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Patterns & Practices’ Web Service Factory

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While deeply mourning over losing my Idols Contest (well, a little bit), I visited Don Smith's introduction of the P&P's Web Service Software Factory. Since we at Ordina have a lot of experience with software factories through its DSL-based SMART-Microsoft Software Factory, I was eager t...

November 9, 2006

Not this year…

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Well, I just had my take in the 2006 TechED Idols Contest, and I lost. In the third wave, five contestants got a chance, but a Belgian student gave a fancy demo as if he has been doing that all his live. Well, I've tried and I give myself credits for that. The judges thought that I did ...

November 9, 2006

D-Day

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Well, here we are at the fourth day of the 2006 TechED for Developers in Barcelona. Today I will to have to show the Idols Contest jury what I have to offer on presentation skills. Unfortunately, yesterday evening was also the right time to be at the Dutch Country drink in Barcelona Cit...

November 9, 2006

Halfway through the 2006 TechED for Developers

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Well, here we are at the third day of a week full of technobabble and mostly nerdish guys trying to gain some attention from all those Microsoft gurus. The day started with a presentation on the class object model of Sharepoint Portal 2007 and Windows Sharepoint Services 2007 and w...

November 8, 2006

TechED Idols Contest Wave 2

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During Wednesday's lunch, the second round of the 2006 TechED Idols Contest completed with another wave of three speakers. The first one, an Italian student (part of the 2006 Imagine Cup winner team), showed a very nice demo of a Windows Sidebar Gadget hooked up to a Bluetooth heartrate mon...

November 8, 2006