October 2007 - Posts

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Regions == Evil by Bil Simser

I had an email thread at work with a bunch of the guys on regions and this is the concensus we generally have come to (some of the statements are theirs, not mine, just paraphrased here). I was once a convert who liked regions. I enjoyed them. They made...
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The CardSpace Value Prop by Bil Simser

Last night I took in the Calgary .NET User Group presenation on CardSpace. It was great to see Michele Leroux Bustamante again as she's an awesome presenter. CardSpace is a relatively new technology but basically it makes identity easy for end users....
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42 by Bil Simser

The answer to life, the universe, and everything. Also the number you'll get if you cut me open today and count the rings.
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ALT.NET Quote #1 by Bil Simser

Overhead on the altnetconf mailing list : "Design without patterns is the slowest route to victory. Patterns without design is the noise before defeat."
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Going Microsoft by Bil Simser

We talk a lot about the ALT.NET community and how it's not anti-Microsoft but rather alternatives to it (and better software development in general). Rather than blabbering on about DataSets over Web Services we talk about objects and domains and cool...
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Taming the ActionCatalog in SCSF by Bil Simser

The Smart Client Software Factory provides additional capbility above and beyond what CAB (the Composite Application UI Block) has. A little known gem is the ActionCatalog which can ease your pain in security trimming your application. For example suppose...
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Agile in your schools by Bil Simser

After the fishbowl session from the Edmonton Code Camp , one of the big aspects that came out of the discussion was around the lack of Agile and good software development practices (aka ALT.NET) in our schools and universities. Chris Chapman posted a...
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Lessons Learned from Edmonton Code Camp 2007 by Bil Simser

Got back from the Edmonton Code Camp last night around midnight, after having dinner with the group. It was funny because we all sat around the table ( James , Justice , Donald , Rockarts , et. al.) and realized that the entire group was also going to...
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Edmonton Code Camp - here I am! by Bil Simser

Jacked up on Rockstar and hanging out in the Holiday Inn in Edmonton as I hit the Edmonton Code Camp tommorow. Of course in my fit of leaving I forgot the video and still camera, so no pics from me but I'm sure they'll be Flickr coverage of the event...
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Working Remotely by Bil Simser

Kyle just finished up a series of posts on remote pairing and remote working . He's working on our Smart Client project from the Bahamas while we're stuck here in Calgary as the winter months start to show their ugly face. It's a great series and wraps...
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