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Day 2

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Well, it was a very difficult morning indeed. Last night, we went to Olaf Conijn's party at the beach of Montgat and met with him, his twin sister Judith and Don Smith, Product Manager of P&P. Each of us brought some drinks and snacks and we had a great time talking about lots of useless stuf...

November 7, 2007

First day at the TechEd Developer 2007

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In contrast to last year's TechEd, the first day is not a pre-conference day, but starts with the traditional keynote. However, we did not know that it would not start until 14:00. So we used the morning to do some shopping and getting ourselves a nice (but cheap) breakfast in the sun. I finally ...

November 6, 2007

Arrived at Barcelona

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Yesterday, after a reasonably short flight, we arrived at a sunny Barcelona. Even though Transavia is not famous for their luxurious seats, Internet check-in allows choosing your own seats 24 hours up-front, so picking the ones near the emergency exists was easy. I arrived at Schiphol Airport at ...

November 5, 2007

Aviva Solutions at the TechED Developer Europe 2007

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Well, not entirely true, but this year, I have been working closely with the Service Factory team of Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices lead by Don Smith.At the beginning of this year, they’ve started development on a new generation of their famous Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition...

November 1, 2007

Design Patterns session on October 11th and 25th

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Architecture, software factories, frameworks; terms you may have heard of quite often these days. It is expected that any serious software developer knows exactly what they mean. But many forget that all of these concepts are based on the foundations provided by well-known patterns. These pattern...

September 29, 2007