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No Fun Intended Shoo! You are debugging the crap outta me! Patterns, Practices, Architecture
This blog is moooooooving....

There is no better time to start a new blog than the start of a new year. My interest in .NET has been waning for a while now. I know GWB is a technology community, not just a .NET community but I think it best to have my own site and the like.

I want to thank Jeff Julian and John Alexander for the outstanding community and allowing me to set up shop here. Keep in touch.


Here is my new blog.

Posted On Sunday, January 1, 2006 7:09 PM

Open Source Intimidation
I was chatting with former NTeam-er Jonas Antonsson a few weeks ago and the topic of why finding developers for open source projects is so difficult. I guess finding those interested is relatively simple but actually getting contributions is the difficult part. Of the 50 that signed up for NTeam, only eight that I can count have contributed. This struck me as very strange and I mentioned it to Jonas and his response was that most developers are intimidated by the complexities of open source projects. ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:08 PM

August CTP of Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0
In case you missed it, the August CTP of Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0 is available. Check it out here.

Posted On Saturday, August 27, 2005 2:21 PM

Gen.NET v0.5.1
I have posted a new version of my CodeGen tool Gen.NET 0.5.1. There are no new major features but you can now generate projects compliant in VS.NET 2002 and 2003 as well as create stand-alone class files instead of creating a whole new project.

The binaries are here.
The sources are here.

Posted On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:12 AM

Enterprise Library Tutorials
The Patterns and Practices community site has gathered together a collection of resources for the use of the Enterprise Library components. View them here.

Posted On Monday, February 14, 2005 7:40 AM

My New Favorite App
BugNet is an outstanding issue management application. It is open source and available for free from here. I really like the user interface and the project structure. Thus far, I have encountered no errors. I wish I had a little more time to support this project.

Posted On Tuesday, February 8, 2005 9:29 PM

Reusable Data Access Layers
Can anyone tell me what the performance concerns are with using the IDb interfaces like the one found here instead of using the Data Access Blue Brick (or the Enterprise Library) from Microsoft? I am betting that the Blue Brick is faster but the IDb interfaces seem very quick also.

Posted On Tuesday, February 8, 2005 8:52 AM

Enterprise Library
Is anyone using the Enterprise Library to write any new apps yet? I would like to tackle one if possible. Any ideas?

Posted On Tuesday, February 8, 2005 8:45 AM

Book Review: The Business of Software : What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad
What an outstanding book!!!! If you have not read it, you should do so immediately. Here is Amazon's link. The author is Michael Cusumano (also the author of Microsoft Secrets). Chapter 2: Strategy for Software Companies: What to think about, was so good, I read it three times. And chapter 4: Best Practices in Software Development: Beyond the Software Factory discusses some of the details of Netscape's fall (and it wasn't really Microsoft - if anyone else knows of any other independent sources of ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 1:52 PM

A couple of VERY good posts
Here are two posts concerning development that I think would be beneficial for everyone to read: The first concerns the future of Microsoft's Application Blocks, or Blue Bricks. Many of us all ready use them in applications but before making a decision to use them in future applications, you should know what Microsoft has planned for them. The second concerns Microsoft's decision not to keep the Components tray in the designer. Be sure ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 12, 2004 12:55 PM

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