P & P Visit – Overview

During April 2007 I attended a week long workshop with the Patterns and Practices (P&P) team at Microsoft’s Corporate Headquarters in Redmond. The primary goals of the engagement were: ·         Better understand the P&P offerings and future direction ·         Ascertain the best approach to building and reusing application frameworks across an Enterprise. ·         Develop a…

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Genetic Algorithms Basics

So.. I’ve finally got around to blogging about Genetic Algorithms, apologies it’s taken me so long. I’ll kick off with a very brief tutorial around the theory behind genetic algorithms, before moving on to a concrete example showing how to solve the Path Finder problem in my next post. It’s not an easy topic, but…

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P & P Workshop, Redmond

Hi all, I write this blog post from the comforts of the SAS lounge in Copenhagen airport, whilst I wait for my connecting flight to Seattle. The joys of a long haul flight await, let’s hope Alastair Reynolds book “Absolution Gap” keeps me occupied.                                                                                                             So… this post is just to set the scene for…

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