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Kansas City .Net User Group Meeting for July 21st, 2009
Speaker Tim Huckaby is currently focused on RIA & Smart Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO, Surface, and Silverlight. He has been called a “Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution” by the press. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest rated Keynote and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world by Microsoft Corporation. Tim has done presentations on Microsoft Technologies at technology events like Microsoft Tech Ed, Product Launch ......

Posted On Monday, July 20, 2009 8:28 PM

Kanban Is Not A Methodology, Neither Is Scrum
At least not by the FIRST definition in Merriam-Webster online. “a body of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline : a particular procedure or set of procedures” To me, this refers to my development practices (Test-Driven Development, Domain-Driven Design, Pair Programming, SOLID principles, SOA, SOC, etc.). How I do software development. Kanban and Scrum do, however, meet the second definition: “the analysis of the principles or procedures of inquiry in a particular field” It’s a ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:31 AM

I’m A Microsoft MVP!!
I wanted to wait to announce this until I got my award package in the mail, in case they decided they made a mistake. :0) I am now officially a Microsoft MVP for Solutions Architecture. Thanks to everyone, and I hope to prove I’m worth the award. ~w00t ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:37 PM

Behavior Driven Development Part 2 of n – Three Types of BDD
The Way I've Come To See BDD Over the last year and a half, I have been moving from TDD to BDD. For those who don't know, this is not a tool or technology switch so much as it is a mental paradigm shift. Luckily, I didn't work in a lot of shops that ever did a lot of unit testing (testing units of code after you write them). Most often, we'd be under time crunches that forced PMs to make the decision to forego unit testing in order to meet a hard deadline that they got from some estimation crystal ......

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 12:01 AM

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