Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Linq for .Net 2.0

Posted: 4th October 2013 by Vladimir in General

LINQBridge is a re-implementation of all the standard query operators in Framework 3.5′s System.Linq.Enumerable class targeted to 2.0 Framework.

Read more about it here .


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Excelent video about distributed systems

Posted: 1st October 2013 by Iulian Margarintescu in General
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This video describes some of the common problems in distributed systems.

You might get an idea about how complicated building such systems is, and also a few ways of thinking about them, and maybe some approaches that need to be considered when deciding to go distributed.

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The Future of Programming

Posted: 13th August 2013 by Iulian Margarintescu in General
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Very insightful talk from Bret Victor about the “future of programming”. For references from the slides visit

Bret Victor – The Future of Programming from Bret Victor on Vimeo

As a customer has just specifically requested me to “Check – No locks on tables’ join while processing data”, and as a few previous projects I’ve worked on had a lot of “WITH (NOLOCK)” ‘s scattered all over the place, I was searching the internet for a well documented excuse for me NOT to change… Continue reading

Another great article by Rob Ashton

Posted: 8th July 2013 by Iulian Margarintescu in General
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This attitude is what makes people like that able to get on and and do, because there is no fear of failure – just a focus on what to do next.
Read the full article on Rob’s blog

Focus on the outside, testing in ASP.NET MVC

Posted: 2nd July 2013 by Iulian Margarintescu in General
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Listen to the pain

Ask Udi Dahan

Posted: 28th June 2013 by Iulian Margarintescu in General
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The podcast is back:

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In The Brain of Udi Dahan: June Q&A

Posted: 21st June 2013 by Iulian Margarintescu in General
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Udi Dahan — lead of the NServiceBus project, and one of a small number of experts in Europe recognized by the International .NET Association (INETA) — will give a lead an intimate Q&A. Come challenge “The Software Simplist” with your questions.

New releases: Apache Subversion 1.7 and TortoiseSVN 1.7

Posted: 17th October 2011 by Iulian Margarintescu in General
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Apache Subversion 1.7
We are pleased to announce the release of Apache Subversion 1.7.0. This is the most complete Subversion release to date, and we encourage users of Subversion to upgrade as soon as reasonable. This release contains a large number of new features, bug fixes and other improvements. For a more comprehensive list, please… Continue reading

Programming katas

Posted: 21st September 2011 by Bogdan Galiceanu in General
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The post above does a great job at explaining what a kata in software is all about. Highly recommended habit to get into :)Continue reading