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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Just because it’s in a patterns book…

I’m picking on a commenter here a little bit, and he probably didn’t mean it this way, but it provided the impetus. Don’t ever assume a solution is correct for your problem just because it’s a pattern in a book … Continue reading 

Posted in Design Patterns, Ranting | 12 Comments

My Official ALT.NET Recap

It took a week, but I finally got around to finishing my recap of the ALT.NET Open Spaces event from last weekend.  I can honestly say that this was the best experience that I’ve ever had at a technical conference.  I’ll … Continue reading 

Posted in altnetconf | 6 Comments

StoryTeller source code is back up

I finally put the StoryTeller source code back into subversion today.  There was more than enough interest in StoryTeller at ALT.NET to encourage me to go on.  The first order is still to get StoryTeller as it is going, but … Continue reading 

Posted in StoryTeller | 1 Comment

ALT.NET isn’t completely baked and there’s nothing new here…

  …and I’m fine with that.  I want the ALT.NET mission statement and credo to remain up for debate for a while longer.  I wanted to try to respond to Frans Bouma’s comments on ALT.NET, but I don’t have all of … Continue reading 

Posted in altnetconf | 2 Comments

ALT.NET Recap: It’s the Values, Stupid!

  Scott Hanselman got off a good one liner early on the first day.  To paraphrase:  “…is this just the ‘I hate the ViewState’ so let’s have a conference crowd?”  He went on farther to challenge us to have a … Continue reading 

Posted in altnetconf | 5 Comments

ALT.NET Recap: Not Invented Here – Um, are you kidding me?

EDIT:  Softened the language a bit.    Scott Hanselman made what I thought was, even in jest, a statement that didn’t quite feel right to me.  Mr. Hanselman, a newly minted employee of the company that brought us MSBuild and … Continue reading 

Posted in altnetconf | 7 Comments

ALT.NET Recap: My name is Jeremy, and I’m a .Net developer

  Just to prove that the ALT.NET conference was 99% positive, I was definitely on an endorphin high when I wrote this. There was a day and time when I was intimidated by C++, then Java developers.  I thought they … Continue reading 

Posted in altnetconf | 7 Comments

Immediate advantage(?) to the new ASP.Net MVC framework

From a colleague this afternoon came an interesting observation about the MVC framework.  The conversation basically went “wait, there isn’t the event lifecycle or postbacks or viewstate?  There go all the tricky interview questions.” I’m sure the MVC framework will … Continue reading 

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ALT.NET Recap: Front and center, let’s talk constructively about Mort

There’s much, much more to follow from this past weekend.  This just happened to be the section I managed to get done first.  Please don’t get the impression that all we did is sit around and bash Mort, because that’s … Continue reading 

Posted in altnetconf, Featured | 37 Comments

ALT.NET aftermath

I promise I’ll get some recap/commentary stuff of my own going soon, but for right now I’m completely wiped.  Instead of going on to talk to the Eleutian constant innovation machine, I had to bow out to go watch some … Continue reading 

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments