D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

November 2009 Entries

MVVM Compared To MVC and MVP

At the recent Calgary Tech Days event I did a presentation on building composite applications with WPF and Silverlight. One question that I get asked frequently when I get to the part of explaining MVVM is how its different from patterns that seem too similar or identical, with MVC and MVP typically being the two common ones raised. Usually my answer is that MVVM is very similar to the others, but it implies *stuff* that’s specific to Silverlight and WPF (how binding works, commanding, etc.). Unfortunately ......

Winnipeg SQL Server UG November Event – Highlights from the PASS Summit

November Event: Highlights from the PASS Summit Michael DeFehr, Protegra The annual summit for the Professional Association for SQL Server was held in Seattle in the first week of November. With over 160 sessions, thousands of attendees and dozens of SQL server MVPs, it was a huge success and the information exchange was high-bandwidth to say the least. Mike DeFehr attended the event and is attempting to recover by attending another conference this week. He will be back in town and mostly recovered ......

Winnipeg .NET UG November Event – Amir Barylko and Automocking

Amir Barylko will be presenting on Automocking at the Winnipeg .NET User Group event on Thursday November 19th! Mocking is an excellent tool to allow us to focus on testing a particular class without worrying about the dependencies. However, setting up the dependencies can be a tedious, repetitive task. We will see how using an IoC container combined with Rhino Mocks will help us to define base classes to target on testing just one feature at a time. Amir Barylko is an IT consultant with 14 years ......

November Winnipeg SharePoint User Group Event

The next Winnipeg SharePoint UG event will be on Tuesday, November 24th at 5:30 PM. Same location as always: 17th floor conference room at the Richardson Building (One Lombard Place). Pizza will be provided. Presentation abstract is below, and to register please visit our registration site here. Architecting SharePoint Solutions Presenter: Juan Larios During the last year or so, Juan Larios has been working for a local client and has had a chance to architect solutions to common problems that many ......

Each Team Needs A Star

I was thinking of getting a new football jersey…here are some options. What do you think? Now before you all start making funny comments about how none of these apply to the Falcons (jerks ;) ), how about we focus on the words themselves. Why don’t we see jerseys like these? Don’t we want to show off our teams abilities and talents? Yes and no. When I go to a professional football game, I assume that the players know how to tackle, catch a ball, throw a block, run the ball, etc. I assume the coaches ......