Monthly Archives: April 2008

Hallway Conversations

One of the cool things about ALT.NET events and Open Spaces in general is that you encounter interesting hallway conversations at every turn. Take this video as a good example. We’ve got Udi Dahan, Chad Myers, and ScottGu discussing issues … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, conferences, microsoft, video | 7 Comments

Audio/Podcast Help!

File this one under housekeeping and crowd-sourcing. Troy DeMonbreun asks in a comment on one of my video posts: Will there be an MP3 version available — for those that like to listen on work commutes? Great idea and I’m … Continue reading 

Posted in help, housekeeping, podcasts | 4 Comments

John Lam on IronRuby

Time for another salvo of moving pictures! John catches us up on the IronRuby and shows some under-the-covers architecture of the DLR at the ALT.NET Open Spaces, Seattle event. I didn’t get the whole thing, but there’s some good stuff … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, Featured, ironruby, Ruby, video | 4 Comments

Future Architectures Fishbowl

Greg Young convened an interesting fishbowl about moving architectures into the future. A number of “-ilities” are brought up in the course of this varied and good discussion. Watching this I wonder if there is an architectural future or if … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, architecture, video | 5 Comments

Polyglot Programmer Fishbowl

I recorded the Polyglot Programmer Fishbowl opening session from ALT.NET Open Spaces, Seattle last weekend. It’s pretty interesting with a variety of well-known ‘glots weighing in. Ted Neward, Charlie Calvert, and our very own Jeremy Miller open the discussion with … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, DSLs, Polyglot Programmer, video | 16 Comments

Iterations vs. Flow

I’m drilling pretty deeply into Lean these days. Scott Bellware turned me on to some of the more primary sources about lean manufacturing (Ben Scheirman does a good job of summarizing these books based on a recent conversation at ALT.NET). … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile, flow, iterations, lean | 10 Comments


A ridiculous game that was created during the MVP Summit and ALT.NET Open Spaces, Seattle. Is Metastones the new Werewolf? Only you can decide. I captured a lot of video during my brief, 7-day time in Seattle/Redmond. I promise to … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, conferences, fun | 6 Comments

Early Tool Theory

I got into a series of interesting conversations with the usual suspects, Austin edition, about tools. I wouldn’t say we covered what I’m about to outline here in totality; these snippets are only starting to coalesce and firm up in … Continue reading 

Posted in lean, opinion, tools | 9 Comments