BUILD conference–day 1

Day one is over and my head is packed with new information and impressions. It was a heavy dose of new stuff that was presented to us. But I have to admit, for the first time since many years I … Continue reading 

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BUILD conference–day 0

I am here in Anaheim CA attending the Microsoft BUILD conference. During the next 4 days Microsoft will finally reveal details about the upcoming Windows 8. The sparse information that has been available so far left us developers and architects … Continue reading 

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How to map a domain model with NHibernate?

Today a friend of mine ask me the following (I am para-phrasing): “I have a question regarding NHibernate and mapping. In an application we want to access the database through NHibernate from inside a WCF service, thus lazy loading is … Continue reading 

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NHibernate 3 Beginners Guide published

I am very pleased to announce that my book NHibernate 3 Beginners Guide has finally been published. It is a wonderful feeling to finally have a book in my hands that cost me a couple of months of intense work. … Continue reading 

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Ranting about the quality of developers

I am in the happy position that I work for a company who is steadily growing. As a consequence we were and are hiring new developers. I had and have the “pleasure” to be part of this hiring process. I … Continue reading 

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NHibernate 3 Beginners Guide

I am heading towards another mile stone in my life. Later this year my first book will be published. I have always wanted to write a book but never had a topic that is at the same time interesting for … Continue reading 

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New book on NHibernate

Yesterday a new excellent book about NHibernate has been published by www.packtpub.com. (Disclosure: I have been a reviewer thus consider that when reading this post) The book is called “NHibernate 3.0 Cookbook” and can be ordered here. There is even … Continue reading 

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Analyzing historical data and playing with interactive extensions

Introduction In my last post I showed you how we make history an explicit domain concept. This time I want to show you how we use the history of the cages to generate bills. In our Zoo each cage has … Continue reading 

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Making history explicit

Introduction In one product of our solution we needed to record the full history of some entities. What does this mean? It means we create a history entry whenever the state of the corresponding entity changes. When doing this there … Continue reading 

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We are hiring!

We (TOPAZ Technologies Ltd.) are looking for a junior developer ideally having 1-2 years of experience. If you are eager to work in an agile environment together with a highly motivated team then do not hesitate to contact me. On … Continue reading 

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