Now MVC has rescues: Kind Of

I really missed using the [Rescue] attribute from MonoRail in the ASP MVC framework.  I missed it so much that I decided to create my own.  With the help of Phil Haack’s ConventionController and Frederick Norman’s post on ErrorHandlerAttribute it … Continue reading 

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ASP MVC Forum Link

This is more for my personal reference than anything else.  But I thought I would share this with everyone in case they  were wondering where we can share information with MS and one another on the ASP MVC framework. ASP … Continue reading 

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Where the magic happens: Our Dev Lab

Some if you wanted to see what our lab looks like so I found some pics and thought I would share them with you.  I took these pics late in the day and most of developers had left at this … Continue reading 

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User Story Templates

A couple of people emailed me and asked me what the story cards looked like on our information radiator. It is important to note that these story cards are only drafted after extensive modeling and feedback sessions during our modeling … Continue reading 

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Convention over Configuration: The Haack Response

Yesterday Sean and I talked briefly about Convention over Configuration and how disappointed we both were on MS direction requiring the [ControllerAction] attribute for each action in the controller.  Similar sentiments seen in Ayende’s post as well.  Less than a … Continue reading 

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Information Radiators: Make life visible

A couple of people have asked me how we track our work for our iterations. We basically use a somewhat simple information radiator. Information radiators serve to quickly give everyone on the project team a quick indication on what needs … Continue reading 

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BDD Macro and Template Usage screencast

What timing I just finished reading JP’s blog about how he paired with Scott Bellware and modified his Macro for BDD.  Well, while they were busy doing that I decided to make a screencast on some modifications I did to … Continue reading 

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Who said Tie Fighter pilots aren’t real

I know this post isn’t tech related but the geek in me and my former Air Force persona, couldn’t help but share this. Apparently this is the fighter pilot helmet of the future.  It has the ability to give the … Continue reading 

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When passion becomes dogma is it elitism?

From Wikipedia Passion is the emotion of feeling very strongly about a subject. Dogma is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization, thought to be authoritative and not to be disputed or … Continue reading 

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Model Driven Architecture

I was really excited to read about Microsoft’s recent exploration into the MDA arena!  This is something I have been wanting for quite sometime but I am very hesitant to get too excited.  Microsoft has a tendency to create bloat … Continue reading 

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