Code beauty

It’s pretty clear that there are two basic kinds of developers; those that write code only to get the job done, and those that write code which in addition to getting the job done also looks good. I’m definitely part of the latter group and I have to say that sometimes I get frustrated when ...

Enterprise Library 3.0 available

Can’t believe I almost missed this completely! Turns out the P&P team released Enterprise Library 3.0 the other day. For me, the two most interesting new features have to be Environmental overrides and the new Validation Application Block. I’m also very happy to see a rolling trace file listener included in the Logging Application Block ...

Community Server 2007

The guys over at Telligent released the much longed for new version of Community Server. And they did it right on schedule! Very impressive! I spent a couple of hours yesterday upgrading my 2.1 installation and it all went pretty smoothly. Haven’t checked out the new theme engine yet, but maybe I’ll get around to ...

Web Services Software Factory, the solution to all our problems?

I just came back from a seminar on Web Service Software Factory (hereby referenced as WSSF), and I just cannot resit the urge to share my feelings on the subject. The presenter introduced WSSF as the solution to a lot of problems; Straggly Code Base since each dev/architect has his/her own way of building a ...

Documenting Web Services

I’m now trying to do what really should be very core to any enterprise that is serious about using SOA and web services – making sure that there is an easy way to document your services and to keep that documentation available and updated. Well, it has turned out to be much more painful than ...

Visual Studio 2005 SDK 4.0 Released

Seems like there is a brand new VS SDK available on MSDN. Not sure if I have the courage to install it considering the trouble I had last time.. Oh well, I’m an optimist.. I’m sure they’ve ironed out all issues by now, right? 🙂

Generating a cross-product with MSBuild

Have you ever wanted to create a cross-product of two item groups in TeamBuild? Aaron Hallberg has a post in which he explains two possible ways of doing it. I struggled with the same problem a few days ago and found another solution that doesn’t involve creating your own MSBuild Task but still keeps the ...

The Venice Project changes name to Joost!

Last week I blogged about the Venice Project. Well, I just got an email telling me they’ve changed their name to “Joost” and will soon be accepting more beta testers. Maybe I’ll even get some more invitation tokens soon..

Slow day today

I’m here at work trying to read up on the Service Factory guidance package I blogged about a couple of days ago. But everything is soo slow. The GotDotNet-site hardly works at all, all msdn articles load with like 10 bytes per minute and CodePlex is even more sluggish than usual. Good thing I’m only ...

Tagged!

Wow, that was quick! I got tagged by Joakim Sundén which means I’m supposed to tell you five things that you may not know about me. Well, luckily none of my friends actually read this blog so I should be able to tell you more or less anything and it’ll all be news to you ...