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We are looking for new colleagues!

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Even though Aviva Solutions is still a relatively young company and we too have ‘noticed’ the changes in the economic climate, but we’re still growing steadily. Consequently, we are actively looking for medior and senior developers that are willing to join us in the journey of becoming the best M...

March 12, 2010

Fluent Assertions 1.1 has been released

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It’s only a few days ago since we released the first version of Fluent Assertions, and we already have a new release. The reason for this is that the first release was just the public release of an internal set of classes that we’ve been using for a year or so. But this week, we've worked hard t...

March 5, 2010

User Stories, a different story altogether

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My Dutch article on User Stories in Team Foundation Server 2010 is now available online at the SDN site. Read it over here. I will translate it to English soon.

March 3, 2010

ALM Practices Part 3: Unit Testing & TDD

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What is it? In essence, Test Driven Development (TDD) is a practice in which the interface and the behavior of a component is designed while writing a unit test. In other words, you typically start writing a test case and define the exact members, behavior and names on the fly. In fact, the wor...

March 2, 2010

Fluent Assertions released on CodePlex

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About a year ago, me and some other colleagues started to create a simple framework for verifying the outcome of unit tests in a more natural way. Martin Opdam already blogged about this in June and since then we have been adding some minor features. A few weeks ago I discovered the much more po...

March 1, 2010

Slides and demo code dotNed event February 27th

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As promised, you can review the slides from yesterday’s DotNed event on Software Development Practices from here, and you can download the source code from here. Notice that you need Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, the Silverlight 4 Beta tools and the Silverlight 4 Beta Toolkit November 2009 to run i...

February 28, 2010

DotNED event on software development practices was awesome

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It’s Sunday morning and I’m looking back at an awesome DotNED event in Doorn. The location was very nice, the audience was a blast, and my two fellow speakers Jonne Kats and Peter Hesseling did a great job.  Thanks to everybody for being there! Some of the statements made on Twitter for...

February 28, 2010

My first thoughts on WCF RIA Services

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While working on my demo code for my full-day talk on Software Development Practices in Practice I was a bit ambitious and introduced both Silverlight 4 and WCF RIA Services. Apart from the fact that the preparation caused a bit too much of my social live, I ran in some things I don’t really like...

February 26, 2010

How to split a solution into projects

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Yesterday, a colleague of mine asked for some guidance on how to partition a Visual Studio solution into individual projects. Instead of simply answering his email I thought that blogging about it may be useful for others as well, so here are my rules: In general, have as few projects as possi...

February 11, 2010

Silverlight Reference Architecture revisited

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Update October 2010: I’ve started a new in-depth series on my current Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture. In July I posted about my considerations for a Silverlight Reference Architecture, and in December I talked about it in my chalk’n’talk session on architecture, WCF RIA Services and Silver...

February 11, 2010