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    Developer 2.0 ARCast

    FYI, I sat down for an ARCast with Ron Jacobs last month to talk about Developer 2.0. It's not he full presentation I did at the p&p summit, but it covers much of the same ground. Catch the show over on Channel 9 .
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    Developer 2.0 at VSLive!

    FYI, for those going to VSLive ! in San Francisco , I'm a last minute addition to the schedule. I'm presenting a talk titled Developer 2.0: Finding Your Way in the Future of Software Development . I wrote and delivered this presentation originally for...
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    Hating the Term Web 2.0

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    Now that I’m an Architect on the Edge (I’m thinking of putting that on my business card. Good idea or bad idea?) of course the first order of business is taking a closer look at “Web 2.0”. One thing leaps out at me right away – I hate the name “Web 2...
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    Architect on the Edge

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    So for the fourth time in seven months, I have a new manager. Way way way back and the end of June, I left marketing to be a solution architect . In doing so, I traded in Norman for John as my manager. Things were looking shiny but then Microsoft had...
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    CNET Picks Up Outlook Integration Sample News

    I couldn't blog about the Outlook Integration Sample last week because we were waiting to see if the mainstream media would pick up the news. CNET ran an article about the sample today. There's also a link to the Customer Explorer case study that was...
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    Evolving Language Fidelity

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    I haven't seen much in the way of response to my Hi-Fi Models post, but I did come across this great article by Ted Neward on the history of the tumultuous marriage of objects and relational databases, primarily in the context of LINQ . In the context...
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    Outlook Integration Sample

    For the past few months, I've been heavily involved in a project but I wasn't allowed to blog about it. Last week, it went live on MSDN so finally the gag is off. About a year ago, word started to surface about something called Project Elixir which...
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    My New Boss is Blogging

    Gianpaolo took over the Solution Architecture team a few months ago and he rebooted his blog a couple of weeks ago. And he's active on the afore mentioned Architecture Forums. Subscribed.
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    Architecture Forums

    Simon just emailed a bunch of internal architects about the new Architecture Forums on Microsoft.com. So far there's a general architecture forum as well as one for modeling and tools , with more to come I would guess. What other forums do you think...
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    Hi-Fi Models

    I'm slowly but surely working through my holiday backlog of email and weblogs. Slowly being the operative word here. Anyway, Stuart has a great post on the process by which we build models. And he's not talking theoretically here, he's working on a...
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    Abstraction Gap Leapfrog

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    One of the cool things about having a blogging conversation with someone on the other side of the world is that while you sleep they are thinking of a good response to your post. The only downside? Having to deal with rampant misspelling like "artefacts...
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    Imprecise vs. Incomplete

    Gareth responds to the first tenet of Code is Model : [A]lthough as an industry we desperately need to drag models kicking and screaming from the far left of pretty-picturedom a good long way to the right in the direction of precision, I don't want...
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    Scaffolding Isn't a Model

    Grady Booch @ the OOPSLA 05 Structured Design and Modern Software Practices Panel at (according to the transcript ) The most important part is the executable code. I typically throw my models away, but I always save my source code. I design because...
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    Back in Business

    After an extended absence, DevHawk is back on the air (so to speak). My pal Tom had a hardware failure and we've moved DevHawk onto a hosting service. As it turns out, Tom had the hosting service set up over a month ago and I just never got around to...
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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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    Tool Driven Development

    I've gotten some great feedback on my Code is Model post. But before I get to those comments, I wanted to talk a little bit about the role of tools. Tools are important in every industry, but in no industry are they as important or central as they are...
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