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How to split a solution into projects

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Yesterday, a colleague of mine asked for some guidance on how to partition a Visual Studio solution into individual projects. Instead of simply answering his email I thought that blogging about it may be useful for others as well, so here are my rules: In general, have as few projects as possi...

February 11, 2010

Silverlight Reference Architecture revisited

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Update October 2010: I’ve started a new in-depth series on my current Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture. In July I posted about my considerations for a Silverlight Reference Architecture, and in December I talked about it in my chalk’n’talk session on architecture, WCF RIA Services and Silver...

February 11, 2010

DevDays 2010 wildcard proposal: Is Entity Framework 4.0 ready for the real thing?

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Introduced in the 2009 edition, this year’s Microsoft Developer Days is again offering wildcard sessions to anyone who posted a proposal on their Facebook site. Obviously I posted a proposal as well, and partly thanks to the community and partly because there were only eight proposals, my proposa...

February 1, 2010

ALM Practices Part 2: Peer Reviews

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What is it? A formal review of all code and artifacts related to a requirement or task by another person than the original developer. Rework because of review comments must be revalidated afterwards. Why would you do that? Because the average developer introduces 10-50 bugs per 10...

February 1, 2010

Software Development Practices from the Real World; On Repeat

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On Saturday February 27th, the Dutch DotNED user group, Aviva Solutions and Oosterkamp Training & Consultancy will be hosting a full day session on software quality. The session will be mostly held by myself, but I will be accompanied by my colleagues Jonne Kats and Peter Hesseling. Unfortun...

January 19, 2010