Tales from a Trading Desk

Noise from an Investment Bank
Moving to WordPress

If WordPress is good enough for Scobleizer, then its probably worth the move. I'm over here now.

Business Cards

Since Finetix is currently re-designing their business cards, maybe they should get Scobleizer involved in the process :)

Microsoft doesn't get TDD
Via Sam.
Posted: Nov 18 2005, 09:04 AM by mdavey | with no comments
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Orcas - Visual Studio 2007

Blogged by Somasegar who runs Microsoft's Developer Division.

Posted: Nov 16 2005, 08:20 AM by mdavey | with 3 comment(s)
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Must Read MSDN Magazine Articles

The last few issues of MSDN Magazine have had a number of excellent articles that in my view are must reads for all .NET developers


Eurekster blog on swicki

Posted: Nov 15 2005, 08:34 AM by mdavey | with 1 comment(s)
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I see that the BBC and XBox both use Skinkers, and now the sports betting industry is beginning to use the software.  Wonder if any investment banks use it? - London Stock Exchange uses it for internal communication.
Sam's War Room

Sam's been blogging about his pure agile team recently.  This weekend he posts about his War Room.

Posted: Nov 14 2005, 08:26 AM by mdavey | with 1 comment(s)
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Another Sprint, Another Release - we're on the Grid
Yesterday saw the end of another sprint, and a milestone for the current project.  We finally managed to get the Informix drivers installed on the UAT grid, followed by a release of the pricing service.  This was a major step forwards - it feels like we are on the home straight now.  Moving from a custom in-house cluster environment to a commercial grid application has been "interesting" - possible the most diplomatic word I could use.  Its been challenging to migrating the C++ codebase together with the replacement of specific services to Java.
Posted: Nov 12 2005, 07:03 AM by mdavey | with 1 comment(s)
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Microsoft admits .Net skills shortage

Sorry but Mark Quirk at Microsoft is behind the times on this one.  From what I have seen, there has been a shortage of .NET software engineers for the last few years, and it's not getting any better.  I suggested a long time ago that Finetix should begin to train .NET developers, since our clients appear to have an appetite for these resources.  I'd also point out that paired programming has a lot of advantages in the training/knowledge transfer arena.

Posted: Nov 10 2005, 12:42 PM by mdavey | with 1 comment(s)
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Rally finally starts blogging agile
Posted: Nov 10 2005, 11:06 AM by mdavey | with 1 comment(s)
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