Archives / 2005 / May
  • VinceB moves on to dataReference - Dallas, TX

    I have gladly accepted a position as Architect at a very professional consulting company, dataReference.  It’s been quite a ride while at Progression Technologies for the last two years.  That was some seriously long nights, weekends, “agile” specifications, and even some architectural accomplishments that really are great.  Now it’s onto working with the great development team at dataReference.  Good luck to Progression, I really appreciate everyone there and wish the best for their product.  Hello dataReference.

  • ANTS – A Great Profiler

    We can get so object oriented and code reuse centric that we can slow the application down.  It can be like making SQL stored procedures and user defined functions object oriented – just a bad idea. 

  • The Next Indigo ETA?

    I keep looking around for an ETA on Indigo that will work with Visual Studio 2005 Beta2.  All I see is the Indigo team reporting, “When It’s Ready”.  I also see in the FAQ that within a few months, we’ll have a Beta1.  Then the final ETA will be in a year and a half with Longhorn.  Knowing project plans, I understand this slightly ambiguous ETA.  A nice deliverable schedule would be very helpful for other project schedules.  I stand on the banks of the WinFX shore watching and waiting.

  • Tried TDD again but…

    Test driven development sounds great, looks great, smells great, but is it really that useful for server applications?  Unit testing means units of course but what happens when the unit is not a dumbed down component?