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Live from LA

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Well, here I am. After an agonizing 11-hour flight from Amsterdam to LA in a Boeing 747-400, I’m finally in the City of Angels, also known as Los Angeles California. Fortunately, the entire Dutch .NET community joined me on this KLM flight, so we spend loads of time discussing architecture….NOT. ...

October 27, 2008

Slides and demo code from the SDN Conference 2008

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For the attendees who have visited my two sessions on building a service oriented architecture using architectural best practices, check out the introduction slides here and the slides with best practices over here. Also, build 2187 of the demo application can be downloaded from this location. I...

October 8, 2008

Soon, in a theater near you

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Well, not a real theater though, but nevertheless, I'll be speaking at two events planned in the next two months. On Saturday the 6th of September, the Dutch .NET community will be organizing CodeCamp, an interactive event intended for developers by developers. I'll be hosting a Chalk 'n...

August 15, 2008

Guidebook: Microsoft Patterns & Practices

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In the beginning of this year, Nucleus Research has been interviewing several architects from the .NET community with the intention of writing a whitepaper on the added value of Microsoft's patterns & practices. As an expert advisor to the Web Service Software Factory : Modeling Edition, I wa...

June 9, 2008

First impressions with NHibernate 2.0

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Almost two months ago, Ayenda Rahien announced the release of the first alpha of a new generation of NHibernate. NHibernate's feature set has always been a subset of the corresponding Java equivalent, Hibernate 3.x. With the new Nhibernate 2.0 release, the team has aligned its feature set with th...

May 28, 2008

Wilkommen in die welt von Schiller

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Or...in English...Welcome to the world of Schiller. Say what? Well, as a starter, take an excellent German composer/producer whose origins lay in the trance scene, add some elements from well known artists like Jean-Michel Jarre and Genesis, and finally, complement with awesome male and female v...

May 22, 2008

Software Factories..is it worth it?

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Last week, I read an article published by Microsoft in cooperation with Siemens that discussed the business case of investing in software factories. In the conclusion, the writers claim that a well-designed software factory can improve your productivity by a factor of 10. However, they also state...

April 29, 2008

Presentation slides for C# 3.0 and Rhino Mocks

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Last Friday, I took the honors of filling up one of the presentation slots at the first Software Development Network Event of 2008. As a enthusiastic user of Rhino Mocks, I used it to demonstrate the power of Rhino Mocks and C# 3.0 combined. Even though my session started right after lunch concu...

March 31, 2008

.NET community news bulletin issue 2

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Yes, I do remember that I promised to write this bulletin at a regular basis, but probably due to my busy schedule and my occasional laziness, I failed horribly. Anyhow, here are some highlights from the last couple of weeks. Patterns & Practices have released a second CTP of a Visual Stud...

February 22, 2008