November 2007 - Posts

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DevTeach Day 3 - The Mad Mexican Strikes Again! by Bil Simser

Poor Beth Massi . There she was, innocently giving her LINQ to XML in VB talk and up comes this. Well, the Mad Mexican is in Vancouver and has struck again. He burst into Beths session screaming "I LOVE YOU BETH MASSI!". And just as quick as...
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DevTeach Day 3 - Justice Gray is my Hero by Bil Simser

Justice is just starting up his talk and wow, we're off to a great start. Justice starts with a list of things that may offend, which include women beating up men, 5 level if statements, dissing datasets, and unchained masculinity. Luckily nobody left...
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DevTeach Day 3 - David Laribee, The Coding Hippie by Bil Simser

The model is the code. That's the message David Laribee started off with his Fundamentals of Domain Driven Design. As described by Kyle Baley , David walks us through DDD with the laid back and relaxed view as only he can do it. "When you say design...
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DevTeach Day 2 - XNA with Live! by Bil Simser

Sitting for the first session as we're going through the XNA session with Pat McGee. The session was an intro to XNA (and filled with a room full of guys who haven't done any XNA work so it was a good audience) but was fun with the people involved. XNA...
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DevTeach Day 1 - ReSharper Madness! by Bil Simser

Despite the fact that Oren's presentation is about ReSharper and as an Agilist I try to follow the manifesto "Individuals and Interaction over Processes and Tools", ReSharper *is* something that developers need. It is hard as it flies in the...
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DevTeach Day 1 - User Stories for You! by Bil Simser

Just sitting through David Laribee's talk on User Stories (well starting really). No code, just fluff. No wait, that's not right. There's no code but that's okay as we're talking User Stories however there's redemption as David isn't cracking open PowerPoint...
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DevTeach Day 1 - Let the Games Begin! by Bil Simser

I'm not focusing very well today. I've been staring at the DevTeach schedule for about 10 minutes and still not sure what I'm seeing. No, I'm not being figurative here. I mean I've been literally staring at the schedule for 10 minutes and can't make heads...
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DevTeach Day 0 - Vancouver Virgin by Bil Simser

Well, I'm not really a Vancouver Virgin. I've been here a few times. Never for a conference though. And this is the first time DevTeach hits Vancouver so hey, the title sticks and it's my blog so deal. Here we are again kids, first day of the conference...
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So who would you cast? by Bil Simser

I just finished watching my DVD of Red vs. Blue Season 5. I've gone through all 100 episodes of the hit internet series and it's a blast to watch. From the first moments of "why are we here?" to the chuba-thingy/puma debate to 1,000 copies of Church trying...
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What's an ALT.NET Girl to do... by Bil Simser

I ran into a lot of problems this week with VS2008 as I was trying to get my machine up to snuff for my geekSpeak on Wednesday. VS2008 wouldn't run properly last week and I couldn't do any WPF demos. So I uninstalled 2008 thinking I could re-install it...
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