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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 September 2006 Entries
Another Podcast to Add to Your List
The other day I was looking to see if any new podcasts had popped up around .NET Development or Software Architecture. Well I did find one. Net Objectives has started (OK, they have been doing this since May) a podcast on Lean-Agile. I have only listened to the first episode so far. While the host, Jim Trott, has a monotone, metered presentation I was impressed by his conversation the company's founder Alan Shalloway. In the first episode Alan gives one of the best descriptions of Agile development ......

Posted On Friday, September 29, 2006 8:53 AM

Enterprise Library 3 Defined
Tom Hollander has posted what the initial feature list of changes for the next version of the Enterprise Library will consist of. One item on the list made me think that they have really taken on a challenge. There is a new application block proposed for validation. I look at things like the client side validation control and the business rule scheme that Rocky uses in CSLA.NET and I just wish I could be a fly on the wall when they go to build this. It is going to be fun to come up with a solution ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:35 AM

Aspiring Architect Webcasts
I saw this post and it got me interested.  I looked through some of the topics and they seem like they would be valuable.  I can't tell from the site if any of these are in English.  If they aren't I would like to see them presented as such as well.  Any alternate resources or viewpoints are always welcome in the architecture space.

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 11:07 AM

Ahsan Is Blogging
An associate of mine at Daugherty has started to blog.  It will be interesting to see what topics he decides to cover.  I know that lately his interests have been around message queues.  Good luck Ahsan.

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 10:37 AM

Podcast on Extensibility
Craig Shoemaker has done is usual outstanding job with the latest installments of his Polymophic Podcast. The last two shows have been a thought provoking interview with Miguel Castro. In it they discuss design patterns that can be used to allow for greater flexibility and extensibility when building applications. This is a topic that has interested me for a while now, especially patterns such as Dependency Injection which give the ability to define at run time the way that an application will act. ......

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 10:45 AM

How Quickly We Jump to Conclusions
As architects it is our job to think things through. We are paid to work out possibilities and evaluate issues in the context of what already exists. I was reminded of these facts the other day when a couple of developers brought an issue to me where they were saying a product was not capable of producing the required results. A knowledgeable developer on that product said we would have to create extra custom components to get around this “feature”. I quickly jumped into scramble mode ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 2:14 AM

The Hidden Cost of Scope Reduction
Scope reduction in a project is generally seen as a positive activity. In small applications this is generally true. This is not always the case though, especially in an enterprise environment. The key determining factor is the down steam impact of removing the feature from scope. If the item has already been planned for by other project teams the rework could be more expensive then what is being saved. Does eliminating the task mean that other applications need to plan for development or processes ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 1:24 AM

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