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Nothin' but .net: Day 5
Today is supposed to be the longest day of the course. I'm wondering if that's realistic. We started a little later than usual because we're all feeling the stupor from sleep deprivation. But hey, you can only learn when you get out of your comfort zone. Pair programming frenzy Right now, we're driving out the domain model design, hitting it big time TDD style. JP spits out the tests. We're writing the implementation to them. There's a healthy competition amongst us. The first to make one test pass ......

Posted On Saturday, September 27, 2008 12:53 PM

Nothin' but .net: Days 4
Gotcha! You thought that was a typo, didn't you? I really intended to write "Days 4". I learned today that it's important to communicate your intent by naming your methods correctly. So I'm trying to express clearly in a fluent interface that this fourth session ended on a different day than it started. If you didn't catch the typo, you're probably suffering the same sleep deprivation as I am. Today was absolutely brutal. Let's just start by enumerating the intended agenda for todays: ORM infrastructure ......

Posted On Friday, September 26, 2008 4:56 AM

Nothin' but .net: day 3
Ok, now I'm certain the creationists and intelligent design guys are dead wrong. Darwin was right all along (or maybe it's the pastafarians, but that's another topic). I experienced the living proof today that mankind has just spawned a new superior race that is going to dominate us all: The Boodhoo! The Boodhoo lives amongst us. He look like us. Breathes and eats like us. But he's different. The astute observer will be able to recognize him based on the following list of observations: He is always ......

Posted On Thursday, September 25, 2008 1:03 AM

Dilbert's 404 page

Just had a laugh over dinner about the famous Dilbert 404 cartoon.


Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:54 PM

Nothin but .net: day 2
It's past 11:00 PM, and I finally found the way back to my room. After having some problems with the build script, we hit off on what was to become a great day. Build scripts tend to be a hassle when you intend to run them on XP and Vista in English, German and Dutch versions. As always, you can count on JP to find an elegant solution to solve this problem. We've built a skeleton for a web application today. I'm not going to delve into the details of the implementation, as they are far from finished. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:04 AM

Nothin but .net: day 1
It is now past 10:00 PM, and my first day of Nothin but .net is over. It's been a very intense day. Jean-Paul Boodhoo is taking us off the beaten paths of MSDN style development, and tries to stretch our minds to think out of the box. First, we spent quite a while verifying the prep exercises. A good effort was made by everyone to finish it. The solution that got selected as the starting point for our source repository was the design that adhered best to the open/closed principle. This design used ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:40 AM

Meet & greet with JP Boodhoo
I've invited JP Boodhoo to Brussels this weekend. If you want to get together, just come on over. The first drink is on me. From there on, the team decides who pays the next drink, like agile teams do ;-) Place to be: Sint-Gorikshallen: Sint-Goriksplein 1, 1000 Brussel When: Saturday September 20th @ 21:00 hours ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:32 PM

Why I like Ruby on Rails: Part 1
I'm starting to really enjoy what RoR offers out of the box. This framework is really designed around the application lifecycle we all try to reinvent on every project. Rails Rails is the framework for web development over a database. Compare it to on dotnet. However, Rails is much more than a web UI. Read on... Ease of development When creating any kind of object, extra files are being generated as well, like helper classes, test classes, database migration scripts, fixtures, ... Most of ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 2, 2008 11:37 PM

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