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Want Better Estimates? Stop Estimating!

Posted by Joel Semeniuk  on  Feb 15, 2012 7 Posted by Joel Semeniuk Follow 0 Followers  on  Feb 15, 2012 7

Joel Semeniuk discusses ways of making better project estimates excluding guessing as much as possible.

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A Dash of Kanban Anyone?

Posted by Joel Semeniuk  on  Feb 02, 2012 Posted by Joel Semeniuk Follow 0 Followers  on  Feb 02, 2012

Joel Semeniuk shares some of the lessons he learned managing development teams, how he got into Kanban and why its principles are helpful.

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TDD/BDD as Architectural Tools

Posted by James Kovacs  on  Jan 11, 2012 Posted by James Kovacs Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 11, 2012

James Kovacs explains how to use TDD and BDD to focus the architectural efforts on the high-value areas of the code in order to obtain just-in-time software architecture.

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Design by Contract (DbC)

Posted by Joel Hebert  on  Dec 29, 2011 2 Posted by Joel Hebert Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 29, 2011 2

Joël Hébert introduces and demoes Design by Contract’s main concepts –preconditions, postconditions, object invariants- showing their benefits in creating more robust code.

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Architects? We Don't Need No Stinkin’ Architects!

Posted by Michael Stiefel  on  Dec 09, 2011 6 Posted by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers  on  Dec 09, 2011 6

Michael Stiefel attempts to clear up some misunderstandings regarding the role played by the software architect.

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Convention-over-Configuration in an Agile World

Posted by James Kovacs  on  Nov 24, 2011 5 Posted by James Kovacs Follow 0 Followers  on  Nov 24, 2011 5

James Kovacs discusses using TDD and BDD to avoid complexity and creating evolving architectures where convention is emphasized over configuration.

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Agile Architecture: Linking Requirements and Architecture to Solve the Right Problem

Posted by Mario Cardinal  on  Nov 07, 2011 1 Posted by Mario Cardinal Follow 0 Followers  on  Nov 07, 2011 1

Mario Cardinal explains how to use agile practices to incrementally introduce non-functional requirements into the architecture in order to reduce the complexity of the solution.

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Test First Development v.Next with Pex and Moles

Posted by David Starr  on  Oct 24, 2011 Posted by David Starr Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 24, 2011

David Starr demoes Pex –a parameterized white box unit test tool- and Moles –an isolation framework-, two .NET tools useful for test-first development.

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Next Generation Mashups

Posted by Erik Renaud  on  Oct 14, 2011 Posted by Erik Renaud Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 14, 2011

Erik Renaud talks on building mashups with OData and normalized schemas to create solutions for mobiles devices in a distributed Internet and how to deal with existing architectural constraints.

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Event Aggregator: Solving the Problem of Event Coupling

Posted by Donald Belcham  on  Sep 28, 2011 Posted by Donald Belcham Follow 0 Followers  on  Sep 28, 2011

Donald Belcham presents the Event Aggregator pattern and the event problems it solves: tight coupling, refactoring difficulty, object chaining, memory leak, showing how to build one.

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Presentation Patterns: MVP – MVC – MVVM

Posted by Erik Lebel  on  Sep 15, 2011 1 Posted by Erik Lebel Follow 0 Followers  on  Sep 15, 2011 1

Erik Lebel explains 3 presentation patterns used in Windows applications –MVP, MVC, MVVM-, demoing how the model, view, and control layers interact with each other.

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Testability and the Entity Framework

Posted by Scott Allen  on  Aug 29, 2011 Posted by Scott Allen Follow 0 Followers  on  Aug 29, 2011

Scott Allen explains how to create unit tests for applications making use of the ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1.

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