There is no better time to start a new blog than the start of a new year. My interest in .NET has been waning for a while now. I know GWB is a technology community, not just a .NET community but I think it best to have my own site and the like.
I want to thank Jeff Julian and John Alexander for the outstanding community and allowing me to set up shop here. Keep in touch.
Here is my new blog.
I was chatting with former NTeam-er Jonas Antonsson a few weeks ago and the topic of why finding developers for open source projects is so difficult. I guess finding those interested is relatively simple but actually getting contributions is the difficult part. Of the 50 that signed up for NTeam, only eight that I can count have contributed. This struck me as very strange and I mentioned it to Jonas and his response was that most developers are intimidated by the complexities of open source projects. ......
In case you missed it, the August CTP of Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0 is available. Check it out here
I have posted a new version of my CodeGen tool Gen.NET 0.5.1. There are no new major features but you can now generate projects compliant in VS.NET 2002 and 2003 as well as create stand-alone class files instead of creating a whole new project.
The binaries are here
The sources are here
The Patterns and Practices community site has gathered together a collection of resources for the use of the Enterprise Library components. View them here
What an outstanding book!!!! If you have not read it, you should do so immediately. Here is Amazon's link. The author is Michael Cusumano (also the author of Microsoft Secrets). Chapter 2: Strategy for Software Companies: What to think about, was so good, I read it three times. And chapter 4: Best Practices in Software Development: Beyond the Software Factory discusses some of the details of Netscape's fall (and it wasn't really Microsoft - if anyone else knows of any other independent sources of ......
Here are two posts concerning development that I think would be beneficial for everyone to read: The first concerns the future of Microsoft's Application Blocks, or Blue Bricks. Many of us all ready use them in applications but before making a decision to use them in future applications, you should know what Microsoft has planned for them. http://weblogs.asp.net/fmar... The second concerns Microsoft's decision not to keep the Components tray in the designer. Be sure ......