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Today while spending a little time looking for some professional development opportunities; I realized that I have been good at seeking out knowledge, best practices and all the things I need be familiar with to ensure that my skills are up-to-date and improving. Of course, if you believe that you don’t need to do this as part of your regular routine… ......

Have you ever found an architect, developer or designer who was not willing to express that the code, interface and architecture should be standardized, consistent and all code must match the adopted organizational or industry standards? Yet, many times the standards are either un-published, unreadable, unrealistic or so far out of date that no one ......

Well, what do you do when you are traveling and attending a technical conference and another attendee or a speaker asks for your blog address? Well, if you have ignored your blog in as long as I have you may find that you’re a bit out of touch, feel a bit embarrassed and you sheepishly give the old blog address with a promise to yourself to do better…So ......

So, it appears that the FTC is now getting into the business of regulating BLOG's and the disclosure of those who blog. So, if you are blogging to promote your business or are receiving some kind of goodies from a vendor for blogging about their products, services, etc. You may want to look at these two sites: · Miller Canfield · FTC Guidelines Have ......

Well, it looks like Microsoft has been busy on the security front this month. Not only did they release their security essentials this week but also some interesting testing tools, too. Microsoft Essentials Essentials is the Microsoft answer to real-time Home PC protection. It guards against viruses, spyware and other malicious software. It is now available ......

Recently, a friend and past coworker called and of course the topic meandered to work and software development as frequently occurs. We began discussing development and agile development in particular. It seems that a majority of his issues appear to stem from self-styled “Agile” or lean development teams and the lack of attention to adequate requirements ......

Emergency patches issued for IE and Visual Studio Microsoft on Tuesday issued two out-of-band security patches -- one for the development tools suite Visual Studio and another for Internet Explorer. Read the full article here: Emergency patches issued for IE and Visual Studio ......

I just finished watching David Chappell - The Microsoft Application Platform: A perspective from the Dutch DevDays09 and he definitely raises some interesting points on Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Having been working for the past few years attempting to develop and test somewhat loosely coupled applications and components that expose functionality ......

Well, I guess I have to file this one under I wish I had known earlier BUT… If you are in the need for some reasonably priced developer training and can get there DevLink looks to be quite an interesting small conference and you can not beat the price. Having heard some very interesting positive feedback from others about, DevLink; I regret that I have ......

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Do you want... an opportunity for FAME, Fortune, some GREAT information on Tools, Techniques and not too mention just plain fun? (hmmmm, maybe some swag too.. who knows) Then… Make sure you make it to the Tampa Microsoft office by 6:15 PM EDT on 7/22/2009 for the Tampa .Net User Group meeting for the recording of the next episode of “It’s all about ......

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If you have not heard there is an updated MS SDL Starter Kit available for download. This kit provides a compilation of baseline developer security training materials on core Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) topics. The core Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) topics include: Secure design principles Secure implementation principles ......

Using the SDL? if not, you should be considering it… Having blurred the line between development and Test Engineering at our organization, I am finding out how little our development team(s) knows about secure development practices. Not a good thing. Recently, Microsoft released the SDL process template for VSTS and I think it’s going to help. So, if ......

Recently, I have been noticed numerous of blogs, articles and other sources reminding me of the technologies, techniques and practices that the software development industry has begun to discard and developers are or should be ignoring. While many of these are obvious obsolete technologies that have been replaced by others across all modern and common ......

While attending a Microsoft Developer Event today (the VSTS Fire Starter in Tampa), I was reminded by Joe Healey that it is my civic duty to write a blog entry at least once a year. That being said, I find that next week would be the 1st anniversary of my last Blog post. To those who actually read my blog, I apologize and to those who didn’t I apologize ......

So, if you’re a small independent software provider in need of an inexpensive way to license MSDN, several internal use licenses for Vista, XP, Office; in addition to, SQL Server® 2005, Exchange Server, SharePoint® or Windows Server; you may want to check out this program. The Microsoft Empower for ISV Program is an initiative for independent software ......

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