Archive for January, 2009

Using the EntLib Validation Block with WPF Part 2: Configuration Based Validation

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

In part 1 I covered using the EntLib Validation Block in combination with the Presentation Model pattern described in the p&p’s Composite Application Guidance for WPF (Prism). The end result was a presentation model decorated with attributes which describe how to validate the model and surface validation errors to the ...

New Agile Videos on Channel 9

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

We've posted a couple of new videos on Channel 9 this week. One from last year's p&p Summit and a new one I shot last month showing how Visual Studio Team Architect build a team room without spending a lot of money. pnp summit 2008 video - Distributed Agile Development In this ...

Windows 7 Beta on the Samsung NC10 Netbook Updated

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Update: New version of this for the final Windows 7 release is here! I’ve updated my post on Windows 7 on the Samsung NC10 Netbook to include links to the newer, better Samsung utilities and how to enable two finger scrolling. Couple of other posts worth reading that show off some of ...

Agile 2009 Papers Due

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The session deadline for this year is Feb 13th. This year it’s in Chicago on August 24-28. The conference organizers are looking for more submissions (I'm a reviewer for the Culture Stage). If you would like to present the web site has a page on how to propose a session. I have ...

Agile Metrics: The Nelly Threat Level

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I was in one of our team rooms the other day and found this written on one of the whiteboards "Nelly Threat Level: Orange". What's that all about? Nelly is the team's lead writer. Most people on p&p teams pitch in to write documentation but she's the person who's actually responsible ...

Scrum Daily Standup Meetings: A Manager’s Field Guide

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

What do managers do when their teams are using Scrum or some other agile approach to software development? The notion of managers as facilitators was really brought home to me by Diana Larsen in a talk at Agile 2007. Daily standup is one of the first places the rubber meets ...

Windows 7 Beta on the Samsung NC10 Netbook

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Update: New version of this for the final Windows 7 release is here! The Windows 7 Team just announced a public beta and I’ve been itching to give it a try. I thought I’d see just how netbook friendly the Windows team have made Windows 7 and if a typical netbook ...

South Sound .NET Users Group Talk Postponed

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Postponed - Due to flooding, road closures and the impending end of life as we know it. We’ll be rescheduling in April.

I’m Speaking at the South Sound .NET Users Group

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Postponed - Due to flooding, road closures and the impending end of life as we know it. We'll be rescheduling in April. I'm speaking tomorrow night (8th Jan) at the South Sound .NET Users Group in Olympia on Continuous Integration and some of the tricks we've used at Microsoft to get ...