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Between fun and work

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On Monday, we drove back from Las Vegas while doing a quick stop at another factory outlet mall and another stop at the local Frys electronics shop. Las Vegas was sunny but really cold (about 3 degrees Celsius) so we where happy to be back in LA and enjoy a nice 20 degrees. We left quite late in ...

November 17, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

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Since we were in LA anyway and they rented a convertible (particularly a Chrysler Sebring), Thomas and Ronald suggested to drive to Las Vegas on Sunday and return on Monday. So we went on a road trip to the City of Sin. It takes only 4,5 hours to drive there and there are plenty of Starbucks alon...

November 17, 2009

Arriving in LA, California

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Last Saturday, after a long 11-hour flight, I finally arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport. Fortunately, Lars Cornelissen, a German speaker which I met at the NRWConf 2009, was sitting next to me. So at least there was somebody to chat with and the flight was not utterly boring. Since...

November 17, 2009

Book Review: Art of Unit Testing

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Somehow this year has been one where I spend a lot time reading. Last week I finished Roy Osherove's The Art of Unit Testing, and I've almost finished reading Kent Beck's TDD by Example. After that, I'll jump right into Robert (Uncle Bob) Martin's Clean Code; A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsm...

September 29, 2009

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