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  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - David Chappell on Effective IT Innovation

      David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates based in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology. In this episode David talk to Bob Familiar about Effective...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Rocky Lhotka on Patterns, Architecture and MVVM

      Rockford Lhotka is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic , a company focused on delivering business value through applied technology and one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners. Rocky is the creator of CSLA .NET, one of the most widely used development frameworks...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Architecture Site Launched

    Microsoft has launched a new site devoted to the sharing of best practices and customer stories. The site features case studies, video interviews, architect evangelist profiles, links to blog articles and of course a Twitter feed. If you are an architect or senior developer, this site is a great resource...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Neil Palmer of Sungard on the Business Impact of Cloud Computing and RIA

    In this episode, Hong Choing talks to Neil Palmer, Partner for Sungard Consulting Service about the impact of Cloud Computing and new Rich Internet Application technologies such as Silverlight 4. Hong covers this solution in detail in this blog post . ARCast.TV - Neil...
  • Blog Post: Visualization and Architecture Tools in VS2010

    Last Month, Cameron Skinner from the VS2010 product team toured through the mid-west, speaking about the new visualization, modeling, and architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010.  During this tour, there were four main VS2010 features that Cameron covered in his talks: Understand the code Architecture...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - SOASTA uses Windows Azure to offer CloudTest Solutions

    SOASTA based in California, the company offers both internally installed and cloud-based testing applications. SOASTA developed a cloud-based testing application that it now deploys on the Windows Azure platform. Their CloudTest Service Helps Performance-Testing Firm Simulate Real-World Internet Traffic...
  • Blog Post: Turn Spaghetti a into a nice Sequence Diagram with Visual Studio 2010

    Do you (or someone you know) have a code base look like this? Looking for a way to get a handle on understanding your code base fast ? Sometimes a picture can speak a thousand words – and now with Visual Studio 2010 you can make sense out of that mess you just inherited (or wrote yourself)… Check-out...
  • Blog Post: Do Architects Need to Code?

    Ruth Malan writes on her online blog ‘A Trace in the Sand’ on the topic of ‘ Do architects need to code? ’. In part, architecture is about enabling many people to work on a complex system , and still achieve something that is coherent. So the architect needs to have technical insight that comes from...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Architects? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Architects!

    Are software architects necessary? Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it. Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Architecture Webcast Series

    We are putting on a series of architecture webcasts this month. Please tune in. March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Today's users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services they use. In...
  • Blog Post: The Danger in Relying on the Electric Utility Model for the Cloud

    Sitting in my nth Cloud symposium last week I again heard the argument that the Cloud should be modeled after an electric power utility. You just plug into it and stuff works. This analogy has been used lots of places, most recently in Nicholas Carr’s book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV Special - An Architects Perspective on Silverlight 3 featuring Tim Heuer

    Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight. In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level look at Silverlight from the architect’s...
  • Blog Post: How Data, RIA, and Workflow Services all work with WCF

    The .NET 4 Framework makes it easier for developers to work with services from their managed code applications. With .NET 4, the WCF technology provides several different types of services to start from, based on your particular needs, but they all share the same underlying infrastructure. Here’s how...
  • Blog Post: The IT Complexity Crisis: Danger and Opportunity

    Roger Sessions , author of Software Fortresses and Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises ,  has released a new whitepaper entitled ‘ The IT Complexity Crisis: Danger and Opportunity ’. The world economy is losing over six trillion USD per year to IT failures and the problem is getting worse...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Thought Leaders Gathered in New York

    Technorati Tags: Architecture , Community It is great when my worlds collide. As many of you know I am an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. I also run the New York City chapter of the International Association of Software Architect (IASA). On October 12-14, 2009 we held our IT Architect Regional Conference...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV Special - Jim Wilt on Increasing Solution Adoption Success Using Architectural Skills

    ARCast.TV Special - Jim Wilt on Increasing Solution Adoption Success Using Architectural Skills ARCast.TV Special - Jim Wilt on Increasing Solution Adoption Success Using Architectural Skills The Architect Innovation Cafe presents Jim Wilt on Using Architectural Skills to Increase Solution Adoption Success...
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