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ReSharper versus CodeRush through the eyes of a keyboard addict

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I've been a very long-time and very happy user of ReSharper, and I’ve become very dependent of it. I wouldn't know what to do with a plain Visual Studio 2010 installation. However, I also heard many great things about the combination of DevExpress's CodeRush and their Refactor! Pro products. Appa...

November 29, 2010

The subtleties of Silverlight’s cross-browser compatibility

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Last week we put our first full-blown Silverlight 4 line-of-business application into production, and just yesterday, we’ve run into our first production issue. Consider the width specifications of the DataGrid columns in this XAML fragment: This XAML file was generated by Expression Blend and h...

November 16, 2010

More quotes from QCon

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Well, QCon 2010 is over, so it is time to travel back to the Netherlands and finally see my wife and daughter again. However, after the previous post, the quotes have been coming in on Twitter space. So, to complete one of the most intense conferences ever, here are some more funny, inspiring and...

November 6, 2010

Deliberate Discovery, No SQL and CQRS at QCon

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The 2nd day of QCon was not one where I chose wisely. My focus for this conference was everything Agile and anything from the well-known speakers. So I ignored most sessions that had words like REST, SQL or Java in it. How wrong I was…. But I did not discover that until I heard and read about all...

November 5, 2010

Pretotyping, Best Patterns and History Lessons

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The compression ratio of the content versus the timing available is quite high here at QCon. Already at the first official day, I attended 7 (!) talks. That's quite a lot of information to process. Unfortunately, the difference in quality is really noticeable. Some talks were absolutely awesome a...

November 4, 2010