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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 January 2013 Entries
DZone MVB Goody Box Arrives
There are small perks that go along with blogging. In this case it looks like it is cubical war time. I got home yesterday to find that DZone had sent a goody box including stickers, post cards, a cozy, ref cards, note pad, a thumb drive and best of all ICBMs (Inter-Cubical Ballistic Missiles). Very cool. So what is all this for. This blog is reposed on a regular basis on DZone where I am part of the MVB (Most Valuable Blogger) program. Be sure to check out my posts and all the content on DZone. ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:19 AM

Learn A New Programming Language Every Year?
I heard someone mention the other day that they have forgotten more programming languages than most developers have learned and it made me remember all the suggestions to learn a new language every year. I have probably even made this suggestion before. As I thought about it I realized that it isn’t important for it to be a language that your learn, it is just important that you learn something new. Experiment with a new platform, study data theory, join the enemy’s camp and understand their point ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:35 AM

The Importance Of R&D For Consultants
In most companies it is important to keep up with the latest technologies. In a consulting firm it is critical because what you are selling is knowledge and experience. The ability for a consultant to advise a client both from a business perspective and from a technology perspective adds to the value of your people. The business knowledge relies on real world experience, but the technology knowledge mean many hours of research and prototyping with betas. A company needs to look at the time and money ......

Posted On Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:07 PM

ITA Big Data Event
The ITA/TechNexus host the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group meeting as well as many user groups and events. There is an upcoming event on Big Data that you may be interested in if you are in the Chicago area. Below is the information. Check it out and support our host. Register here. Tags: ITA,TechNexus,Big Data,CITAG,Chicago Information Technology Architects Group,events ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:19 PM

January 2013 Chicago IT Architect Group Summary
This month we had a great turn out. I was glad to see so many people come out on a cold Chicago evening. Shankar kept the subject as light as possible with a number of humorous images and one liners. The presentation was packed wall-to-wall with information for those of us who had not investigate NoSQL up to this point. I came a way feeling that this is a subject deserves a lot more attention and could also take a lifetime to become proficient in. I am encouraged that there are solutions such as ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:18 PM

Blog Goals For 2013
It is the beginning of a new year. No better time to take a look what we want to accomplish over the next year. My first goal is to have more Windows 8 and Windows Phone development content. This is a technology that I really enjoy developing for and I see challenges that every developer would like answers to. Things are also evolving on a daily basis which gives us a lot to discover and discuss. I am also looking to have more architecture topics. These will be both high level concepts and integration ......

Posted On Monday, January 14, 2013 12:05 PM

Is Android Good For Consumers?
This Christmas our household got its first Android devices. They were a couple of off-brand tablets and I have come to hate them. We bought them because they were cheaper. In this post I will be looking at this from an average consumer perspective. What was the experience and how does it affect my view of the platform. The main issue is the ability to download apps. This particular tablet did not come with the Google Play Store app. Instead it came with a link to download the Amazon Store app. I ......

Posted On Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:10 AM

First Chicago IT Architects Meeting Of 2013
It seems we all survived the end of the world. Welcome to 2013. The Chicago IT Architects Group is kicking off the year with our first meeting on January 15th. Shankar Ramanchandran will be discussing NoSQL In Cloudy Skies. Be sure to come out and join us and get to know the other people in the Chicago area that work in the IT architecture space. Please register at the link below so that we can get you through building security and order enough food. See you there. ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:40 PM

Passing Certification For Enterprise Windows Phone 7.5 Apps
Your Enterprise Windows Phone 7.5 application has different requirements and restrictions than the majority of apps in the store. While we now have Windows Phone 8 with different distribution methods, your client may still have 7.X devices that require using targeted distribution via the store. You need to consider how to allow the certification team to test your app without exposing sensitive data or affecting production systems. There are a few choices you have: Supply the testing team with test ......

Posted On Thursday, January 3, 2013 11:29 AM

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