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Tim Murphy

Tim is a Solutions Architect for PSC Group, LLC. He has been an IT consultant since 1999 specializing in Microsoft technologies. Along with running the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group and speaking on Microsoft and architecture topics he was also contributing author on "The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library".

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Tim Murphy's .NET Software Architecture Blog Adventures in Architecting and Developing .NET April 2006 Entries
Iterative and User Centered
My current project is making me see more and more that iterative development with constant input from the end users is the best way to have a successful outcome. Recently I was involved in a conference call with the end users and the business representatives. These representatives had given us all of our requirements and we had no direct contact with the people in the field. BIG MISTAKE! This was compounded by the fact that the client is following a very waterfall approach with tons of documentation. ......

Posted On Thursday, April 27, 2006 12:51 AM

Rocky Presents CSLA.NET 2.0 at CNUG
Rocky Lhotka visited the Downers Grove Microsoft office this evening to present to a packed (around 170 people) CNUG meeting. He presented as comprehensive a coverage of CSLA.NET 2.0 as could be done in two hours. In that time he covered much of the same material as he did on dnrTV, except that in this format you have the opportunity to pick his brain. One topic that the group seemed to have an interest in is data driven authorization as he was asked it by a couple of people. Rocky explained it is ......

Posted On Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:17 AM

Writing Another Chapter?
Ok. So I am a glutton for punishment. I just finish writing a chapter on the Logging Application Block and was starting to research some new topics. Now I have agreed to write a chapter on the Cryptography Application Block. Hopefully with the experience of the first one under my belt this one will go a little faster. I need to get cranking so that the book can meet the July publishing date. Stay tuned and see how things turn out ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:11 AM

Fun with Oracle CLOBs
We have been having prolonged adventures with this wonderful data type on my current project. We are storing XML data in a CLOB field. In the beginning we used the Oracle ODP.NET provider. When we got into performance testing we found that saving this data killed our performance. A couple of the developers did some testing and found that the Microsoft Oracle provider worked at least an order of magnitude better. I was a little skeptical about moving to the Microsoft provider because I remembered ......

Posted On Thursday, April 13, 2006 5:26 PM

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