.NET Deadlock Detection with PostSharp

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 10, 2012 1

SharpCrafters, makers of the AOP framework PostSharp, have developed a drop-in deadlock detection toolkit. This toolkit works with most standard locking primitives such as Mutex, Monitor, and ReaderWriterLock with only a single line of code added to the project.

A Collection of Agile Resources by J. Sutherland, K. Schwaber, D. Star, M. Lacey, and D. J. Anderson

by Abel Avram on  Apr 02, 2012

Microsoft has put together a number of resources for Visual Studio developers, containing principles, practices and guidelines for Agile development. These resources are condensed articles written by influential Agile leaders -Jeff Sutherland, Ken Schwaber, David Star, Mitch Lacey, David J. Anderson - containing the essence of several Agile methodologies and being usable by any software dev team.

Using IL Weaving to Inject INotifyPropertyChanged into Properties

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 14, 2012

Simon Cropp has released an IL weaving tool that wires property changed notifications into automatically implemented properties. IL weaving is a technique in which the IL code in an assembly is rewritten to add functionality.

Byteman 2.0.0: Bytecode Manipulation, Testing, Fault Injection, Logging

by Bienvenido David on  Jan 30, 2012 4

JBoss has released Byteman 2.0.0, an open source Java bytecode manipulation tool licensed under GNU LGPL 2.1. Byteman is a Java agent which helps testing, tracing, and monitoring code. It allows developers to change the operation of Java applications, either as it is loaded or during runtime.

Paul Clements appointed Vice President of BigLever

by Michael Stal on  Nov 25, 2011 6

BigLever, one of the few companies focusing on product line engineering, has recently appointed Dr. Paul Clements Vice President of Customer Success. Clements is well-known as one of the pioneers of software architecture in general and product line engineering in particular.

Debate: The Annoying Detail

by Abel Avram on  Nov 25, 2011 7

Uncle Bob and Simon Brown debate on the infrastructure’s role in drawing a system’s architecture.

NoSQL OODB with Smalltalk-based Ruby VM: MagLev 1.0 Released

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 15, 2011 5

The MagLev project has released version 1.0 of their Ruby VM. The Ruby implementation is based on the GemStone/S Smalltalk VM which comes with GemStone's distributed cache, ACID transactions, and persistence system (OODB). InfoQ caught up with Monty Williams of the MagLev project to talk about where MagLev fits on the NoSQL spectrum, and much more.

Build Machines, Windows 7, and Classic ADO

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 19, 2011

Imagine you are doing maintenance on an application from the late 90’s that uses the classic ADO libraries. The recompiled code works fine on any Windows 7 SP1 machine, but mysteriously crashes on the Windows XP machines that have been running the program for nearly a decade. This is the problem facing lots of maintenance developers.

Managed Extensibility Framework: What It is and Where It is Going

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2011

As the name implies, Managed Extensibility Framework is a framework for extending .NET applications. In a recent Channel 9 interview Oleg Lvovitch and Kevin Ransom talked about the history of MEF and what’s planed for version 2.

MIT introduces Oracle for Object-Oriented Programmers

by Michael Stal on  Oct 07, 2011

In a recent news article the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has introduced a technology for automatically remembering connections between objects. The provided system determines how objects in a large software project interact, so it can inform latecomers which objects they will need to design certain types of functions.

Behavior Driven Development In .NET

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 15, 2011 11

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is being increasingly seen as an alternative way to approach Test Driven Development. SpecFlow and NSpec are popular frameworks for BDD in .NET. They help create test specifications that are easy to read even for non-programmers and allow the design of the software to be driven by it’s purpose.

Kevin Montrose on the History and Mistakes of the StackExchange API

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 15, 2011

Creating a public API for an existing website is always a risky venture, and StackExchange’s open editing policy makes it even riskier than most. In a recent series of articles, Kevin Montrose talks about what decisions went into the StackExchange API and what lessons they learned along the way.

Preview: 15th SPLC Conference on Software Product Lines

by Michael Stal on  Aug 05, 2011

The International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the most important event that covers the full range of Product Line Engineering in software-intensive products. Its 15th incarnation will take place in the Munich City Center from August 21st to August 26th.

Software Architecture in the Movies

by Michael Stal on  Jul 31, 2011

Keeping up-to-date with software architecture can be a tough endeavor. Information is normally available within thick books or somewhere hidden in the Web. Another more entertaining way can be to watch clips available at video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Mary Shaw and Dave Garlan have been honored for pioneering Research in Software Architecture

by Michael Stal on  Jul 01, 2011

The Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) have awarded Mary Shaw and Dave Garlan the Outstanding Research Award 2011. Both computer scientists have pioneered the work on Software Architecture at the Software Engineering Institute of the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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