Tech•Ed 2009 North America: Architecture Track Call for Papers

 You are cordially invited  to submit a title and abstract for a Breakout Session, Hands-on Lab, Interactive Theater Session, Tech•Ed Online Tech Talk,  or Tech•Ed Online Panel Discussion for the Architecture track at Tech•Ed North America 2009. The Architecture [ARC] track has become a key contributor at Tech•Ed and we plan to continue leading the…

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PDC 2008. Architect's Cut

 Although, except some  few, almost all PDC 2008 breakout sessions are available both online or offline (previous download, of course), one may feel that bitter frustration derived from the overwhelming quantity of them Typical questions I ask myself in these emotionally mixed situations are “Wow, what a repository of data! Will I have the time…

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Application Architecture Guidance 2.0 - Beta 1 Just Released

 Better than just  making promises is offering some realities and this is coming real After the auspicious success that the original Application Architecture Guidance (version 1.0) had had, there was a series of books on fine tuning aspects such as security, performance, scalability, smart client internals, web applications and so on But all that happened…

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Making Room for an Exception

 A new friend I got,  J.D. Meier, is leading a project intended to provide renewed Architecture Guidance for the Microsoft platform, and specifically for .NET applications J.D. was compiling input from different sources and launched a web site for his project in CodePlex (a Microsoft portal for community projects, most of them available with code,…

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Rebuilding From the Inside Out: Daneeha's Wrox Book on Refactoring

“Premature optimization is the root of all evil.” -Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, a British computer scientist, later paraphrased by Donald Knuth in his book The Art of Computer Programming     Days ago, watching a documentary about the life of South American movie director Fabián Bielinsky, I paid particular attention to a thought he…

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TechEd North America 2008: Architects, Don't Miss the Track!!

 So  we are just one month apart from the next edition of TechEd North America, to be performed at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (Florida, USA). This time, beside the typical topics on Architecture we wanted to stare also the architect role (something that it’s often not considered but that sometimes is the…

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