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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

Technology session on P&P Software Factories on september 27th

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Maybe a bit late, but next Thursday, September 27th, I'll be presenting an open whiteboard session about the Patterns & Practices software factories I've been using in my current customer project. Check out the invitation at DotNED. The invitation is in Dutch, but the...

September 21, 2007

NHibernate vs Entity Framework

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Although Microsoft claims that the new Entity Framework is really not an OR/M product, if you look closely at the examples and the whitepapers, you'll agree with me that they are very similar. Nhibernate is an awesome product, and I've been using it for a long time now, but it currently...

September 5, 2007