Virtual Classrooms

Pluralsight offers the possibility of attending some courses on remote. This option is available for one course about WCF (Indigo) in February. That could be a good option for the people living far away from the states, saving costs and time, but I’m a bit skeptical on the quality of training when attending remotely for 8…


Online training

Probably you already know, but is worth to remember these sites Microsoft Learning  MSDN Virtual labs PDC 2005 Sessions Shows & WebCasts  


Madrid .NET User Group

There is a .NET User Group in Madrid, <Spanish Content>MAD.NUG</Spanish Content> They are starting to starting to preparring some meetings and sessions, and Rido has one session about TDD next thursday. If you are in Madrid I would recomend you to attend.


Scrum at Microsoft

I have a lot of interest on software engineering, specially on the agile movement, and the last three or four years have been an increasing interest on agile methods in Microsoft, but I didn’t expect this kind of publicity,  Microsoft Lauds ‘Scrum’ Method for Software Projects. If interested in that subject you can look at Scrum for Project…


Downloads for VS2005 RTM

Starting with Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1.2 already available, and seems that WinFx beta is close


Initiative on creating a Handbook of Software Architecture

Grady Booch presented an initiative for creating a Handbook of Software Architecture in the last OOPSLA. Could be an interesting place to have an eye on it and make some contributions.


Domain Specific Languages

A domain-specific language (DSL) is a programming language designed to be useful for a specific set of tasks, in contrast to general-purpose programming languages. Wikipedia A couple of weeks ago I had the oportunity of assist to an event here, in Madrid, about DSLs, with Beat Schwegler and Ingo Rammer. The sessions was pretty good…


BizTalk FAQ: Problems validating an Any Element?

did you remembered to check the Process Contents property? see the help about it.   I spent today sometime trying -and failing- in validating an Xml against a very simple Schema with an Any Element. The curious thing is that Xml was a generated generated instance of the schema. Just set the Process Content to ‘Skip’ and…


BizTalk 2004 Adapter for MQ WebSphere 2.0

I have spent a couple of days doing some proof of concepts with the MQSeries Adapter, and I have found some issues which took me some time solving. Access Denied. I had this error message while setting the configuration data for the Queue Definition, when trying to open the Queue Manager Combo. Obviously is a permissions problem, you have…


Canceling my travel

Sadly there was a problem in a customer deployment and I had to leave Amsterdam and come back to Madrid. Fortunately today the problem is solved. So, I’m sorry but I’m not going to blog about the Tech·Ed this time.