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Universal Apps, WP8.1, xUnit2 or what else is new in Fluent Assertions 3.1

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Yesterday, much later than planned, Fluent Assertions 3.1 as well as its companion project Fluent Assertions for Xamarin were released on Github and NuGet. As is becoming quite common this year, the honors for most active contributors once again go to Adam Voss and Oren Novotny. Next to being the...

July 29, 2014

QCon New York Day 1: Micro-services, Team Latency and the Lean Enterprise

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So now that I've got the unofficial part of this trip behind me and I managed to get through a very in-depth full day workshop on reactive extensions in JavaScript with my limited JavaScript experience, it is time for the main part of the conference. As is customary at QCon, each day always start...

June 12, 2014

The Staring Game aka The Art of Social Intelligence

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So here I am in New York, all alone and looking for something fun to do during a rainy day preceding QCon New York. The Empire State Building was covered in clouds so what can you do? Well, you go to meetup.com and browse the many events that happen in a big city like this. Country dancing and ro...

June 11, 2014

Time to break with the past a.k.a. Fluent Assertions 3.0

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Boy do I love the .NET community. Since I moved Fluent Assertions to Github, people have been creating 32 forks and provided me with 37 pull requests. In fact, release 3.0 has been made possible by the likes of Adam Voss (who provided a lot of those pull requests), Maarten Balliauw (for setting u...

May 20, 2014

QCon: The Culture Engine; How to build High Performance Teams

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Sometimes you run into a workshop that you didn't have any particular expectations for and then your mind is completely blown. That happened to me on the first day of tutorials here at QCon San Francisco. "By whom?" I hear you asking. Well, by Steve Peha and Amr Elssamadisy and heavily supported ...

November 22, 2013

Noticeable quotes from QCon San Francisco 2013

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As with any conference, speakers and attendees tend to make a lot of interesting, inspiring or funny statements. QCon 2013 was no different. Some key takeaways: “Can't tune until you have real users.”  (Stephen Rylander) "If someone comes in suggesting that we move a release date… we mock t...

November 15, 2013

QCon Day 3: About JavaScript, Scaling GitHub and Twitter, and Cultural Diversity

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Man, it really feels like we've been around for ages, but this is just the 3rd day of QCon San Francisco. After a quick breakfast at the local Starbucks we dropped in on another keynote, right after the daily introduction by all track owners. The keynote was done by Brendan Eich, the inventor of ...

November 15, 2013

QCon Day 2: Persons, Groups and Teams

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Although I did get the feeling that QCon isn't at the same quality level as the last time I was here, I did manage to pick up a considerable amount of new ideas and insights on the first day. Not anything mind blowing, but still worth the trip. So let's see what the 2nd day did bring us. The day...

November 13, 2013