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12
Jun 12
This blog has been pretty quiet for a year now. There's a few reasons for that. Probably the biggest reason is that I view this as a space where I talk about .NET things. Or software development. While I've been doing the latter for the past year, I haven't been doing the former.Yes, I took a trip to the dark side. I started with Ning 11 months ago, ......

01
Apr 11

I just got notice that I’ve been renewed as an MVP for the 5th year!

Congrats to all the other MVPs that got renewal notices – or awarded for the first time – today.



I found out today that, if you go to Help >> Troubleshooting in VS2010 (SP1), you’ll get lots of cool performance recommendations. You can also see these at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff716700



I’m not the first to post this, by any means. However, you can try Azure for 30 days, free of charge. Details are at http://bit.ly/CRAzurePass. You’ll need to use promotion code DPCE01 (that’s a “zero” not an “o”).



WCF services under Azure have a nasty habit of not really telling you what you need to know. Having fought through this – and having been challenged to find exactly what I needed in a Google search, I thought I’d add some more specific info here. Before I do, let me say thanks to Steve Marx, whose blog posts and forum answers pointed me in the right ......

The Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta is an annual event held in Denver in late February or early March. The last couple of these have been amazing events, with great speakers like Beth Massi, Scott Hanselman, David Yack, Kathleen Dollard, Ben Hoelting, Paul Nielsen… need I go on? Registration is open at http://www.rmtechtrifecta.com. The speaker list hasn’t ......

Okay, this is one I’ve been meaning to write for far too long. (So long, in fact, that NDepend 3 is released already, and has been for some time now.) One of the indispensable tools I use is NDepend. This is a great code analysis tool, providing not only valuable insight into our code base, but also visualization tools that let me easily convey a sense ......

One of the things that I failed to mention in yesterday’s post is that this series is going to be descriptive, not prescriptive. The biggest reason for that is that my experience is rather narrow in some regards, and I have some advantages that other developers and architects don’t enjoy. For example, the VP of Software at CCI (who I don’t report to, ......

Mere minutes after I posted on “architectural refactoring,” Keith Nicholas has commented about the unsuitability of the term. He said: you'd be better off calling it "evolutionary design" The dilution of the word refactoring is disturbing, there's a certain rigor to "factorization" which shouldn't destroy the product. refactoring != a cool way to say ......

I’m delighted to reveal that I’ve been accepted to speak at the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) IT Architecture Conference (ITARC) in New York City, September 22-24th. I’ll be speaking on effective architecture refactoring… or, in other words, telling people about the mistakes I made, in the hopes that they won’t have to repeat ......

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