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Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies Top 3 books in the field of Enterprise & IT Architecture “Enterprise Architecture” The book presents a comprehensive approach to EA with a simple and well structured theoritectal foundation and practical details. Opt’land, Martin, Proper, Erik, Waage, Maarten, Cleo, Jeroen, Steghuis, Claidia 2009, , Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg ISBN 978-3-540-85232-2 "Enterprise Architecture 100 Success Secrets" “There has never been an Enterprise ...
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies 10 Key Skills Architects Must Have to Deliver Value Architect Roles and Responsibilities Project architect Does not work at the enterprise level, but must understand the EA context and provide feedback on how EA actually works from the project perspective. Acts as a bridge between enterprise context, business domain, and the project design. Business architect Business goals, strategy, alignment using value chains, Business Motivation ...
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies Good books on design patterns Developers are asking about good books on design patterns. These are two great books: "Design Patterns in C#" by Steven John Metsker, Addison-Wesley http://www.amazon.com/Desig... Show how to implement the 23 classic Gamma-Helm-Johnson-Vlissides design patterns in C#. Refactoring and Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, by Martin Fowler http://www.amazon.com/Patte... ...
Technorati Tags: Silverlight,Application Architecture and Design Strategies,Tutorials,WPF 5 Minute Overview of MVVM in Silverlight Model-View-ViewModel ( MVVM ) is a pattern to use with Silverlight and WPF. john gives short explanation of MVVM MVVM works well with XAML based applications is because of the powerful XAML binding features. This allows the View to be separated from the data and the logic. The View can be designed in Expression Blend while the ViewModel can be developed in Visual Studio ...
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies,Silverlight,Para... Programming,Tutorials The MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow is a developer/architect training through the southeast, presented by technology evangelists Chad Brooks, Glen Gordon and Brian Hitney with Microsoft. Dec. 8 2009. Introduction to ADO.NET Data Services The new wave of Web applications are built on AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight. We learn how ADO.NET Data Services enables applications to expose data as a REST-based ...
World-renown SQL Server Internals expert Kalen Delaney is bringing her 5 day course to South Florida. Held at the Microsoft offices in Ft. Lauderdale on March 22nd through March 26th 2010, Kalen will be discussing topics that will enhance your SQL Server skills. This course is designed for advanced SQL Server professionals. As Kalen states, it is for those "who want to know how SQL Server really works, in order to take maximum advantage of its potential". Kalen will be covering topics such as: Special ...
For copying and pasting source from Visual Studio into my blog posts, I have found CopySourceAsHtml to be very helpful. For those that are not familiar with it, CopySourceAsHtml integrates nicely with Visual Studio by adding a context menu item, which allows you to easily copy source code from your source files. All of the HTML formatting is handled by the add in. As far as I’m aware, there is currently no official release of CopySourceAsHtml for Visual Studio 2010. The good news, however, is that ...
I met Robin back in Roanoke, VA about 6 years ago at the first meeting of the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group. She loves to point out that this meeting also happened to be at an IHOP (hey, it was my first user group and it seemed like a good idea at the time...) Robin and I became fast friends and she inherited the user group after I moved away and has kept it going strong to this very day. She is definitely one of the coolest people I know, but I'll let you find that out for yourself, by reading ...
Application Architecture Consideration The following is the topics that we have to be good at as part of our understanding about "Application Architecture". I am noting these points as it crosses my mind. Will need to add more depth to these points. - Performance - Reliability - Availability - Security - Modifiability - Portability - Functionality - Extensibility - Interoperability - Usability - Maintainability - Efficiecy - Reusability - Ease of Deployment - Rollback strategy - Configuration Management ...
For those of you who missed the chat today, here is the raw transcript. By raw, I mean that I copied and pasted the discussion without any edits. This is divided into two parts, the top part is the answers from the Microsoft Experts and the bottom part is the questions from the audience. Answers from Microsoft: msft_davbo (Moderator): Our chat today covers the topic of Windows Embedded CE! 1. This chat will last for one hour. During this hour, our Experts will respond to as many questions as they ...
What is Ontology? Quote from Wikipedia "is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality in general, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations....ontology deals with questions concerning what entities exist or can be said to exist, and how such entities can be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences" Quote from other web-site "In ancient times, Ontology referred to study of Being and fell into disrepute ...
This series of posts discusses the use of an Aspect-oriented programming approach for implementing the validation part of a business domain, using the ValidationAspects aspect library, that sits on top of the PostSharp aspect weaver and allows for placing Design by Contract - style attributes on properties and method arguments, as well as for easy runtime validation of an object's state. This is the third post of a three-part series that discusses the use of these validation aspects throughout the ...
Let's face it, it needed a rename. Mitch.Web just lacks everything in terms of marketing, so I've re-branded my (currently error logging :P) framework to "The Evil Little Developer's Toolbox" in game with my EvilDev theme. I've also made advancements (not guaranteed to work yet) on my error logging framework, mostly in terms of a new Services Project, and the Logging Service. The logging service, is a WCF Service, designed to log errors to a database. The idea behind it, well, I generally focus my ...
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This series of posts discusses the use of an Aspect-oriented programming approach for implementing the validation part of a business domain, using the ValidationAspects aspect library, that sits on top of the PostSharp aspect weaver and allows for placing Design by Contract - style attributes on properties and method arguments, as well as for easy runtime validation of an object's state. This is the second post of a three-part series that discusses the use of these validation aspects throughout the ...
My thoughts and observations of this year’s Microsoft PDC conference in LA. Day 1: Just registered for the conference. They had many reps available to move attendees through the registration process. We arrived early, and had to stand in line for 15 minutes, while all the reps stared blankly back at us; “We don’t open until 7.” Wow.. Great Customer Service. Let me take this moment to comment on the Conference bag this year. ITS A CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP. Literally, it looks like a “reusable” grocery ...
DataSet The dataset is a disconnected, in-memory representation of data. It can be considered as a local copy of the relevant portions of the database. The DataSet is persisted in memory and the data in it can be manipulated and updated independent of the database. When the use of this DataSet is finished, changes can be made back to the central database for updating. The data in DataSet can be loaded from any valid data source like Microsoft SQL server database, an Oracle database or from a Microsoft ...
Gil Zilberfeld from TypeMock: As you may know by now (from my tweeting or by looking on the DotNetRadio schedule listed on the site) there is an upcoming interview with Gil Zilberfeld from TypeMock. He will be on the show at 5am PST. Please send in your TypeMock and unit testing questions for him. The submitters of any questions that I use on the show will get some DotNetRadio swag! Jeffrey Palermo from Headspring Systems: What you may not know is that I am scheduling an interview (possibly tomorrow) ...
Got your attention? Good. It really doesn’t. Developer’s, in general, are always afraid to let other developers see they’re code. They are afraid they won’t measure up. Since 90% (or better) of the world’s developers are male, maybe that insecurity of what’s under the covers carries over into development. Maybe we just DEFINE ourselves too much by our profession and our coding prowess. I am as guilty as anyone. I am always afraid someone will look at code I’ve written and think that I am a fraud. ...
If you heard about Microsoft Oxite CMS, this is the new one, created as a different project to avoid previous developer comments.: From Press: Microsoft's open-source CMS platform is (re)born | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com http://blogs.zdnet.com/micr... Project Homepage: http://orchard.codeplex.com Quote From Press: The guesses (by me and others) look like they were on target. The “Orchard Project,” which is getting its debut on November 11 at Tech Ed Europe is, indeed, the successor ...
Have you heard about NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s lawsuit against Intel? Cuomo is alleging that Intel has engaged in anti-competitive practices which have prevented other companies (primarily AMD) from selling their products, and PC makers from using them in their machines. My own opinion, detailed in this post, is that Cuomo is doing a bit of grandstanding here in his zeal to continue the NYS AG office’s activist role, established when Elliot Spitzer still held that office. I am a registered ...
Amir Barylko will be presenting on Automocking at the Winnipeg .NET User Group event on Thursday November 19th! Mocking is an excellent tool to allow us to focus on testing a particular class without worrying about the dependencies. However, setting up the dependencies can be a tedious, repetitive task. We will see how using an IoC container combined with Rhino Mocks will help us to define base classes to target on testing just one feature at a time. Amir Barylko is an IT consultant with 14 years ...
From time to time (and when there's room for it, of course), I'm doing a so-called Code Kata, a small to mid-size programming exercise that usually originates from some seminar or meeting. (Kata collections can be found here or here, for example.) What I especially like about them is the level of professional self-knowledge that they provide: When working on a Kata, you can experience how you deal with things without the usual business pressure. Lately, I did the KataPotter (you can download my solution ...
The next Winnipeg SharePoint UG event will be on Tuesday, November 24th at 5:30 PM. Same location as always: 17th floor conference room at the Richardson Building (One Lombard Place). Pizza will be provided. Presentation abstract is below, and to register please visit our registration site here. Architecting SharePoint Solutions Presenter: Juan Larios During the last year or so, Juan Larios has been working for a local client and has had a chance to architect solutions to common problems that many ...
Hey all. I wanted to let you know who was slated for the next interview - Javier Lozano. Javier is a .NET consultant in Des Moines, Iowa. He's an ASP.NET MVP and MCSD specializing in ASP.NET, system architecture, and training. Javier is also a co-founder of the Iowa .NET Users Group. On his blog you can find posts on ASP.NET, architecture, design patterns, .NET, XML and Indigo (WCF). Javier enjoys giving back to the community by speaking at user groups, local/regional .NET events, being active in ...
Hey all. I wanted to let you know who was slated for the next interview - Javier Lozano. Javier is a .NET consultant in Des Moines, Iowa. He's an ASP.NET MVP and MCSD specializing in ASP.NET, system architecture, and training. Javier is also a co-founder of the Iowa .NET Users Group. On his blog you can find posts on ASP.NET, architecture, design patterns, .NET, XML and Indigo (WCF). Javier enjoys giving back to the community by speaking at user groups, local/regional .NET events, being active in ...
Hey all. I wanted to let you know who was slated for the next interview - Javier Lozano. Javier is a .NET consultant in Des Moines, Iowa. He's an ASP.NET MVP and MCSD specializing in ASP.NET, system architecture, and training. Javier is also a co-founder of the Iowa .NET Users Group. On his blog you can find posts on ASP.NET, architecture, design patterns, .NET, XML and Indigo (WCF). Javier enjoys giving back to the community by speaking at user groups, local/regional .NET events, being active in ...
I try not to be too much of a reposter, but I got a little nostalgic on this one. I remember when the first version of this tome came out and I got a free copy when I visited Redmond for the Guided Design conference. You may not agree with everything you find in here, but it is definitely worth the read to see what Microsoft thinks architecture is. Technorati Tags: Patterns and Practices,architecture,appl... architecture guidance,microsoft ...
I grew up in New York, and I’ve grown up with the Cuomo family. I liked Mario Cuomo and thought he was a good governor. He was one of those guys in the 1980s that I characterized as a Macho Liberal: someone with compassionate beliefs and a street-tough approach to pursuing them. A Macho Liberal wasn’t a wimp, nor was he a bully. He was someone ready to fight and hold his ground while trying to do good. Sound naive? Hey, give me a break: I was a teenager and an idealist. And I was living under a Republican ...
Microsoft has released a final version of its book “Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition”. The book is described as: This guide is available online here in the MSDN Library and will be available in the Fall of 2009 as a Microsoft Press book, ISBN# 9780735627109, that you can purchase through local and online booksellers. The guide is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications using the Microsoft platform and the .NET ...
Hello VB Folks, These sessions are designed to be a primer for getting started using various features in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. (Yes, some have already occurred... you can still watch them, just not live.) · Nov 3rd 10:00-11:00AM -Getting Started with IntelliTrace (formerly the “Historical Debugger”) by Habib Heydarian and Justin Marks · Nov 4th 10:00-11:00AM - Getting Started with SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010 by Boris Scholl · Nov 5th 9:00am-10:00am - A Lap ...
In previous version of Windows CE the flash drivers followed a model based on FAL (Flash Abstraction Layer): the developer had to write the FMD (Flash Media Driver) layer and link it with fal.lib to create a DLL which exposed a block (DSK_Xxx) stream interface. Starting with Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 MS introduces a new model based on a MDD/PDD layer structure. The MDD part is implemented in a DLL (flashmdd.dll) exposing a block (DSK_Xxx) stream interface which handles some specific IOCTL_FLASH_XXX ...
I am practicing Test Driven Development (TDD) now for some two years or so, and soon this technique of writing software felt so natural, that I hardly could imagine doing it another way or even imagine a reason why I should do so. But on the other hand, I know that not questioning something anymore and not being self-critical from time to time is a certain recipe for running into a disaster sooner or later. So I asked myself: What makes TDD such a natural way of writing software? and What are your ...
Billy McCafferty will join us once again on the heels of releasing Service Pack 1 for S#arp Architecture version 1. He will spend some time reviewing feature improvements, changes and add more context tot he framework where time was not permitted in the first meeting. If you have any specific questions you would like addressed during the evening please let the thread begin... Time and location of the meetings Times below are Central Daylight Time Start Time: Nov 4, Each week 8:00 PM UTC/GMT -5 hours ...
Presenters: Simon Skaria and Umesh Unnikrishnan This was my second session during the week. It was one in which my hopes were that they would talk about the deployment differences that SharePoint 2010 would have over 2007. I was not disappointed. So to sum it up a bit: 2010 has a much more flexible model compared to 2007. Improved security model Claims Based Authorization/SAML Better administration with Central Administration and also PowerShell Service Isolation Now the Services that you deployed ...
Back Links LINQ Overview, part zero LINQ Overview, part one (Extension Methods) LINQ Overview, part two (Lambda Expressions) Note: I realize it has been a really long time since I've posted anything. It is both exciting and humbling that I continue to receive such positive feedback on these articles. In fact, that is why I am trying to put in the effort and finish off this series before moving on to more recent topics. This nomad has been on some interesting journeys these past months, and I am really ...
I’m presenting 2 topics this week at the QAI Toronto TesTrek Symposium. My first session is Wednesday and is about Testing in a SOA World. I’ll cover some of the challenges with testing Service Oriented Architectures as well as some techniques and tools that assist. My second session is Exploratory Testing with Agile in Visual Studio 2010 where I’ll delve into the techniques of Exploratory Testing and how the new test tooling in Visual Studio 2010 helps improve the productivity and maturity of Exploratory ...
*Moved to: A change for the better #2In the last 2+ years at Aggreko I have worked with Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Office SharePoint Server 2007 and a number of WPF, Silverlight and ASP.NET projects. There had been some discussion of a new role within Aggreko in the solution architecture arena. I also spoke to Adam Cogan who has the title “SSW Chief Architect and Microsoft Regional Director”…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I started taking a philosophy class at school this week and discovered a critical thinking model that I believe can be applied to Enterprise Architecture to better communicate thought leadership on controversial topics. The critical thinking model is incredibly simple, yet powerful. 1. State your initial point of view 2. Define your point of view more clearly 3. Give an example of your point of view 4. Explore the origin of your point of view 5. Identify your assumptions 6. Offer supporting reasons, ...
This is an Open Letter to the Editor of CIO in response to an article posted on Computer World discussing the five problems that supposedly keep legacy applications out of the Cloud. Dear Editor, In light of your recent article about the challenges that legacy application face in migrating to the cloud, below please find a response which provides answers to 4 of the most problematic issues. We believe your readers would greatly benefit from the information, and we regret that we were not directly ...

 

A white paper detailing Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2003 ActiveSync Architecture from Motorola was recently published this month.  It has a nice overview of Exchange 2003 ActiveSync.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164313(EXCHG.65).aspx

Recently I attended the Business Analysis Conference in London that I spoke about in my previous post. My reason for being there was I accepted an invite to be a speaker on a panel discussing “The Role Of The BA: What Is Expected And What Is Delivered” Part of the Business Analysts role is to capture, distil and communicate business requirement to Technical staff so it was of great relevance that I played my part as the technical representative on the panel. If technical staff are to understand business ...
What is Windows CE? Microsoft says that Windows CE is “Componentized, real-time operating system for a wide range of small footprint devices” on their WEB site. That is a very precise description, but what does it really mean? Windows CE is designed for embedded systems. An embedded system is typically a device that doesn’t necessarily look like a computer, but provides some special functionality. Examples of embedded computers are GPS systems, voting machines, Automated Teller Machines, Point Of ...
Tonight in User Group land: The Twin Cities Developers Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month, and tonight's meeting features Donn Felker of Agilevent. http://www.TwinCitiesDevelo... Topic: Testing with Mocks: Test this, test that, no problem. But what about when we need to start building full object graphs into our test in order to test an interaction or state? Yeah, Houston, we have a problem. With mocks we can streamline development by mocking out dependencies. Mocks will allow ...
What is something that is longer than a magazine article and shorter than a book chapter? Give up? It's a Wrox-Blox that Wiley has available online with some going for less than $10.00. Written by the best programmers in the their fields, Wrox Blox are short informational pieces and code that will help get you up-to-speed and keep you up-to-date. Build the knowledge you need quickly on a wide variety of topics. In the DotNetNuke world, there are several of these available for you to review and stay ...
Yesterday working in a demo about WCF-REST Starter Kit (http://www.asp.net/downloa... i had a little issue to make a query to a XML Structure that includes a xml namespace (aka xmlns), the trick is very simple to get the value from each element in the structure, you should pass the XName in Elements method including the XNamespace This is my XML structure <ItemInfoList xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/... - <ItemInfo> <EditLink>http://loca... ...
I've largely finished my presentation for the October Rules Fest 2009 conference in Dallas at the end of the month. I'm speaking on complex event processing (CEP). My plan is to provide a broad survey of CEP technologies, chiefly concentrating on the similarities and differences between event stream and rules processing. There has been a lot of interest and activity around event processing in the rules community in recent years, and not a little controversy about the best approaches and, indeed, ...
The Microsoft Patterns & Practices team announced a NEW Project in CodePlex: A Guide for Claims Based Identity & Access Control This new Guide introduces developers to the world of claims based authentication and access control. With the introduction and soon general availability of Windows Identity Foundation and ADFS V2, claims based identity architectures are far more accessible. The Guide uses a case-study approach to analyze commonly occurring scenarios such as WebSSO, Federation, consuming ...
Full Disclosure: I was lucky enough to be sent a free review copy by the publisher But... if I had not been sent a review copy I would have gone out and bought a copy of this book anyway. Why is that? Because I had purchased the previous edition and I knew that it would be the most in depth book on SSAS 2008 available. It has been written by members of the product team and contains a wealth of information that just could not come from any other source. I'm sure most of you have heard that Attribute ...
Over the last couple of weeks I have dedicated quite some time to knowing Team Foundation Server (from here on out referred to as TFS) and the interaction between it and Visual Studio Team System/Team Explorer. The process has not been without pain, but with pain come great lessons. So, over the next days I will be posting here what was the success story of installation in both HTTP and then the process to get HTTPS in place too. But, how about starting to lay down the foundation of what the process ...