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A day and night at the NRW09 Conference in Germany

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About 1,5 year ago I first met Daniel Fisher when he and two colleagues from NewTelligence, a German consultancy firm, hosted a full-day session on advanced .NET 3.0. During the breaks, we ended up talking about software factories and stayed in contact through MSN and email. Since then, he star...

September 1, 2009

Defining a reference architecture for Silverlight LOBs

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Update October 2010: I’ve started a new in-depth series on my current Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture. Recently I've been catching up on Silverlight by reading Pro Silverlight 2 in C# and the many blogs and articles on Silverlight 3 and I'm seriously impressed. The reason for this sudden in...

July 29, 2009

NHibernate 2.1.0 GA with LINQ and Fluent

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NHibernate 2.1.0 GA has just been released on SourceForge, so I thought it useful to compile the latest versions of both Fluent NHibernate (revision 530) and the NHibernate.LINQ (revision 915) against this new build. You can download them in one package from here.

July 19, 2009

Book Review: Code Complete 2nd Edition

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A few months ago, me and colleague Jonne Kats had a discussion on whether or not to refactor a single- line non-intuitive expression in a properly named method. Just for the sake of the argument, I was against this particular instance, and he was in favor of many very small methods. I felt it was...

July 18, 2009

Slides and demo code for my TDD/SOLID talk at DevDays 2009

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Even though it was just a wildcard session (people had to vote for my proposal), the room had a capacity of only 50 people, and the DevDays organization forgot to list the wildcard sessions on the website, I was very happy to see that the room was more than full. Although I had quite a lot of con...

June 1, 2009