DallasCodeCamp – third party controls discussion

During the DallasCodeCamp this past Saturday, a lot of the presenters were having a discussion regarding third party controls and I want to go on the record and clarify that I hope I didn’t sound totally against third party controls. I am definitely for utilizing off the shelf products to increase productivity and delivery schedules, but I always do so with caution. From experience, I have seen too many projects have their hands tied from moving forward with some other core system update (VB3, to VB4, to VB6, to .NET 1.0/1.1 and .NET 2.0). If your project is too dependent … Continue reading DallasCodeCamp – third party controls discussion

Enterprise Library 3.0 has been released

In case you haven’t heard Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices Group has released the “final” release version of Enterprise Library 3.0 – you can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=62ef5f79-daf2-43af-9897-d926f03b9e60&displaylang=en There’s an overview discussion and interview with Microsoft’s Tom Hollander that covers some of the new features and goals of this release on TheServerSide.NET – http://www.theserverside.net/news/thread.tss?thread_id=44943&asrc=EM_NLN_1269778&uid=5786245 Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it!

Taking the red pill… – Our New Microsoft Developer Evangelist!

  That is terrific news! Congratulations! I know there’s a whole lot of folks that are glad this role has finally been filled! Definitely let me know the next time your in Tulsa. Quote Taking the red pill… Well everyone, I finally did it!  I’ve been offered (and I accepted) a job as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft.  The family and I are *very* excited about this, and I hope you are too.  There’s a lot of stuff to do now, especially around move planning, and interim travel arrangements to get back and forth to the new location, but I … Continue reading Taking the red pill… – Our New Microsoft Developer Evangelist!

Expression Web now on MSDN and my new Day Job!

I’m surprised I haven’t seen this news everywhere. I first saw it on Cory Smith’s blog, then I see Steve Smith posted about it as well. Per Somasegar and Scott Guthrie – they finally made  Expression Web available on MSDN. Somasegar was sure to point out that this is all because of the voice of the people. Sharing your thoughts and opinions does matter and can make things happen. In other news, I recently accepted an offer from Winner Communications, Inc and returned to them in my new role as Manager of Technical Architecture on March 27, 2006. I am very excited about this opportunity considering … Continue reading Expression Web now on MSDN and my new Day Job!

No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium makes its way to OK!

I just received an email from Jay Zimmerman regarding the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium that is making its way to Oklahoma in June! Attend the April 2nd Tulsa Java Developers Group meeting and the April 30th Tulsa Developers .NET meeting for your chance to win a free pass! No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Series 2007, the premiertechnically focused Java/Agility Event series is coming to Oklahoma Citywith the Greater Oklahoma Software Symposium 2007 on June 1-3rd.  Markyou calendar, tell all of your friends/associates and come join us for agreat show!Event Name: Greater Oklahoma Software Symposium 2007Dates: June 1-3, … Continue reading No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium makes its way to OK!