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In Retrospect: About the Sprint Planning

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This is the second of several posts in which I’d like to share some of the things we learned throughout more than 14 sprints of Agile development using Scrum. Some of them might appear as open doors, but I wish I knew or thought about those before I started that project. Just by looking back at t...

October 12, 2011

Silverlight Cookbook: Switching to another IoC Framework

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The Rationale As long as I have been using the Dependency Inversion Principle, Microsoft Unity has always been my preferred Inversion-of-Control framework. So it’s not strange that the Silverlight Cookbook has been using Unity 2 in both its WCF/REST layer as well as within the Silverlight client....

September 28, 2011

In Retrospect: About Requirements Management

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This is the first of several posts in which I’d like to share some of the things we decided throughout 14 sprint retrospective. Some of them might appear as open doors, but I wish I knew or thought about those before I started that project. Just by looking back at the mistakes a team of 9 develop...

September 26, 2011

So what does Windows 8 mean for .NET developers?

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Last updated on September 22nd Unfortunately, the Microsoft Build conference conflicted with our company's 5-year anniversary and the associated sailing trip in Greece. Fortunately, the blogosphere and twitter-space provided plenty of opportunities for trying to grasp what the stuff Sinofsky and...

September 17, 2011

Yes, the Silverlight Cookbook is still alive

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Although it might not seem like that, I am still working on the Silverlight Cookbook. However, I’ve just moved to a new house, so I ran out of time recently. Fortunately, since my colleague Martin Opdam is actively working on Fluent Assertions, so I only have to divide my free time between the co...

September 14, 2011

Speaking at Developer Developer Developer North

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I’m honored to have been selected to speak at my first event in the United Kingdom, Developer Developer Developer North, hosted at the University of Sunderland, near New Castle. Our job as a software developer seems to revolve mostly around programming languages, frameworks and Visual Studio. And...

September 14, 2011

Why I created Fluent Assertions in the first place

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A few weeks ago I read The value of open-source is the vision not the source code and that made me think about my own reasons for starting Fluent Assertions, now more than a year ago. In the light of that article, lets briefly go over my own goals for Fluent Assertions. The intention of a unit te...

July 29, 2011

Fluent Assertions 1.5 is done! Now it’s time for that summer.

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In the last couple of months, me and colleague Martin Opdam have spent a considerable amount of time on both improving the reporting capabilities of Fluent Assertions as well as fixing and incorporating various community contributions. Because of the many changes required, a very busy client proj...

July 5, 2011

Choosing the right web technology for business applications

5 minute read

Before I continue with the rest of this post, I first need to make a disclaimer. I'm in no way an expert on all things Microsoft has to offer in the web realm and have yet to complete a full-fledged ASP.NET MVC & JQuery project. However, I see myself as someone who quickly grasps the potenti...

May 15, 2011

Where to find me during the Developer Days 2011

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Somebody recently asked me what sessions I was planning to attend at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Microsoft Developer Days in The Hague. To be honest, my primary reason for going to a Dutch conference is to chat with fellow .NET enthusiasts, and attending sessions is usually a side-effect of ...

April 8, 2011