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Arrived at Barcelona

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Yesterday, after a reasonably short flight, we arrived at a sunny Barcelona. Even though Transavia is not famous for their luxurious seats, Internet check-in allows choosing your own seats 24 hours up-front, so picking the ones near the emergency exists was easy. I arrived at Schiphol Airport at ...

November 5, 2007

Aviva Solutions at the TechED Developer Europe 2007

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Well, not entirely true, but this year, I have been working closely with the Service Factory team of Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices lead by Don Smith.At the beginning of this year, they’ve started development on a new generation of their famous Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition...

November 1, 2007

Design Patterns session on October 11th and 25th

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Architecture, software factories, frameworks; terms you may have heard of quite often these days. It is expected that any serious software developer knows exactly what they mean. But many forget that all of these concepts are based on the foundations provided by well-known patterns. These pattern...

September 29, 2007

Technology session on P&P Software Factories on september 27th

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Maybe a bit late, but next Thursday, September 27th, I'll be presenting an open whiteboard session about the Patterns & Practices software factories I've been using in my current customer project. Check out the invitation at DotNED. The invitation is in Dutch, but the...

September 21, 2007

NHibernate vs Entity Framework

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Although Microsoft claims that the new Entity Framework is really not an OR/M product, if you look closely at the examples and the whitepapers, you'll agree with me that they are very similar. Nhibernate is an awesome product, and I've been using it for a long time now, but it currently...

September 5, 2007

Web Service Softwary Factory v3 drop 117 available

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It has been more than six weeks since the last drop of the next generation service factory was released. Since this is way more than the usual two-week schedule, you may wonder what has been going on...well...a lot! After going through the pain of migrating our existing model...

August 15, 2007

.NET community news 2007 issue 1

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On a daily basis, I try to keep track of what's going on at the .NET community by reading blog entries, articles and stuff I ran into myself. I decided to compile the most important facts into a regular post here. Microsoft released a whitepaper on the most important features of Visual Studio 20...

August 3, 2007

Barbara turned 29!

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Last Tuesday, my girlfriend Barbara turned 29. Initially she didn't really want to celebrate this milestone, but at the end of last week she decided to invite some friends after all. Trying to get a just a few agendas aligned is extremely difficult. But somehow, this time everybody...

August 1, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is here!

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The signs have been very clear during the last couple of days, but it is finally official. Beta 2, which is 99% feature complete is there and can be downloaded immediately.

July 27, 2007

About free cocktails, dolphins and lots of fun

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We are already back for three weeks, but until now, I have not found the time yet to report on our great holiday. Including traveling time, the holiday lasted only ten days, which is way too short for fully enjoying the awesome Sandos Caracol Beach Resort. Since taking the ca...

July 16, 2007