New CQRS Book! Starts With Some Heavy Drinking with Greg Young

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

What happens when you go to an ALT.NET open conference in Vancouver with Bob and go drinking with Greg Young? The obvious outcome is that on Saturday night you find yourself in a bar with Greg and some others drinking way more that is really advisable. Turns out that ...

Writing A Programming Book

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Really you should do yourself a huge favor. The next time one of your friends suggests you write a book, just ignore them. That’ll also save you the onerous task of reading the rest of this post. Still reading? Oh dear. Well I guess I feel compelled to inflict ...

What’s up Buttercup?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

There’s not been a lot of blogging going on of late… We’re in the final stages of shipping LINQ to HPC (an RC is now available). I’ve been writing samples and documentation, basically dumping what’s in my head into something that the rest of the world can read. Writing is ...

The Adventures of a Manager

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Need something to go with that $4 latte? For 99c you can have the collected wisdom of one of the best, if not the best manager I’ve ever worked with. That’s with, not for. If your manager is really any good you feel like you’re working with them not for ...

Get patterns & practices Books Cheap!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

In honor of the patterns & practices Symposium happening this week in Redmond. Today a whole bunch of patterns & practices titles are the O’Reilly’s Ebook Deal of the Day today (Tuesday 18th October). Pick up the some EBooks for less than the price of a pound of ...

Three New Books from patterns & practices

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

A whole lot of books p&p have been working on for the past few months finally arrived in building 5 yesterday and showed up on Amazon at about the same time. ...

Geek Vacation Day #3: Black Holes and Swag

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

When do you know that something is truly mainstream? When there’s a “____ for Dummies” book for it. Apparently cluster computing has hit that mark. I found this at GTC. Platform Computing were giving them out at their booth. I guess if you factor in Azure and E2C into the ...

Book Review of Scaling Lean & Agile Development

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

While supposedly on vacation and sitting on a beach in Jamaica I finally got around to reading a couple of books that haven’t quite made it to the top of the stack. This is largely thanks to the lack of slack and impending annual performance reviews. More on that later… ...

Book Review of Scrum and XP From the Trenches

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Scrum and XP from the trenches by Henrik Kniberg. I mentioned this book the other day as part of my post on books to read when choosing an agile process. I'm mentioning it again for two reasons; 1) it's a great read and 2) it's a really great read. See ...

The purpose of spiking

Friday, December 21st, 2007

A conversation I happened to overhear yesterday got me thinking about spiking. What are spikes really for? As usual Mary and Tom Poppendieck have something enlightening to say on the matter. "Regular prototype milestones make concurrent product development possible because they provide a focal point around which cross-functional communication ...