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  • Blog Post: Current Trends in Software Application Development

    Thanks to all the students, teachers, and faculty that turned out for my break-out session at the 4th Annual Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), Student Industry Conference.  The annual event draws more than 500 high school students from Miami-Dade county seeking careers in the information...
  • Blog Post: NBC Winter Olympics on Silverlight

    NBC and Microsoft are getting the band back together for a full Silverlight experience around the 2010 Winter Olympics. You'll have DVR control of the video, including rewind, sharing, and saving clips. There will be a Facebook Connect feature to allow you to socialize the insanity (or coolness, depending...
  • Blog Post: Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.

    Title:  An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Presenter: Tim Heuer Abstract:   Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - How to Improve Testability with a Modular Architecture

    Mario Cardinal and Aaron Kowall discuss how to easily test in an autonomous way an application conceived with modular abstractions such as the "layer". Mario and Aaron discuss how to partition the concerns of the application into layers and best practices regarding application architecture...
  • Blog Post: Virtual ARCHITECT COUNCILs | Innovation is the Name of the Game

    Architects:  Adverse times are also best times for innovation!  Choosing the right battles to fight, and reinventing ourselves with less resources are par for the course today.  However, not all innovation needs to be revolutionary or transformative. In fact, in the current economic crisis...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Scott Hanselman on scaling websites with caching

    Architecting an enterprise or web application for high performance, scale, and availability can be a challenge without an appropriate caching strategy.  One approach is to leverage a distributed caching platform to support the needs of performance, scale, and availability. In this ARCast episode...
  • Blog Post: ProDev Briefing for Application Development Partners - Tampa 04/14/2009

    Microsoft Partners face more challenges today than ever.  With restrictions on IT budgets and a concomitant demand for higher levels of service, there has never been a better time for partners to refocus on the fundamental value opportunities presented by Microsoft’s platform architecture...
  • Blog Post: Post-MIX Lap Around Azure Deck

    Following the announcements last week at the MIX conference in Las Vegas, I have updated my Lap around Azure deck with some of the more important announcements that were made last week: FastCGI allows developers to deploy and run web applications written with non-Microsoft programming languages such...
  • Blog Post: Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight v2.0 (PRISM)

    PRISM v2.0 just released! - What is PRISM?                  The Microsoft Patterns & Practices group has released updated Composite Client Application Guidance that is designed to help you more easily build modular...
  • Blog Post: P&P Pocket Software Architecture Guides Released

    The Pocket Guides in the Application Architecture Pocket Guide Series are modular, focused guides that provide overviews and prescriptive guidance for a particular topic. Agile Architecture Method Pocket Guide The Agile Architecture Method Pocket Guide provides an overview and prescriptive guidance for...
  • Blog Post: Patterns & Practices Application Architecture Guide - v2.0 (Beta 1) Released

    Just released! The new patterns & practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta 1 .   This is our guide to help solution architects and developers make the most of the Microsoft platform.   It's a distillation of many lessons learned from many parties across many organizations and industries.  ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Fall 2008 MSDN Tiki Hut Road Show Series

    http://www.dotnettikihut.com That's right - the MSDN Tiki Hut Road Show is back for the Fall 2008 tour - and ready to unleash some cool technical presentations, demos, and code samples with a tour all over the great State of Florida.  And since we're in Florida - why not do it in Florida Style?...
  • Blog Post: Silver GPS - Part 1

    Ok, here is part 1 of a multi-part installment to cover the Silver GPS application. I thought we would start by examining the "Big Picture" below. This first segment will focus on the Mobile GPS Tracker client - which includes the ability to capture GPS data and store it locally on the device in a SQL...
  • Blog Post: VS2008 "Orcas" for Architects - Jacksonville ARCSIG - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    \ \\ [\ \\ \ [ \__ -=<<((((<<>)}@>> // / {/ / / Join me on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 for an Architects view of all the new things in the .NET 3.5 framework and Visual Studio 2008 - plus a few more *kewl* technologies that are on the brink of release that you should be watching closely...
  • Blog Post: Tampa Bay International Association of Software Architects (IASA) Meeting - February 28, 2008

    This Month's Topic: Introduction to Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) Write less code and create more maintainable applications by leveraging AOP to handle logging, caching, validation, security, and other cross-cutting concerns. In this presentation we will explore AOP functionality built into numerous...
  • Blog Post: Architect's Point-of-View (POV) - a look at the .NET Parallel Extensions (ParallelFX)

    I just posted a screencast on Channel 9 about the new Parallel extensions CTP for the .NET framework. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most exciting new developments in the world of software development - where Moore's law has been hammering us with rapid hardware advances - while the software...
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