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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Is this What it Means to be an MVP?

John commented: Dude, if you’re going to continue to take potshots at MS every chance you get, why do you want to be a *Microsoft* Valued Professional? You’re not valuable to them at all at this point. It’s like a … Continue reading 

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Are Rails’ Model Objects "View Model Objects"? (and some questions about non-generic subdomains)

Should we assume that the model objects that we build and use in user interfaces to be reusable in other application layers and services? I’m still chewing on the idea of Ruby on Rails as a web front end to … Continue reading 

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Considering Ruby on Rails and Interop: Developer Skills

We sell an enterprise product, and that product is customized by our customers.  More precisely, our product is customized by day coders. If I put Monorail and Windsor in their hands and tell them to go forth and code IoC … Continue reading 

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Considering Ruby on Rails and Interop: Model Code and Data Access

I’m concerned that if I build my application’s front end on Ruby on Rails that I’ll end up needing to create and maintain yet another model layer and data access layer for the parts of the application that don’t run … Continue reading 

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Considering Ruby on Rails and Interop: Transactions

My usual reason for outright dismissing an app with a Rails front end centers on System.Transactions ability to continue a distributed transaction that was started in a web app process into a workflow.  Since WF supports System.Transactions through compensating activities, … Continue reading 

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Intensional Interop

Interop tends to be something we like to avoid, and to only take on when it’s absolutely necessary. For me lately, this is starting to seem like a kind of odd and arbitrary way of thinking. Only a couple of … Continue reading 

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What I Will Do To Be a Better Developer in the Next Six Months

Wendy Friedlander tagged me into this thread. Here’s my response. There are two prongs of efforts that I’m committed to over the next six months that will contribute to my improvement to be a better developer. They are: Integrity. To … Continue reading 

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