Since Larry Clarkin and I wrote the Enterprise Mashups article in the Architecture Journal, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about mashups and what they are. To that end, I thought I’d put my neck out and lay down a public definition. A mashup is an application that pulls together data from different sources and puts that with functionality that didn’t know about each other previously to provide a » read more.
In the 13th edition of the Architecture Journal, Larry Clarkin and I wrote an article on Enterprise Mashups. You can find a PDF of the journal here. The two of us actually presented the paper at the Strategic Architecture Forum (SAF) in Redmond which is a gathering of about 100 enterprise architects, CIOs, CTOs and the like. Our basic thesis is that Mashups, while most famous in the consumer space, » read more.
I found this via UXMag. It’s advice to freelance designers but it works in so many different arenas. Consulting is the obvious play, but think about this in terms of your politics at your corporation and even in your personal life. If you’ve coached soccer or anything, you’ll have at least 6 of the 12 types below as parents. The twelve that he talks about with my own little summaries are: 1. The » read more.
I’m an officially published author now. It’s very cool to see my name and BIO on article. I think that this will be the first of many. This was a joint article between me and Gabriel Torok of PreEmptive Solutions. It covers 8 specific ways that you can Reduce Your Code Vulnerability to various attacks. Reduce Your Code Vulnerability The article on Visual Studio Magazine’s Web Site http://www.ftponline.com/vsm/2006_03/magazine/columns/gettingstarted/
Patrick Steele made a good point about my last post on Unit Testing. The code that I wrote just happened to use the Test keyword at the beginning of each of my methods. That’s not required. I just happed to like that convention because it reads well. I do use the attributes and encourage everyone else to because, as Patrick also points out, TestDriven.NET and other tools don’t use it. » read more.
Keith Elder used to be one of the biggest PHP advocates around. Now, he runs a site called http://www.dotnetpimps.net where he is the foremost .NET Pimp. He pointed out on his blog that he’s put up and article on why he made the conversion. More at http://dotnetpimps.net/blogs/theelder/about.aspx.
The Windows Mobile Team just published a white paper on migrating from eVB to VB.NET on the Compact Framework. This is a really good thing and is worth a read.
I know that it’s not a really big deal to many authors, but I got my first article published on the Fawcette Reports web site. I didn’t know that it was actually published until I started getting emails about it – but it’s linked below.