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QCon Day 1: Musicians, Google, Open Space & Netflix

5 minute read

So after all that fun during the first weekend (and about which I’ll blog separately), now it's the time to finally shift our attention to the reason for which we're in San Francisco in the first place; InfoQ's highly rated internal software conference QCon. Since my previous visit to QCon was su...

November 12, 2013

It took almost a year, but Fluent Assertions 2.1 is done

3 minute read

It has been way too long since I last released a new version of Fluent Assertions, but somehow my intention to deliver at least every three months has once again failed by the obligations a working husband and father of two has. Nonetheless, Fluent Assertions 2.1 is a fact. And although it isn't ...

August 28, 2013

Entity Framework 5 and 6 vs NHibernate 3 – The State of Affairs

12 minute read

It has been almost two years since I've last compared NHibernate and Entity Framework, so with the recent alpha version of EF 6, it's about time to look at the current state of affair. I've been using NHibernate for more than 6 years so obviously I'm a bit biased. But I can't ignore that EF's fea...

March 12, 2013

About ideas that stick

1 minute read

A while ago, some business man from the US who travels a lot throughout the US as part of his job, was sitting in his airline's business lounge for a drink. Right after finishing his 2nd, an attractive women approached him and offered him a drink in exchange for somebody to talk to. Somewhere hal...

January 2, 2013

The all new coding guidelines for C# 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 have been published!

4 minute read

After 50000 downloads and the recent final release of Visual Studio 2012 / C# 5.0 it was about time to do a thorough update of the C# Coding Guidelines. Although most of the guidelines have been preserved, I’ve tried to rewrite several of them using a less formal and less verbose writing style. I...

November 26, 2012