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A weekend in San Francisco

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This week I'll be attending QCON, an international conference on architecture and Agile held in San Francisco. Because a flight on Sunday was 400 euros more expensive than a flight on Saturday, I decided to rent a nice convertible and use the day off to take a nice road trip through the area to t...

November 1, 2010

Silverlight Cookbook: ViewModels, Coroutines and Binding Conventions

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This post is part of a series of blog posts detailing various aspects of the Silverlight Cookbook, an initiative to demonstrate proper design choices for building enterprise-class line-of-business applications with Silverlight (and WPF if you will). It currently consists out of the following part...

October 26, 2010

ALM Practices Part 12: Reducing Technical Debt

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What is it? Technical Debt is every change to your code base that does not comply with the usual level of quality your team has agreed upon. Since this level of quality has been introduced to guarantee a healthy code base throughout the life time of the system, introducing technical debt essenti...

October 19, 2010

My Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture: The Domain Model

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The Domain Model is roughly designed according to the DDD principles where cross-aggregate logic is handled by the command handlers instead of the more traditional domain services. One thing that I changed after I attended Greg Young's DDD/CQRS training is that I no longer allow my domain entitie...

October 13, 2010

My Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture: Querying

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After having put the introduction and the commanding part behind us, let me explain how I deal with querying. Consider the following slice of the reference architecture.  My original intention was to use WCF Data Services combined with NHibernate on the query side. For one, because it allo...

October 12, 2010

My Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture: Commanding

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<p $1=”$1”></p> <p $1=”$1”>After sharing my thoughts on unit testing in Silverlight and the combination of NHibernate and WCF Data Services, it is time to discuss the updated version of the Silverlight reference architecture from one of my posts of last year. To put the discu...

October 8, 2010

Getting more out of unit testing in Silverlight

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As I already mentioned in my previous post, we're building a line-of-business app using Silverlight 4 and WCF Data Services. I really think Silverlight is great for those kind of systems, but since it is based on a different run-time as the full .NET framework, you may wonder what you'll run into...

September 24, 2010

Silverlight Cookbook: WCF Data Services and NHibernate

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<p $1=”$1”></p> <p $1=”$1”></p> <p $1=”$1”></p> <p $1=”$1”></p> <p $1=”$1”></p> <p>This post is part of a series of blog posts detailing various aspects of the Silverlight Cookbook, an initiative to demonstrate prope...

September 20, 2010

Commercial support for the C# 3.0/4.0 Coding Guidelines

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A few weeks ago I had a chat with Paul Jansen, CEO of a small Eindhoven-based company named Tiobe. You might indirectly know Tiobe for its programming language index and their commercial code checker ClockSharp. But they have also been hosting a C# Coding Standard I co-wrote for Philips Medical S...

September 13, 2010

The AI of ReSharper

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I was just typing this… …when ReSharper 5 suggested its “Loop can be converted into LINQ-expression”: <p>You gotta love this!</p>

September 2, 2010