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Day two of the TechED 2006 for Developers

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Because the first day of the 2006 TechED for Developers in Barcelona was actually a pre-conference day, the second day started with the traditional keynote. I thought that the first speaker (don’t recall his name), was a bit uninspiring for the 3800 developers. But they called a little eleven yea...

November 8, 2006

TechEd Idols Contest Wave 1

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At 19:00 I went to see the first wave of the Idols Contest in the Exhibition Lounge. Wow, competition is huge this first year. The first speaker, a UK guy, give an extremely smooth presentation like he was an oiled machine. Noted, he took too much time, has a very annoying voice and he would fit ...

November 8, 2006

Ordina Software Factory at the TechED 2006

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Tom Hollander, Product Manager for Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices team, was at the TechED to share their future plans on software factories. Since we have been using the Domain Specific Language tools for almost a year now, Tom asked us to provide a 15 minute demonstration of our SMART-Micr...

November 7, 2006

A day of ASP.NET AJAX (TechEd Day 1)

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On Monday, I've been attending the pre-conference session on ASP.NET AJAX (formerly referred to as ATLAS) brought to us by Wintellect's Jeff Prosise. From what I read before, I thought it was merely some kind of SDK which primary purpose is to allow page updates without a full post-back and heavi...

November 7, 2006

Barcelona at night

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Yesterday (Sunday), we arrived at Barcelona at around four o’clock in the afternoon. We had no delays at Schiphol and the flight took fifteen minutes less than expected. A shuttle bus organized by the TechED organization was supposed to bring us to our hotel, the Hesperia Metropol in downtown Bar...

November 6, 2006