Monthly Archives: October 2007

ALT.NET: Drinking from the Firehose

Speaking of the firehose: ALTNETCONF List Stats Started: Oct 7th Current Member Count: 438 Total Message Count: 1842 New Members In Past 7 Days: 115 New Message In Past 7 Days: 971 Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for … Continue reading 

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Code Is Obsolete in Visual Studio 10

Sorry, I can’t resist. Hot off the presses is a new technology planned for Visual Studio 10, Oslo.  It was announced today by the director of Microsoft’s Connected Systems Division, Burley Kawasaki (love the name). Microsoft today unveiled a futuristic … Continue reading 

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OOPSLA Podcasts

If you are looking for some good podcasts to listen to, you might check out some of the keynotes from OOPSLA 2007.  They’ve put them all out on the web. I’m also super excited that they are doing OOPSLA 2008 … Continue reading 

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Joining INETA as Membership Mentor for Tennessee and Kentucky

For Immediate Release INETA North America Membership Division Announces: New Membership Mentor – Kentucky, Tennessee Evan Hoff, Nashville, TN, USA From INETA User Group: Nashville Visual Studio .NET User Group Bellevue, WA –October 27, 2007 – INETA North America Vice … Continue reading 

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ALT.NET: Architecture on an Agile Project

I’m clipping this for myself.  It’s a post from Udi on Agile Architecture. Here are my thoughts: > – What’s hard about doing design in an Agile project? Battling with YAGNI people. The amount of up front design acceptable to … Continue reading 

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ALT.NET: RE: How can Microsoft Patterns and Practices Help?

Please read this first  ** I would challenge you to find a single page on P&P (or any other part of MSDN) that mentions any OO principle ** I couldn’t find any on google. I don’t have any problem with … Continue reading 

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ALT.NET: How can Microsoft Patterns and Practices Help?

That question was raised by a member of Microsoft’s P&P Team earlier.  I wanted to reproduce the correspondence here: This is a hot topic, but I am here to have an open discussion with a group of peers so I … Continue reading 

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Database Normalization Is for Sissies

Sorry, I rarely do link posts, but this is a must read (even if it is old news). It’s a tongue and cheek look at database normalization.  Ironically enough, it was given as a presentation to the data storage guys … Continue reading 

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The 8 Fallacies of Distributed Computing

I wanted to reproduce these here for reference. The network is reliable. Latency is zero. Bandwidth is infinite. The network is secure. Topology doesn’t change. There is one administrator. Transport cost is zero. The network is homogeneous. These were originally … Continue reading 

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Transactions Across Service Boundaries

I figured I might as well bring this back up in light of my next topic. Are distributed transactions a violation of the “Autonomous” tenant of service orientation? In case anyone missed it, there was some good discussion on the use of … Continue reading 

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