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Hands-on with NHiberate

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You may have heard of NHiberate, the .NET variant of the famous Hibernate product, and you may understand the concept of an Object-Relational Mapper. But you may not have a clear picture of what it really can and does. Justin Gehtland published an article on that gives a quick i...

May 10, 2006

The Liskov Substitution Principle

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As Ordina is working on new C# 2.0 coding guidelines, last week I had a discussion with a colleague on object-oriented design. One important principle is the Liskov Substitution Principle which in a C# context is often written as “methods that use references to base classes must be able to use ob...

May 4, 2006

Copying & Pasting

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While reading this article, I ran into two must-have tools which should have been part of Visual Studio from the beginning. First of all, Smart Paster is a handy tool for pasting a chunk of text into a source file in various nicely formatted formats. Secondly, Copy Source As HTML allows you to co...

May 1, 2006

Moving to Software Factories

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You may have heard of Software Factories already, but failed to grasp the actual meaning of it. This two-pager should help to understand the fundamental ideas behind Software Factories and the way Microsoft and Ordina deal with them.

April 24, 2006

Redmond 2006 - A Trip Report

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Since I’m back, several colleagues and friends inquired about the trip to Redmond. But sadly, the last two weeks were a bit busy (both personally as well as professionally), so I simply did not find the time to write a trip report…up to now…The trip started on 10:00 Tuesday the 28th of March when...

April 19, 2006

Eastern wasn’t so good for me

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From a weather point-of-view, Eastern was quite good. I’ve visited Delft by bicycle for two days and enjoyed some nice beverages in the sun. However, it didn’t finish well. Yesterday morning I discovered that somebody couldn’t leave its hands off my car!!!! The lock was broken, the Pioneer DEH-P8...

April 19, 2006