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Moving to Software Factories

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You may have heard of Software Factories already, but failed to grasp the actual meaning of it. This two-pager should help to understand the fundamental ideas behind Software Factories and the way Microsoft and Ordina deal with them.

April 24, 2006

Redmond 2006 - A Trip Report

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Since I’m back, several colleagues and friends inquired about the trip to Redmond. But sadly, the last two weeks were a bit busy (both personally as well as professionally), so I simply did not find the time to write a trip report…up to now…The trip started on 10:00 Tuesday the 28th of March when...

April 19, 2006

Eastern wasn’t so good for me

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From a weather point-of-view, Eastern was quite good. I’ve visited Delft by bicycle for two days and enjoyed some nice beverages in the sun. However, it didn’t finish well. Yesterday morning I discovered that somebody couldn’t leave its hands off my car!!!! The lock was broken, the Pioneer DEH-P8...

April 19, 2006

Managed Debugging Assistents on the rescue

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In several projects, I’ve been heavily using COM and other interop-related technologies. The pain with these technologies is that is often very difficult to track down bugs and interop mismatches. The same applies to working with No-Touch Deployment. Problems that occur while loading the applicat...

April 13, 2006

Back from Redmond

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Just to let everybody know that I’m working on an extensive trip report. Just be patient…

April 13, 2006

Redmond, here we come…

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In the last couple of months, me and five fellow consultants have been attending Microsoft Netherlands’ Lead Enterprise Architect Program. Up to now, this program consisted of four evenings in which Microsoft consultants elaborated on how their products and components can be used in the daily cha...

March 22, 2006

Two days at the DevDays 2006

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I’ve just completed two days of intensive knowledge consumption in which I attended several sessions about all of the major .NET news for 2006. Of course, I’m talking about the Microsoft Developer Days 2006 in the Amsterdam RAI. Just to give you an impression, the guy in the purple sweater is me....

March 8, 2006

RSS feed has been fixed

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An attempt to reorganize my server with Norton Partition Magic screwed my primary partition. I had to reinstall my machine. While doing that, I managed to fix the RSS feed for my blog, so don’t forget to update your reader.

February 23, 2006

Ordina at the Microsoft Developer Days 2006

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If you live in the Netherlands, don’t forget to subscribe for the Microsoft Developer Days that will happen in Amsterdam on the 7th and 8th of March. Ordina is one of main sponsors and will have a dedicated location on the show. As far as it looks now, I’m going to give a short demonstration of O...

February 23, 2006

Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Upgraders Guide

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I’ve recently completed reading Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Upgraders Guide. It’s a fairly recent book that deals with the new features of ASP.NET 2.0 and targets an audience that has quite some experience with ASP.NET 1.0. As an experienced .NET developer I was looking for a book that would bring me up...

February 23, 2006