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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 February 2008 Entries
Pay Attention To Your Start Page
There are so many things that pass by our gaze, but we just don't pay any attention to them. I discovered today that the Start Page of Visual Studio is one of those things that I don't notice. I start my day by picking a project to open, but what is that on the right hand side? In true 80s speak "Oh my gosh". Yes those are blog entries. Ok, so some times I can get so preoccupied that I miss the obvious. Don't do the same thing. Check out the blog entries. Today there were some good ones from Scott ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:30 PM

Standing Your Ground - Doing What's Right For The Project
Many times as you go through the phases of a project you may get pressure to do a quick fix just to be able to close a phase. You may even be told others what the fix to your work should be. The question is if you are sure it is the right fix. Sometimes even though those around you are ready to roll heads some times you have to stop everything, take a step back and research if the solution on the table is right or just fast. Often the fast solutions end up generating more problems because no one ......

Posted On Monday, February 11, 2008 5:56 AM

The Difference Between Working At The Office Or At Home
Today was yet another snow day in the Chicago Area. The client sent us home around lunch time. Since I don't have remote access to the client I had the unusual experience of trying to get work done at home for the client (grab all the files you need and put them on a thumb drive). I got to thinking about the difference between the office and home and I figured it would be fun to put down a few of these thoughts. Office Have most things you need at your finger tips Direct access to servers You can ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 6, 2008 1:45 PM

Blog Like You Would Write A Book
When you write a book you start with an idea, turn it into an outline, then write a draft which then goes through multiple edit iterations. This is the same way that I believe you should write blog posts. There are several reasons for this. The first reason is that you want your blog to represent you in a professional manner. A clean and well organized set of thoughts are the best way to accomplish this. The second is that as you read and reread your work you will find places that it could use more ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 5, 2008 9:41 PM

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