Monthly Archives: August 2008

The State of IronRuby on the ALT.NET Podcast

Mike apparently took some time off from being a new Dad to gather up the latest news on IronRuby. The State of IronRuby  

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A Train of Thought – August 24th, 2008 Edition

Thank God I don’t have my old 3 hours a day of commuting into Manhattan, but I needed to spit out some little blog postlets in more than 140 characters at a time, so I present to you the latest … Continue reading 

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“SmartInstance” in StructureMap 2.5

From the feedback on the StructureMap Google group, Chad and I have hashed out a new Fluent Interface expressions for explicitly defining constructor arguments and setter values (I still think Setter Injection is a design smell, but I’ve been vociferously … Continue reading 

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Continuous Improvement in .NET Software Development

The website is up for the “Continuous Improvement in .Net Software Development” conference has been posted at  It’s a bit different in scope than ALT.NET Seattle in that there will be free workshops before the open spaces event over … Continue reading 

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The Null Pattern is a Good Thing

That’s all I’ve got to say this morning.  Check it our here:

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It’s time for IoC Container Detente

I was perusing the session list for ALT.NET Canada this morning (sorry I couldn’t make it guys) and saw this session title that reflects something I’ve had quite a few conversations about this year. Building extensible frameworks leveraging framework consumer … Continue reading 

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Dovetail is looking for a Junior to Midlevel Developer

Edit 8/22/2008:  We had a good response to this and other postings, and we’ve filled the position.  I’m sorry, but I don’t expect us to grow again anytime soon.   The take away from this is that we have an … Continue reading 

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Dovetail welcomes the Flim Flam Man

Chad & I have gotten tired of being an old married couple, so we’ve brought in reinforcements.   Today we welcomed Josh Flanagan (developer extraordinaire and StructureMap committer) to the Dovetail team.  Welcome aboard Josh!

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Shame Card 2008

Our new shame card:  If you break the build somebody writes you up on Twitter where the world can mock you. No, we don’t really do this, but…   

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Say Hello to Fluent NHibernate

I’ll let James Gregory do the introduction for Fluent NHibernate here.  I think this project has a lot of potential to dramatically reduce the difficulties teams face when working with NHibernate.  The initial focus is on a fluent interface mechanism … Continue reading 

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