ARCast.TV – David Chappell on Effective IT Innovation

  David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates based in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology. In this episode David talk to Bob Familiar about Effective IT Innovation. David talks about how innovation is more than…

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ARCast.TV – Rocky Lhotka on Patterns, Architecture and MVVM

  Rockford Lhotka is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic, a company focused on delivering business value through applied technology and one of the nation’s premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners. Rocky is the creator of CSLA .NET, one of the most widely used development frameworks for Microsoft .NET and he is the author of numerous…

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Microsoft Architecture Site Launched

Microsoft has launched a new site devoted to the sharing of best practices and customer stories. The site features case studies, video interviews, architect evangelist profiles, links to blog articles and of course a Twitter feed. If you are an architect or senior developer, this site is a great resource to connect with your peers…

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ARCast.TV – Neil Palmer of Sungard on the Business Impact of Cloud Computing and RIA

In this episode, Hong Choing talks to Neil Palmer, Partner for Sungard Consulting Service about the impact of Cloud Computing and new Rich Internet Application technologies such as Silverlight 4. Hong covers this solution in detail in this blog post. ARCast.TV – Neil Palmer of Sungard on the Business Impact of Cloud Computing and RIA…

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Visualization and Architecture Tools in VS2010

Last Month, Cameron Skinner from the VS2010 product team toured through the mid-west, speaking about the new visualization, modeling, and architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010.  During this tour, there were four main VS2010 features that Cameron covered in his talks: Understand the code Architecture Explorer Sequence Diagram Generation DGML Graphs and “Standard” Graphs Maintain…

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ARCast.TV – SOASTA uses Windows Azure to offer CloudTest Solutions

SOASTA based in California, the company offers both internally installed and cloud-based testing applications.  SOASTA developed a cloud-based testing application that it now deploys on the Windows Azure platform. Their CloudTest Service Helps Performance-Testing Firm Simulate Real-World Internet Traffic.  With the Windows Azure platform SOASTA has easy access to servers all over the world under…

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Turn Spaghetti a into a nice Sequence Diagram with Visual Studio 2010

Do you (or someone you know) have a code base look like this? Looking for a way to get a handle on understanding your code base fast? Sometimes a picture can speak a thousand words – and now with Visual Studio 2010 you can make sense out of that mess you just inherited (or wrote…

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Do Architects Need to Code?

Ruth Malan writes on her online blog ‘A Trace in the Sand’ on the topic of ‘Do architects need to code?’. In part, architecture is about enabling many people to work on a complex system, and still achieve something that is coherent. So the architect needs to have technical insight that comes from technical experience,…

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ARCast.TV – Architects? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Architects!

Are software architects necessary? Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it. Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons that many think. This was the keynote talk at…

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Microsoft Architecture Webcast Series

We are putting on a series of architecture webcasts this month. Please tune in. March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title:  Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Today’s users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services they use. In this session learn about…

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