Review: Stack Overflow DevDays Boston

So after having a full day of recovery (11 hours in the car within a 36 hour period), I’m back to the grind. I wanted to provide a quick review of what I saw and what I thought of the conference. First, the location within Boston was pretty good since it was right off of I90 in the heart of downtown. There were plenty of things to do within walking distance such as Fenway Park and the original location for Cheers The content was really good. Joel Spolsky gave a really good keynote to kick off the day talking about … Continue reading Review: Stack Overflow DevDays Boston

Technology Related Links for May 12th

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #11 Below is my first pass at the links of the day. I have others that I’ll add to a later post or to tomorrow’s post. But wanted to get some of the earlier posts in your hands. Daily Quote – Great quote:  "LOL no waterfall isn’t "better". Agile/scrum/tdd/any dogmatic practice won’t cure our problems" (Posted by Amanda Laucher) .NET Languages – C# … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 12th

Technology Related Links for May 5th, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #6 News of the Weird – World’s Largest Hamburgers in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (Posted by VisitPA) .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic .NET Fireside Chats – Bill Evjen on Professional ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 – Alvin Ashcraft Top 10 Open Source Projects for .NET Developers – Alvin Ashcraft Architecture, Design Patterns, and Testing Castle Windsor 2.0 RTM Released – Oren Eini Common Logging 2.0 … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 5th, 2009

Technology Related Links for May 4th, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #5 Quote of the day – "Requirements are like water. They’re easier to build on when they’re frozen." (Posted by Elijah Manor) .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic Getting a Recursive FTP File List in .Net – Michael C. Neel Multithreading: creating threads – Luis Abreu What Should Microsoft do for .NET Open Source? – Rob Conery Architecture, Design Patterns, and Testing … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 4th, 2009

Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord Series Post #4 I’ve streamlined the categories a bit more. I’m also going to add suggestions that I come across on Twitter. Do you have any suggestions for my link series? Let me know by leaving a comment here. Whether it is additional resources to find links or changing the format – all suggestions are welcome! .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic An Introduction to Mixins for C# – Justin Etheredge Assigning from Nullable Types … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

Technology Related Links for April 30, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord Series Post #3 Architecture and Design Patterns Agile Project Management – Thought Works Learning the Adapter Pattern – Derik Whittaker SOA – Coupling – Jean-Jacques Dubray ASP.NET ASP.NET for Web Designers – Introduction The Four Pillars of ASP.NET – Paul Litwin ASP.NET MVC AntiForgeryToken in the ASP.NET MVC Framework – David Hayden Video: Introduction to Moq – Alvin Ashcraft Browser Swine Flu Tracker IE Webslice Released – Channel 9 YSlow Add-In Updated – Yahoo! Cloud Services … Continue reading Technology Related Links for April 30, 2009

Technology Related Links – Post #2

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Holiday Challenge – Donate or Help Out

User groups, blogs, and community forums exist because of the community. Our User Group, .NET Valley, alone has received thousands of dollars worth of software, books, food, and more over the years to attract members and thank them for coming to our events. It’s time for us to collectively do our part. Many of my colleagues including Scott Watermasysk and Steve Andrews have already issued similar requests and the response has been great so far. It’s been extremely tough this year for many. A few have lost their jobs, a few even their homes. But much like a user group, … Continue reading Holiday Challenge – Donate or Help Out

Win a $50,000 Technology Makeover

The Microsoft Small Business Solutions team is at it again. There will be several events in the Mid-Atlantic region through March of 2009 that will have some content. You can find out more by visiting the official website at http://sbstechnologymakeover.com. Kudos to Michael Murphy and the rest of the SBS team for getting this together.

Summary of the MSDN Freedom Roadshow

For those not at the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA today, you are missed a good show. Here’s what happened: David Solivan – David presented a talk called UI, UX, U confused? The purpose was to show the various options we have and to explain when one option may be better than another by stepping through the design process. There’s a URL he had mentioned during his talk that will show your best options. Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/59vk7b. Lindsay Rutter started off by talking about the PDC 08. She mentioned that all should come out and attend the … Continue reading Summary of the MSDN Freedom Roadshow