Developing for the iPhone

First, one my the reasons I love using OSX: 16 applications open including 4 Xcode projects, Photoshop, Numbers, Evernote, Mindjet MindManager, and more without a hint of slowdown and still 1.3 GB free (4GB total on my MBP). It’s wide, … Continue reading 

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State Machine for Managing Sagas

MassTransit supports sagas, which are long-lived transactions consisting of multiple events. The saga support makes it easy to orchestrate the events into a process, but it doesn’t do much to help with state management. Since state management is fairly common, … Continue reading 

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MassTransit Turns One Year Old, Celebrations Held Around the World

Today marks the one year anniversary of the first commit to the MassTransit GoogleCode repository. While Dru Sellers and I initially did some proof of concept work, this day marks the decision to go forward with a standalone .NET messaging … Continue reading 

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Simplified MassTransit Configuration

One of the things I’ve missed since we integrated container support is the ability to quickly and easily create an instance of the ServiceBus. After Ayende agreed, I decided it was time to do something about it. Behold the minimum … Continue reading 

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QCon San Francisco, Opening Day

The main conference for QCon started Wednesday, opening with a keynote by Martin Fowler and Rebecca Parsons from Thoughtworks. The topic was Architects and Agilists – Allies not Adversaries. As you can surmise from the title, this talk focused on … Continue reading 

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QCon in San Francisco Getting Started

This week I’m attending QCon, the international software developers conference, and since the day I arrived it has been great. The depth of knowledge is truly amazing and I’m enjoying some excellent conversations. The attendee mix is (based on my … Continue reading 

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Running the PDC Visual Studio 2010 Drop on VMware Fusion

At the Microsoft PDC in Los Angeles this year, attendees received a CTP of Visual Studio 2010 on an external HD along with all the conference materials. VSX came installed on Windows Server 2008 (along with TFS) giving attendees a … Continue reading 

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Reflections on KaizenConf

Last weekend, Dru Sellers and I (along with 100 or so others) attended the Continuous Improvement in Software Development (referred to as KaizenConf, likely due to the URL) conference in Austin, TX. We left Tulsa late Friday night after taking … Continue reading 

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New MassTransit Screencast and Sample

One of the more common scenarios I hear about when talking about building a service-oriented architecture has to do with providing a web service to external customers. This is often in the context of providing information from an internal system. … Continue reading 

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Heartland Developers Conference 2008

This past week I had the pleasure of attending the Heartland Developers Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. I was already in town visiting family and decided to take a day to see what the local flavor had to offer. I’m particularly … Continue reading 

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