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Quotes from QCon

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One of the funny things of this QCon is the many tweets that the attendees have been throwing into the world wide web. That's great for a speaker because now they get immediate feedback on their performance, both good and bad. These are some of the quotes I found funny, inspiring or refreshing: ...

November 4, 2010

Agile Architecture according to Dan North

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Updated on March 3rd 2012 with a PDF of Dan North’s mind map On the first day of the QCon conference in San Francisco, I attended a full-day tutorial titled "Secrets of Agile Architecture" hosted by Dan North. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was hoping for some refreshingly new insight...

November 3, 2010

A weekend in San Francisco

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This week I'll be attending QCON, an international conference on architecture and Agile held in San Francisco. Because a flight on Sunday was 400 euros more expensive than a flight on Saturday, I decided to rent a nice convertible and use the day off to take a nice road trip through the area to t...

November 1, 2010

Silverlight Cookbook: ViewModels, Coroutines and Binding Conventions

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This post is part of a series of blog posts detailing various aspects of the Silverlight Cookbook, an initiative to demonstrate proper design choices for building enterprise-class line-of-business applications with Silverlight (and WPF if you will). It currently consists out of the following part...

October 26, 2010

ALM Practices Part 12: Reducing Technical Debt

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What is it? Technical Debt is every change to your code base that does not comply with the usual level of quality your team has agreed upon. Since this level of quality has been introduced to guarantee a healthy code base throughout the life time of the system, introducing technical debt essenti...

October 19, 2010