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Owin, Katana and getting started
Friday, April 5, 2013 9:19 AM
Introduction This article describes an emerging open source specification, referred to as Owin – An Open Web Interface for .Net , what it is, and how this might be beneficial to the .Net technology stack. It will also provide a brief, concise look at how to get started with Owin and related technologies. In my initial investigations with Owin and how to play... Read More...
My Code Kata–A Solution Kata
Sunday, November 13, 2011 1:53 PM
There are many developers and coders out there who like to do code Kata’s to keep their coding ability up to scratch and to practice their skills. I think it is a good idea. While I like the concept, I find them dead boring and of minimal purpose. Yes, they serve to hone your skills but that’s about it. They are often quite abstract, in that they usually focus... Read More...
Sydney Architecture User Group - It has come to an end
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:57 PM
Unfortunately, the Sydney Architecture User Group that Omar Besiso and myself run in Sydney, is closing its doors. It has been running for around 2 years now and we have had some great sessions, however there are a number of factors that have caused us to make this decision. Primarily, we lost our funding. Datacom (the company I used to work for and where Omar... Read More...
Fujitsu T900 and Fingerprint Sensor Problems
Sunday, June 27, 2010 6:00 PM
Not so long ago, I bought a Fujitsu T900 Notebook computer from TegaTech (many thanks to the great service and help I received from Hugo Ortega who runs it). Anyway, I bought a fairly stock system with 4Gb memory and a 320Gb 5400 rpm HDD. Later I updated to 8Gb memory and a 128Gb SSD with the 320Gb HDD as my secondary drive. This of course meant a full rebuild... Read More...
Making WCF Output a single WSDL file for interop purposes.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:42 PM
By default, when WCF emits a WSDL definition for your services, it can often contain many links to others related schemas that need to be imported. For the most part, this is fine. WCF clients understand this type of schema without issue, and it conforms to the requisite standards as far as WSDL definitions go. However, some non Microsoft stacks will only work... Read More...
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.Net Performance Testing and Optimisation – Free eBook
Saturday, January 30, 2010 11:43 AM
This blog has been super quiet lately. This is mainly because I have been hard at work writing a book around .Net Performance Testing and optimisation. Well, I am happy to say that part 1 of this book is available as a free download from here . The full book will follow shortly and will contain concrete examples of popular performance issues in .Net applications... Read More...
iPhone Apps using Microsoft .NET
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 8:22 AM
My good friend Wally McClure has written a short eBook on “ Building iPhone and iPod touch Applications for the .NET/C# Developer with MonoTouch ”. You can check it out here Given that iPhone is a very popular phone and that some of the development barrier for Microsofties like me is no .Net language support (Objective-C being the native development language... Read More...
Sample chapter from upcoming book
Sunday, November 8, 2009 6:59 PM
There is a sample chapter from my upcoming book on all things performance related within the Microsoft platform. Specifically, the book will be about performance testing, profiling and optimisation for web and desktop applications developed using Microsoft.NET. This sample chapter is just a teaser and the book itself goes into great detail about how to setup... Read More...
SAUG – Sydney Architecture User Group
Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:28 AM
The first meeting of the Sydney Architecture User Group is going to be held on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009, form 6.00pm to 8.00pm, at the Grace Hotel , 77 York st, Sydney. ( Link to map ) It will be housed in one of the very nice function rooms they have. Food and drink will be provided. Omar Besiso and myself will be hosting the event, with all funding and... Read More...
ASP.NET v4 Presentation Deck and Demo’s
Friday, October 2, 2009 1:13 PM
My ASP.NET v4 New Features overview presentation that I delivered at Sydney Deep .Net User Group ( ) is available for download here ( ). Note: If the above link returns a 404 error, please try here instead. It covers almost every single new feature that will be covered in ASP.NET v4 in the next release... Read More...
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