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November, 2005

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    JavaScript Utilities

    Can you tell it's a slow day in the office? :) Speaking of raising the level of abstraction as well as browser based applications, check out Nikhil's JavaScript Utilities project : The project introduces the notion of .jsx (extended JavaScript...
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    As Simple as Possible, But No Simpler

    Chris Bilson left the following comment to my Thoughts on CAB post I hesitate to agree that raising the abstraction level of tools is a good idea. That's just hiding the complexity that's already there inside of more complexity. If you ever need...
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    He's Bad at Taking Advice, but Man is He Smart

    He in this case is Tim Mallalieu from the data programmability team. He and I used to work on the .NET Adoption Team in the field together before we both moved to campus. Tim, if I recall correctly, was the first outside hire we made on that team. We...
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    Browser Based Applications in the Enterprise

    I asked Scoble for his thoughts on my post about the term mashup , and he decided simply to link to it . While I appreciate the traffic, I'd appreciate opinions even more. Luckily, in the same post he linked to Sam Ramji writing about what he called ...
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    Thoughts on CAB

    As I wrote earlier, I'm really impressed with p&p 's latest release - the Composite UI Application Block . I had to fly to Atlanta for a customer meeting last week and I spent most of my spare time (flying, in hotel, etc) digging thru CAB. Well, digging...
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    I Hate The Term Mashup

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    Wikipedia has two definitions of mashup : Mashup (music) : a musical genre consisting of the combination of the parts of more than one song Mashup (web application hybrid) : a website or web application that combines content from more than one...
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    What Is Up With The Three Amigos?

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    First, Amigo Grady Booch admits to throwing away models . Now, Amigo Ivar Jacobson has signed on as a VSIP partner: Microsoft has tapped Ivar Jacobson, known as one of the fathers of the popular Rational Unified Process (RUP), to lead an effort...
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    Really Simple Code Templates in VS05

    David Hayden shows off the Export Templates Wizard from VS05. Very cool. Frankly, I like GAT for most of this type of template work, but this really fits nicely from a simplest thing that could possibly work " perspective.
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    Thoughts on Architecture Journal 5

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    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the most recent issue of The Architecture Journal , I highly recommend it. In particular, I liked Metropolis and SOA Governance by Richard Veryard and Philip Boxer as well as Value Driven Architecture by Charlie...
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    Grady Booch sez "Throw Models Away"

    I wasn't there, but apparently Grady Booch made a comment at OOPSLA last month that throwing away models is a good thing. Juha-Pekka's account of the Design and Modern Software Practices Panel has Grady saying "when the project gets closer to the delivery...
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