Software Architecture: Many ways for the beginner, only a few for the master

Check out this video about Software Architecture, it is 28 minutes, but gives a good overview of what Software Architecture is all about.  The start up picture looks a little weird, but the video is good.   Or download the windows media file and then in Windows media right click on the Windows Media screen,…

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Browser security: Chrome has the most security vulnerabilities

Well, I did my occasional checking up on browser security over the past three months with the various browsers.  Graphs and a better post can be seen at Jerry Nixon’s blog, leave nice comments there, bad comments here. 🙂 http://jerrytech.blogspot.com/2011/10/browser-security-vulnerabilities.html?showComment=1319491458139#c836912712036008830      <<< Cheesy graphic which has little to do with the post    …

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Dennis Ritchie, creator of C programming language, passes away

Wow, I remember wearing out a few of the K&R books, and for the old people like me you know what I mean.  Although I was much more of a BASIC programmer, as much of my work early on was in test systems and BASIC was used a lot on those machines.  I did do…

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Team Foundation SERVICES, not server

Oh thank you demi-gods of program management, Team Foundation Server being offered as a SERVICE!  If I was the type of theologically driven individual to sing praises to some non-descript timeless and universal entity or entities I would do so at this time.  I have always loved the concept behind TF SERVER (not services) but…

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LightSwitch: Infopath, Browsers and Scalability

One of my friends, who doesn’t normally read this blog, as the following questions of a thread that I was included on: “I am working with a XXXX team at XXXXXX Corporation and found myself in a call with their IT management. “ They have had some real problems using InfoPath with Sharepoint, and are…

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Software Contracts, I don’t need no stinking contracts

Seriously, isn’t it enough to just get the Try, Catch, Throw, then give up code in your project?  Nope, NOW you NEED software contracts.  Dino Esposito writes a tight article on Software Contracts, which I think will be used in my talks (after all I still strongly type my variables).  To read this wonderful article…

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I read the articles on MSDN and I can’t get the sample code to work!

Yep.  Did you know that you are suppose to know where to go to find the samples?  The magical telepathic transmitter must be down or yours is broken. I don’t get it either, many of the “sample” code that has the infamous three dots (ellipse) that you may have thought that should have been shown…

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Test, Test and test some more testers are needed and the universities don’t produce many

Even the Universities leadership admits that getting the knowledge about significant test capabilities is impossible with all of the other things that students need to learn.  So what to do?  Well this is an opportunity for you.  Yes you. What does a tester do? QA and test professionals’ core responsibility is to verify whether the…

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Bing Maps and LightSwitch

Can you use Bing Maps with LightSwitch?  Here is a entry (which I only read and didn’t test, so no guarantees): Switch on the Light – Bing Maps and LightSwitch Really can’t add more except that I had to really search for that page through the Bing map web site (http://www.bing.com/community ), it didn’t appear…

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LightSwitch: why get started using LightSwitch?

  Getting Started With LightSwitch, using your data has never been easier.  Yeah right.  Working with data and analyzing it outside of Excel is hard, who are the people that make tools like this kidding?  But let’s say that the company you work for has just hired a young MBA, or you are that young…

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