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  • Blog Post: My Tuesday at JAOO

    What a day it was. I was surfing on a great wave while attending sessions about DSL, AJAX and Agile Development. I started the day with Markus excellent session on DSL best practices. Beside many other things, he emphasized on building your own metamodel, which represents the formal definition of the...
  • Blog Post: http://tempuri.org needs to be updated soon...

    I'm really looking forward to see the following lines on http://tempuri.org : [ServiceContract(Namespace = http://microsoft.com/webservices/ ")] public interface IMyWebService{ }
  • Blog Post: Speaker Idol - Are you the Next Speaker Star?

    I’m super excited about the “ Tech·Ed Europe: Developers ” Speaker Idol contest. I believe this is a great opportunity to become an invited speaker at Europe’s largest IT event! If you’re a great presenter as well as a subject matter expert, you should definitely consider to participate in our “ Speaker...
  • Blog Post: From Batman to Service BAT

    I’m really happy to announce that the Service BAT workspace went public yesterday! What started as project Batman resulted into a full blown effort called Service BAT! Edward Bakker wrote a great blog entry about this new guidance and tooling experience for the service development domain! Thank...
  • Blog Post: It’s not about the Feature, it’s about the Scenario!

    I just came back from South Africa where Arvindra , Ingo and myself delivered the Architect Forum on Software Factories in Johannesburg , Durban and Cape Town . Since the Cape Town event was on Friday, we stayed over the weekend to explore the great landscape of the Capes. While Ingo and I were visiting...
  • Blog Post: Why Restaurants aren’t run by the Software Industry (part 2)

    In my last post , I discussed some assets that restaurants enable to deliver high quality dishes on budget and on time. I truly believe that in the software industry we have to step up to the next level of predictability, quality and efficiency. Software Factories are a long term vision to improve productivity...
  • Blog Post: Why Restaurants aren’t run by the Software Industry

    Last week, I attended a great cooking class as part of my Architect Bootcamp delivery in Denmark . It is really impressive to see how this industry understands the streamlining of the creation of a meal but still is able to ensure the highest level of quality. While we were preparing parts of our own...
  • Blog Post: We're looking for a new colleague

    We ( Arvindra , Kevin & I) are looking for a bright new colleague in the role of a Solution Architect Evangelist working for Microsoft EMEA HQ. If you’re an experienced architect who's passionate about technology as well as the business and you don’t mind traveling, just have a look here .
  • Blog Post: Virtual Indigo Track @ TechEd Europe

    I'm really happy about the massive Indigo coverage we're going to have at TechEd Europe . Since this content is brand new, the presenters agreed on doing a lot of extra work! Thanks guys, I owe you all a beer... Introducing "Indigo" - The Unified Framework for Building Connected Systems, Ari Bixhorn...
  • Blog Post: WSCWS: Post Mortem,

    I delivered my Web Service Competency Workshop (WSCWS) in EMEA during the last 4 month. It was a great time: I met a lot of bright people, had great discussions about technology as well as the meaning of life. That’s why I like to share some of the non-technical experiences with you: Iceland, Reykjavik...
  • Blog Post: WSCWS Ukraine

    I’ve just finished my “Web Services Competency Workshop” in Kiev (Ukraine). I really have to say that this was an amazing experience: The event was hosted in a trendy restaurant with a very nice decoration (library style). They not only served superb coffee (such as espressos) but also played just perfect...
  • Blog Post: Just a policy violation...

    I’m currently in a very nice hotel in Kiev. They gave me a room high up on the 7hth floor. Having the room high up usually implies silence at night and this is exactly what I’m looking for. However, it was 5 o’clock in the afternoon when I’ve heard some strange noise in my neighbor’s room. After hearing...
  • Blog Post: Great time ahead

    I’ve just came back from my skiing holidays in Zermatt . It was great fun! The weather and snow conditions were superb… However, I’m back @ work and look forward to the following events: 2 nd German Archtitects Forum , 14. April 2005 , Wuppertal TechDays 2005 , 15. April 2005, Geneva Web...
  • Blog Post: What's more important: service & ambience or food?

    While I was sitting in a lovely restaurant in Spain I was thinking about the most important thing that makes eating in a restaurant a great experience. Is it really the food? I ate in a restaurant last Monday that hadn’t served great food. But I felt so welcomed: The prices were moderate, the waiter...
  • Blog Post: Speaking in Russia is different

    Because half of the audience wasn’t very comfortable with English my workshop got simultaneously translated to Russian. The translator used my natural breaks to translate. This means that I had to speak in small portions; otherwise I would overstretch his memory J But it also means that my sessions were...
  • Blog Post: About a flight, a train ride and a Web Services Workshop

    When my alarm clock rang on Monday the 14 th of February at 6.15 am, I had no clue what I’m going to experience the next 23 hours. To be honest, if I knew it upfront, I would have stayed in bed for an additional couple of hours. But because I didn’t knew, I left my home in Oxford at 7am. As usual, Danny...
  • Blog Post: What would be your favorite session at TechEd Europe 2005?

    I’m really excited to assist Arvindra with this year’s TechEd Europe 2005 content planning for the Architecture and the Connected Systems track! Please let us know if you have topics you would like to see in one of these tracks or if you have an idea for a great session. You can do this by either add...
  • Blog Post: Interested in Z#?

    A. Wöß and H. Mössenböck from the University of Linz just published the following courseware: Compiler Construction - Concepts and Practical Application to .NET This course builds a complete compiler for the programming language Z# (= subset of C#) that produces .NET executables. It will teach students...
  • Blog Post: Back alive and ready for JAOO

    After two and a half week of perfect rock climbing in Southern France and Northern Italy I’m back alive and ready for my presentations at JAOO . Hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: "Visual Studio 2005 Team System" (aka Burton) gets its own Blog ...

    http://blogs.msdn.com/askburton
  • Blog Post: ACM Turing Award meets TechEd Europe

    Great news ! Jim Gray is going to speak @ TechEd Europe ! I'm really looking forward!
  • Blog Post: Writing Secure Code: On the Road again ...

    Together with Mario , I’m going to deliver the following content throughout Austria : Writing Secure Code: Essential Security Technologies (part 1) Writing Secure Code: Essential Security Technologies (part 2) Secure Application Architecture .NET Framework Security Curious...
  • Blog Post: The real advantage of binary XML

    I’ve attended several session about WS-* specs in the past. One of the biggest problems is XML’s human readability. Instead of explaining the concepts many presenters just deal with the underlying XML representation. As a result, the session usually ends with snoozing attendees. I don’t...
  • Blog Post: Governments need education in software architecture

    CBDi explicitly states that this is NOT an April Fool! Check out their article how EU ensures chaos in media components. They question the EU government’s understanding of the following definitions: A component is a set of functionality that offers well defined capabilities through...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Warning about PHP and Apache 2.0

    Excerpt from the PHP Manual : Warning Do not use Apache 2.0 and PHP in a production environment neither on Unix nor on Windows. No comment…
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