll be looking at Interface Segregation Principle, which will give us the chance to make some changes to our codebase and improve our interfaces to better match the design that Interface Segregation Principle would push us toward.

Join us each Saturday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time to learn more about SOLID programming and see some live coding as well.

New Series - Learn to Code in C# - DevChatter

Starting this Saturday, we’ll be doing a new series of streams on DevChatter. If you’re new to programming, new to C#, or just want to go back to basics on C#, this stream is for you!

On our channel, we’re normally doing either long-term projects or programming exercises, but we want to get some great educational C# content as well. To that end, we’ll be teaching people how to program using C# on a regular basis. If that’s something interests you, you can find our Learn to Code in C# series on Twitch. From that page you can ask Twitch to remind you of our Learn to Code in C# series. Also, make sure to follow DevChatter on Twitch to get notifications when we go live.

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To get started with C# and VS Code, you just need to do the following:

These are all light-weight tools that will allow you to get started writing real-world applications, but none of these are difficult to get started with or install.

I hope you’re all as excited as I am for the start of this series of streams!