Archives / 2008 / March
  • Anti-agile hatemail

    Today I received through the contact form on this blog a hate-mail from a guy who called himself 'Ryan'. Ryan used a fake, non-existing email address so the only way to respond to him is via my blog, hence this post. Let's look at the email first:

    Subject: (Frans Bouma's blog) : anti-agile

    Your post on Jeffrey Palmero's blog is laughable. He is a smart and successful person and is involved in practices that you do not understand. Your post makes you look like a moron. You obviously have a lot to learn about agile development.

    The ONLY thing that works on large .net projects is the platform independent knowledge that the java / C++ / small talk community has learned over the past 20 years. I know because I work on a 3 million LOC, 200+assembly .net product every day. MS built the best development platform, but what MS teaches is crap. In the end, the culture of the development shop is what makes or breaks it. Agile practices focus on that culture. Tools and processes are secondary.

    One day when you work on a real app that is more than 100K lines of code maybe you'll understand. You should not venture outside of the realm of your fan base, which is newbie developers that have a background in ASP.

    I would love to see your product choke on several of our 100+GB databases.


  • Beta of Linq to LLBLGen Pro released!

    Today we released the beta of Linq to LLBLGen Pro to our customers so they can dig in and check if we provided the right code, if everything works allright etc.! If you're an LLBLGen Pro v2.x customer and you want to check out our Linq implementation, please check the customer area to download the beta package.

  • Developing Linq to LLBLGen Pro, part 14

    (This is part of an on-going series of articles, started here)

    We're getting closer to the goal: a full-featured Linq provider for LLBLGen Pro. Hopefully next week the Linq CTP for LLBLGen Pro is ready for release to customers, fingers crossed! Last time I talked about the function mapping support for database functions and in-memory function/method/property access extravangansa, today I'll discuss one of the cornerstones of using an O/R mapper in the first place: fetching trees of objects using hierarchical fetches.