August 2008 - Posts

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WPF for Business Applications, ready for the average user? by Bil Simser

We're starting a new project and naturally we looked at leveraging the latest .NET framework features (auto properties, extension methods, lamdas, LINQ, etc.). The question of user interface came up and we had some decisions to make. This specific project...
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ALT.NET Canada - Day 3 - The Sharing Circle by Bil Simser

ALT.NET Canada wrapped up in the grand ballroom at the University Sunday afternoon. It was a great end to an awesome weekend. As with Open Spaces Technology there's a closing, and Doc introduced the Sharing Circle to everyone (some of Open Spaces Technology...
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ALT.NET Canada - Day 3 - Frameworks Fishbowl by Bil Simser

We had a lively discussion with everyone on day 3 around what frameworks you would use (Microsoft or otherwise) and how to decide. Some of the converstations get a little heated thanks to various individuals and the original fishbowl morphs as more chairs...
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ALT.NET Canada - Day 3 - Coupling and Decoupling your Applications by Bil Simser

Here we are at day 3 at ALT.NET Canada. This session was hosted by Donald Belcham and focused around discussing techniques and designs to decouple your solutions. As with most of the sessions this weekend, the conversation went to other places like deployment...
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ALT.NET Canada - Day 2 - Noah, build me an Ark! by Bil Simser

Saturday at ALT.NET Canada kicked off with a talk on the build process. The discussion was centered around build files and asks the question if NAnt has outlived it's usefulness, or are we putting too much into our build files? Lots of discussions of...
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What videos would you like to see? by Bil Simser

Tomorrow is the last day of ALT.NET Canada and there are some great topics lined up. So I thought I would throw it out there for you guys to pick what sessions I video capture. What do you want to see? I can only be at one in each time slot, let me know...
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ALT.NET Canada - Day 2 - DDD and more D by Bil Simser

Today was DDD day at ALT.NET Canada as we had several sessions on Domain Driven Design. There was a chalk talk hosted by Greg Young, a talk on Distributed Domain Driven Design (DDDD) that I initiated, and a Birds of a Feather style chat towards the end...
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ALT.NET Canada - Day 1 - The Marketplace by Bil Simser

Here's the schedule of sessions for this weekend at ALT.NET Canada that the group came up with Friday night (aka The Marketplace) Saturday 10:00 11:30 2:30 4:00 Which Presentation Technology do you use? What are web technologies going to be in 2012? Telecommuting...
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ALT.NET Canada - Day 1 - Immersion by Bil Simser

It's the first day in Calgary and the launch of our first (and hopefully not last) Open Spaces event on ALT.NET (Canada style!). We're pleased as punch to have Steven "Doc" List up here facilitating the weekend and generally keeping us nerds...
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What can you expect from ALT.NET Canada this weekend? by Bil Simser

Plenty... (image courtesy of Greg Young , laughter courtesy of John Bristowe ).
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