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Speaking engagements for the next months

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I’m very happy that I’ll be speaking at a number of very nice local and international conferences. On Saturday March 26th, I’ll be joining the Dutch Code Camp event where I’ll be doing a chalk’n’talk on my Silverlight Cookbook initiative. <ul> <li>On Wednesday, April 27th, I will t...

March 17, 2011

Introducing the Silverlight Cookbook

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In the 2nd half of 2010 I was so fortunate to get the chance to build my first enterprise-class line-of-business application written in Silverlight 4. And although I designed my original reference architecture earlier that year, actually building it is a completely different thing. I learned a lo...

March 7, 2011

Another release for Fluent Assertions

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It’s only February, but I’ve received so many requests from the community that another release of Fluent Assertions was easily warranted. New Features Somebody working under the name of CtrlAltDel pointed me at the little-known fact that floating point variables are inheritably inaccurate and...

February 27, 2011

Get me on stage on the Developer Days 2011

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Although the Dutch Microsoft Developer Days is mostly about foreign speakers, the organization has a recurring event called the wildcard sessions. This allowed me to speak at the biggest Dutch conference of the year for two years in a row. Unfortunately, the number of proposals has exploded this ...

February 23, 2011

ALM Practices every developer should know about

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So now that I’ve finished my multi-part post on getting the most out of user stories, it is time to provide a nice convenient overview of some essential practices that I’ve blogged about. I don’t have any additional parts planned, but if I come up with something new, I’ll make sure this list is u...

February 6, 2011

A story about User Stories; Where do you start and what about the planning?

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In this multi-part post, I’m going to share my personal experiences while working with user stories for gathering, tracking and planning requirements. It currently consists out of three parts:<ul><li>What are they and why do you need them? </li><li>Who writes them and how...

February 5, 2011

A story about User Stories; What are they and why do you need them?

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In this multi-part post, I’m going to share my personal experiences while working with user stories for gathering, tracking and planning requirements. <ul><li>What are they and why do you need them? </li><li>Who writes them and how do you control scope? </li><li&...

January 18, 2011

Fluent Assertions as a NuGet package

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As of now you can download the latest version of Fluent Assertions directly from within Visual Studio 2010. Just install the NuGet package manager, select Add Library Package Reference from the project context menu and search for FluentAssertions.

January 15, 2011

Verifying PropertyChanged events in Silverlight using Fluent Assertions

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Yesterday, I blogged about the newest release of Fluent Assertions for .NET and Silverlight and promised to demonstrate the new event monitoring syntax. Since I’m a Silverlight addict, I decided to show you an example of a MVVM unit test when using the traditional Assert class and the same exampl...

January 4, 2011