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Design Patterns & Testability at dotNED and SDN

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March will be busy month for me. On Thursday the 26th of March, we will be hosting the monthly Dutch dotNED community at the Holiday Inn hotel in Leiden. I'll be talking about testability and design patterns by showing how Test Driven Development and Design Patterns can help you create highly mai...

March 15, 2009

New coding guidelines for C# 3.0

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Update June 29th, 2010This document has just gone through a major update for both C# 3.0 and C# 4.0. Read more about it here and get the document from http://www.csharpcodingguidelines.com/.I have been a long-time supporter of coding standards because I believe in its value as a way of improving ...

March 6, 2009

Hoorah, we have a daughter

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Last Sunday, the 22nd of February, my wife gave birth to a beautiful little girl listening to the name Teddie. She was born at 14:24 in the Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis in Delft and her weight was 3940 grams. She is very healthy, but when her mother’s water broke, we discovered that she dirtied her ...

February 24, 2009

The circle of most influencing community members

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Somebody recently asked me to name the top 5 of most influencing members from the software developer community. Since I spend a lot of my time reading books, articles and blog posts, that list is actually quite long. So I decided to name the six professionals who have been inspiring me the most i...

January 26, 2009

Black screen after upgrading to Windows 7 beta 1

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Today I've upgraded my 64-bit Windows Vista desktop to Windows 7 Beta 1. However, after a seemingly succesful in-place upgrade, I ended up in a black screen listing the Windows 7 build number (7000) in the lower right corner. Apart from a fully functional default mouse pointer, nothing happened, ...

January 17, 2009