Eugenio Pace

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  • Blog Post: Happy birthday USA!

  • Blog Post: Happy birthday Argentina!

    Today Argentina celebrates 200 years of the revolution that led to independence. Happy birthday from province 25th :-) Note: Argentina has 23 provinces and an autonomous city (Buenos Aires). “Province 25th” refers to all of us living abroad.
  • Blog Post: Blog activity suspended until after PDC

    I've got like 5 posts in my queue. All of them are drafts, all need work, all need nice graphics to illustrate the concepts and all are related to my session at PDC . I'm 100% focused on actually having all my demos finished, deck's polished, etc. and I've frequently found myself back and forth editing...
  • Blog Post: Tagged again

    About a year and a half ago, some proto-ethnologist started a tagging blogo-game:  you where asked to write 5 facts about you and then tag 5 other people you knew. Not sure if someone eventually did any analysis of the spread, lifetime and reach of the game. But regardless of the spreading speed...
  • Blog Post: Fun with GeoRSS, Virtual Earth and WCF Syndication

    WCF Syndication APIs are great. In just a couple of hours I wrote a simple GeoRSS feed, a fairly high level library to encapsulate the details of common entities (lines, points, polygons), all unit tests and a mashup with VE to test it. I only encountered a couple of incompatibilities and problems (mainly...
  • Blog Post: Arvindra is blogging again

    My good friend Arvindra is blogging again! Check his latest series on "Service Capsules", a concept he's been working on for some time. Good thing you're back sharing your wisdom with the rest of us. :-)
  • Blog Post: Regional Architecture Forum 2007 - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

    I had the pleasure to participate last week in the 2007 RAF for the Andean Region which covers Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. I was invited by Jose Mauricio Alvarez, the Architect Evangelist in the region, and one of the best hosts I've ever met. Nothing I could write here would be enough to...
  • Blog Post: Be a good CodePlex citizen. Vote!

    A feature I really miss in CodePlex wiki is the ability to embed a video. It is possible to link to a video or upload one, but there's no wiki markup for an embedded player like what you see in Channel9 or YouTube Help us pass the bill in the CodePlex senate by voting for this item in their Issue Tracker...
  • Blog Post: I'm it too. Tagged by Ed

    I have been tagged by Ed . I'm not going to talk about my first computer (a TI 99/4A), or my first program (a leap counter and speed meter for my electric car circuit), my first hardware project (an RC for planes) or the first time I programmed something useful (when was that? :-) ). 5 facts about me...
  • Blog Post: Last post of the year - We move!

    Our communities have a new, big home; so update your bookmarks and favorites: http://www.codeplex.com/smartclient The GotDotNet hosted sites (CAB, SCSF, MCSF, Updater, Offline) are all going to be moved to this CodePlex, including all the existing forum threads and content. We believe that this consolidation...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.0 - December 2006 CTP

    New CTP version of Enterprise Library, new community web site: http://www.codeplex.com/entlib December 2006 CTP of Enterprise Library 3.0. Includes: A partial implementation of the Validation Application Block The Application Block Software Factory Visual Studio-integrated config tool DAAB enhancements...
  • Blog Post: How you use patterns - Survey

    Via Dragos Manolescu : In the patterns & practices (p&p) group at Microsoft we have been using software patterns for several years. I'm working with a couple of colleagues on gauging how the folks employing the guidance coming out of p&p (such as guides , application blocks , software factories...
  • Blog Post: Saasy site on SaaS

    If you are interested in Software as a Service concepts bookmark this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/saas/ with content authored by subject matter experts Gianpaolo Carraro & Fred Chong .
  • Blog Post: Test - ignore

    Trying out new Windows Live Writer...
  • Blog Post: Meet you at TechEd Boston!

    I'll be in TechEd Boston all next week with my patterns & practices colleagues: Jason Hogg, Ed Jezierski, Peter Provost, Alan Ridlehoover and Don Smith. Use TechEd Connect to contact me or just send me an e-mail if you want to talk. And of course, don’t miss our sessions ;-) DEV205 Patterns...
  • Blog Post: Visit to Argentina

    Last week I was invited to Argentina to work for a couple for days with a local customer and Microsoft Consulting Services in SouthCone region (that's Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia). A really great project and another example of how patterns & practices assets are being used in...
  • Blog Post: An Apology to all our Community Members

    As a product manager, I’m responsible, among other things, for the relationship between our Customers and my Team. As such, I’d like to apologize for the problems experienced during the last days with our Community sites hosted on GotDotNet. I know that generally speaking your experience with our...
  • Blog Post: Agile Software Development

    Lately, there has been an increasing interest in applying agile methods for software development. Practices like test driven development (TDD), continuous integration (CI), highly iterative development cycles, daily team meetings, use of wikis, and others are some of the techniques that support what...
  • Blog Post: We are hiring!

    If you think you can contribute to patterns & practices success check out these two new openings for a Technical Product Manager and for a Marketing Manager . You can click the links to read the full job descriptions. The Technical Product Manager role (that's what I am) is about being the main interface...
  • Blog Post: 50 years ago...

    ... a great machine was born: the VW Karmann Ghia. A perfect combination of german mechanics and italian design: Driving my Karmann daily is a great experience. It lacks all the ammenities of most modern cars: doesn't have AC, power steering, suspension is a little bit rough, etc. but it feels...
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