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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

Storyotypes in Visual Studio 2010

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Storyotypes are stereotypes for user stories that can help to define the right scope for your user stories. You can read more about these in the article Using Storyotypes to Split Bloated XP Stories and these slides. Team Foundation Server 2010 includes a new VSTS for Agile process template close...

January 8, 2010

ALM Development Practices Part 1: An Introduction

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As part of my many assignments, I’m compiling a bunch of Application Lifecycle Management practices into a set of development guidelines for bootstrapping our internal projects using Team Foundation Server. I’ve decided to share these with the community so that others may benefit from it as well....

January 4, 2010