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A Curious Mind #tastic September 2007 Entries
Layer on Layer
Though I may not be correct on the actual layers I find thinking about this stuff interesting. It all started when I was reading about Elixer and SQLAlchemy. Other Groups NHQG on ActiveRecord ActiveRecord on NHibernate NHibernate on SQL VB.Net on C C on Assembly Assembly on Binary ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 9:04 AM


What topics am I interested in?

Agile in the Enterprise

How and when to bring DSLs into a program

Listening to what everyone has to say.

Seeing what tools everyone is using.

Basking in the pro-agile, pro-get stuff done environment.

How to best leverage some of the new .Net 3.0 Compiler stuff (are there anon delegates in VB.Net 3.0?)

Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 9:00 AM

Agile Architect Part II
"Individuals and Interactions over process and tools" I have been rereading some of the foundational assets of Agile community and the first section of the Agile manifesto is really ringing loud and clear to me right now. One of the ways that I am trying to take the architect role to the next level here at the bank is by valuing individuals and interactions. I am taking time to expose my team members to new ways of thinking about development and get their thoughts on the state of software development ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:59 AM

More to life than coding?
I was reading my friends blog at And this raises an important question. Its important because to become good at anything you have to experience other things. Which pretty much just echo's what Rob was saying all along. Some examples that have been enlightening to me have been: The give and take in bicycle design (why can't they just switch gears at any time?) Has helped me to frame the cost ......

Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2007 2:16 PM

Application Centric
So the last few weeks have been pretty enlightening. After having talked to a couple of DBAs as well as having the pleasure of sitting through the opening pitches of a "Data Mastery" consulting firm it has become apparent to me that I think of IT in a very Application Centric view point. To clarify this, I believe that all things are first and foremost subservient to the business but the level after that is the application and then the database. It is my opinion that the application is central to ......

Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2007 6:24 AM

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