Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

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    Blog Moved...Sort Of

    I originally started and have always maintained DevHawk as my primary blog. However, back in the spring of 2004 , I started cross posting to this MSDN blog due since I was being featured on the MSDN Architecture Center and I needed the blog up 24x7. ...
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    New Teammates Blogging

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    I'm settling in to my new job. One way to tell, read Dale Churchward's blog . Dale's a teammate of mine. He only joined Microsoft a few months ago. Apparently, he used to blog at his old job, but either way we've now doubled the number of bloggers on...
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    Gartner EA Summit Day One

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    I'm in sunny San Diego for the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit . I'm presenting a sponsor session and case study tomorrow (MSFT is a platinum sponsor for the event) but I came in yesterday so I could attend a few sessions, meet a few customers...
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    Alpha Release of Ruby.NET

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    I'm not sure what a "Preliminary Beta" is but QIT has released a one for their Ruby.NET compiler . They expect to achieve "full semantic compatibility" (can you tell this is an acidemic project?) by the end of the year. Thanks to David Ing for the link...
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    Moving On...

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    It's not the biggest job change news this week (or the day ), but after three years on Architecture Strategy and six years total as an evangelist, I'm moving on to a new role. After six years, I decided it was time for me to put my money where my mouth...
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    June DSL CTP

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    Congrats to the team for their latest version of the DSL Toolkit , integrated into the June CTP of the VS SDK . According to the published product plans of the VS SDK, they're suppoesd to ship their next release - including the final DSL toolkit - next...
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    Thinking About Object Models

    I'm doing some experiments with Amazon's S3 Service. Very cool service, I might add. Anyway, the sample C# REST code basically wraps the network requests with a single connection class that has individual methods for each type of service interaction ...
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    Enterprise 2.0 ARCast

    Ron just posted his latest ARCast featuring yours truly talking about Enterprise 2.0 . Some of the same stuff I blogged about last month , but in a conversational style. Check it out.
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    Architect Connections Conference

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    For any readers in LA, I'm keynoting the MS Architect Connections conference in LA next week. They have a few spots still open, so if you're interested you can sign up here .
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    TechEd Iron Architect Contest

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    For a change, I'm not involved with TechEd at ALL this year. It's all Simon and Marty. Looks like they've got some cool stuff cooking, particularly the Iron Architect contest . Almost makes me wish I was going this year.
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    ChucK Audio Programming Language

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    I saw reference to ChucK on Prompt Criticality , a Second Life Blog. I wanted to blog it for my own reference if for no other reason. ChucK is "a new audio programming language for real-time synthesis, composition, and performance" that "presents a new...
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    Sacred Code Cows

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    I wrote of my meeting w/ Neal Ford a few weeks ago. Today he has a long post on what he calls Eating Sacred Hamburger that goes into more detail of some of the things we discussed: Software development cults tend to create sacred cows: habits and...
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    ActiveRecord::Migration

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    When I wrote about the Dual Schema problem a few weeks ago, I specifically wrote that the Rails model is backwards because it derives the in-memory schema from the database schema. While I still believe that, Rails' ActiveRecord::Migration library does...
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    Apparently, Microsoft Delivered on Enterprise 2.0 Three Years Ago

    In the past few weeks, there’s been a major uptick in discussion about Web 2.0 / Enterprise convergence. Andrew McAfee has a new article on what he calls Enterprise 2.0. Dion’s got an entire blog on the subject, though he thinks it should be called Enterprise...
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    Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby

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    Even if you don't care a lick about Ruby , you should read Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby . It is by far the most facinating (and freaky) technical book I've ever read.
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    Talking Dynamic Lanugages with Neal Ford

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    I spent a couple of hours chatting with Neal Ford from ThoughtWorks yesterday. Ted Neward had virtually introduced us a few months ago and he was in town for MTS , so he arranged a meeting. I had asked Ted to introduce me to some dynamic language folks...
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    LINQ + WAP == Coolness

    I never really missed Web Application Project support in VS05 until I realized what I could do with it. I've been experimenting with LINQ and wanted to be able to use it in a web application I'm prototyping. Under the file system model, there's no easy...
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    RubyNet Project

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    Having written about Ruby in the scope of the Compiler Dev Lab and the Dual Schema Problem , I was interested to come across the Ruby.NET project from Queensland University of Technology . From the Ruby.NET home page: Our goal is to create a compiler...
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    The Dual Schema Problem

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    A few months ago, Ted Neward wrote a great article about the history of the Object Relational Impedance Mismatch problem and how LINQ is addressing it in a new way. Basically, LINQ is introducing new language abstractions and complementary libraries to...
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    CLR Everywhere

    Big news from the Game Developers Conference this week is the XNA Framework. From the press release : The XNA Framework contains a custom implementation of the Microsoft® .NET Framework and new game-development-specific libraries designed to help...
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    The Annoying C# 3.0 "Unsupported Version" Dialog

    I am sick and tired of the warning dialog box for the C# 3.0 preview . Every time you launch VS it pops up a dialog reading "This is an unsupported version of Microsoft Visual C# 3.0. As such many features may not work as expected." You know, this isn...
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    The SQL Complexity Problem

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    I mentioned on the first day of the Compiler Dev Lab that Brian Beckman is a hoot. He's also wicked smart. He posted about his demo from Monday where he demonstrates building indexes for use in LINQ queries. In his words: In the terminology of relational...
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    Compiler Dev Lab - Scripting

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    Day Two of the Compiler Dev Lab was all about scripting. Iron Python was the primary focus of the day, but they also had Phalanger (Managed PHP ) and Monad folks there as well. I hadn't realized just how performant these dynamic languages are on...
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    Compiler Dev Lab - LINQ

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    Even though I haven't finished my ETech postings, I'm already onto another event. This week, thanks to an invite from Michael Lehman , I'm sitting in on a Compiler Lab discussing implementing other languages for CLR. The first day was about LINQ . Much...
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    ETech Day Three Quick Thoughts

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    After my marathon blogging session last night and taking notes all day, I'm a bit burnt out on writing. But here are a few quick thoughts. More details to follow. I'm digging the Live.com home page and the integrated Live Search. Since I'm on a...
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