Monthly Archives: July 2007

VS 2008 Beta 2 is out

Beta 2 of VS 2008 is out. This is feature complete and a go live license is available. Having used the CTP’s, I’m still keen to spin up this release as soon as and looking forward to seeing the performance … Continue reading

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IronRuby

From conversations I have realized that a few people are not aware that John Lam has announced the appearance of IronRuby. Regular readers will know that I have been learning Ruby as my ‘new language every year’ so I am … Continue reading

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Tim Ottinger on how TDD challenges your conventions

Tim has a great summary of how TDD challenges assumptions and changes the way you think about good code. Great post, run over there and read it now. Tim’s advice to throw anything out of your coding standard that does … Continue reading

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DDD5 C# 3.0 Slides

Oliver Sturm has put up the slides for the two talks around C#3.0 he and I gave at DDD5. I’ll post more about  implementing Specifications in C# 3.0 to amplify on this session shortly.   One quick note is that the ideas for Ruby … Continue reading

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The problems of promoting good developers

Rob Walling has a thoughtful blog, and interesting discussion in the comments on the issue of good developers being promoted away from what they are good at – delivering solutions – into higher level management positions. It does seem to … Continue reading

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Geek Dinner 24 July

Zi Makki is putting together a geek dinner on 24 July. The usual suspects from London .NET user group will be there, with others, so go on over to Zi’s wiki and sign up.

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London .NET user group 19th July

Our Thursday the 19th session will be from Paypal and Skype, and take place at Skype’s offices at: 2 Stephen Street, London W1T 1AN Map The planned presentations are: PayPal Demonstrate new .NET SDKs Demonstrate Express Checkout API calls. Other … Continue reading

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Most journalists just reprint press releases

My copy of London’s free newspaper, the Metro tells me that the iPhone is a must have because it uses advanced EDGE technology. Sadly for the Metro’s journalists EDGE,  is a step back from our current leading edge phone wireless … Continue reading

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Agile and Documentation

There is a myth floating around, for example in Frans Bourma’s recent blog, that Agile methodologies tell you not to do documentation. It may be time to put the record straight. Much of the confusion stems I suspect from the … Continue reading

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MVP again

I’ve been made a C# MVP again as of July 2007. It is really great to know that Microsoft appreciate all the effort those of us who, speak, blog, run user groups, write books, answer questions in forums, and organize … Continue reading

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