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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The Web Database Anti-Pattern

I’m just naming what I’ve seen over and over again.  It’s the extreme polar opposite of the Smart UI Anti-Pattern (in terms of layering) and a play on words of the popular term “Web Application”. This anti-pattern most often exposes itself as an asp.net … Continue reading 

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Creating Team Coding Standards

It’s nice when your entire team can agree on naming standards (at least).  We are currently going through the process of formalizing a few of ours in the form of a very short Word doc. For those looking for something to … Continue reading 

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New Location, Same Old Garbage

For those on my RSS feed, I’ve switched blog homes on the web.  I switched the RSS feed in the background on you, so now that you are seeing this, you are fully switched over (there’s nothing to do on … Continue reading 

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Joining Los Techies

So, for the curious, they have an initiation ritual at Los Techies.  I’m going to spill the secret.  From Joe’s emal: You must sacrifice a live chicken on the next full moon and praise thecomputer gods for creating Assembler.  After that … Continue reading 

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