Wow, Michele Leroux Bustamante is delivering a serie of 15 webcasts on WCF this summer. This is going to be some first class education on the Windows Communication Foundation. If you're into WCF, this should not be missed!
Monday, June 25, 2007
- Don't get distracted in any way: no television, PC or Nintendo Wii should be in the same room as you and your book.
- Depending on the kind of book you are reading, always have a pen, a piece of paper and a dictionary close by. When I get some ideas or want to look something up while I am reading a book,
I always write it down.
- Peace and quiet is essential. Although I've tried reading technical books when my wife and three kids were around, the best reading hours for me is when they all went to sleep.
Although I find it difficult to read long articles or books on a computer (maybe because of the distractions), I would like to try out some device like the Sony Reader.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Great summary on being ALT.NET. I don't completely agree with the hot-or-not list of Roy, therefore I like the modified list of Sam much more. My goal in life is to be ALT.NET and I don't want to underestimate the power of the dark side ;-).
PS: Put the Windows Communication Foundation on the 'hot' list.
Daniel Simmons, talks about persistence ignorance and how it will be incorporated in next version(s) of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. In a previous post, I already mentioned the lack of persistence ignorance for the business objects. He mentions that you have to sacrifice some performance when you want to isolate your business objects from persistence, wich is fine by me. I don't care about that. I believe this is a good step forward for the entity framework. It's still questionable that the first version(s) will be good enough to use with DDD approaches (also see this post from Scott Bellware), but there is hope for the future. Kudos to the ADO.NET team for their efforts to actually get down and listen to the community and incorporating the feedback into the binaries the as well.