Monthly Archives: March 2007

XMLSerializer and dependencies not found

The XMLSerializer needs permissions to the Windows\Temp directory to work as it compiles an assembly on the fly. Without permissions you may get file i/o exceptions raised during serialization.   Usually the error looks something like:   File or assembly … Continue reading

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DDD5, call for speakers!

We are now calling for speakers for DDD5. DDD is organized by the UK community for the UK community so, as before, there will be no Microsoft speakers  on the day, just advice from people at the sharp end. Microsoft will … Continue reading

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London .NET user group tonight: 28 March

We have had quite a few signups for my LINQ presentation tonight, so I just wanted to re-iterate the usual warning that it is first come first served until we hit the fire limit (50 people). We don’t usually overflow, because … Continue reading

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CI Factory, Simian and discovering tools

Zi pointed me in the direction of CI factory. We already have a good set of Nant build scripts here that a few guys have toiled away on that do build and deployment for us, so it is not that … Continue reading

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Technical Debt

Jeremy Miller adds to my comments on the ratio of test code to production code to point out that you should not let the put you off. It is a great amplification because my post was not intended to frighten anyone … Continue reading

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eBay does not use stored procedures

It was interesting at the MSDN Roadshow yesterday to see one DB developers reaction to LINQ. His attitude was a common one from the DB community toward ORM products that use dynamic sql that ‘real applications use stored procedures’. Usually … Continue reading

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Gavin Joyce open sourcing DotNetKicks

Gavin Joyce has decided to open source DotNetKicks becuase of the time pressure of other commitments. He is looking for contributors to the project here. It could prove to be a really valuable community resource.   Gavin appears to be … Continue reading

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