Hiring Jon Skeet for €50 per project

Reproducing brilliancy with a Xerox copier!

If you want to hire somebody like Jon Skeet to architect your next software project, you’re going to have to have really, really deep pockets. Chances are he won’t even answer your phone, before you’ve offered him €500.000 annually. The same is true for any of the top C# architects in the world, such as Martin Fowler, Ayende Rahien, etc, etc, etc. Unless your name is Google, Facebook or Apple, and you’re willing to dig up half a fortune, these people will highly likely not even bother answering your emails. This problem results in that the statistical probability of that your next software project will turn into a big ball of mud becomes roughly 100%.

I got tired of this problem, and I realised I could solve it, by creating a skeleton architectural “starter kit” for your next software project, that out of the box, applies all of the best practices that these people would normally charge you (a lot) to help you out with. For the record, neither Jon Skeet, Martin Fowler, Ayende Rahien or anybody else from this camp has been involved in Magic – Still Magic applies these architects’ best advice, simply because these people have presents on blogs, StackOverflow, etc. And there they have been giving away their best advice for years, free of charge, to anybody willing to spend 3 decades reading their stuff, and extract all the best parts.

Meet Martin Fowler, the good parts

For instance, the unit tests in Magic, applies an advice originally coined by Ayende Rahien. Of course, Ayende’s blog about SQLite Unit Tests for nHibernate is a decade old, so his code no longer works unfortunately – But I used Ayende’s ideas, updated it to 2019, and applied them into a general framework for Unit Testing nHibernate database controllers. In addition, Magic applies a very good foundation for Domain Driven Design, that Martin Fowler have written several good books about. And a lot of the inspiration behind Magic comes from ideas shared by the general community at StackOverflow.Com – Where arguably most of the best answers are written by Jon Skeet. Below is an example of what you can do with Magic in some few seconds …

So hold on to your hat, and download Magic today, it’s only €50 for a commercial license anyway, because …

… you simply can’t afford hiring Jon Skeet, unless you’re Google. But you can probably afford €50 for all of his best advice, distilled into a tiny architectural framework, such that even your Junior developers will simply “automagically” create Jon Skeet quality code and architecture, straight out of the box!

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