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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.