November, 2008


Scott Guthrie had some good news almost week ago – there is new charting component for ASP.NET available now. Component is made by Microsoft and it is free to download. This component fills one important hole in ASP.NET components gallery. We have now very powerful charting component that is highly customizable and configurable. There is also available chart control add-on for Visual Studio 2008.

Three signals of death march projects

Death march projects are standard in software development and they are usually the most complex ones to handle. It seems to me that this is more like question how to handle the chaos and how to survive it with as less losses as prossible. There are some signals of dangers I would like to share with you.

TechEd 2008 Developers – Microsoft data center in Chicago

Although I’m hardware guy I heard some interesting facts about Microsoft data center in Chicago I want to share with you. As I understood this data center will run also Azure services, so it may also be interesting to see some non-official estimates about how much applications can run in this center.

TechEd 2008 Developers – Workflow Foundation 4.0

Windows WorkFlow Foundation 4.0 has some new cool things to offer. I visited one of David Chappell sessions where he told us about “Dublin”, “Oslo” and WF 4.0. It was very interesting session and I got all information I expected.

TechEd 2008 Developers – How to start testing

I visited Roy Osherove session at TechEd 2008 Developers (EMEA) where he spoke about how and why to test software. There was nothing new to me besides couple of things but I want to give you a little overview about the most painful topic for companies and developers – how to start testing. It was the best part of session I think and that’s why I decided to blog about it.

TechEd 2008 – I’ll be there

Developers! Developers! Developers! TechEd 2008 EMEA for developers is coming and I am glad to announce that I’ll be there with all developers from my little company. I hope you are there too!

Expert .NET 2.0 IL Assembler

If you want to know how .Net Framework works internally then there is very good book by Serge Lidin – Expert .NET 2.0 IL Assembler. Serge Lidin is author of IL Assembler, IL Disassembler. He is also one of those guys who wrote IL Assembler language specification. So I think he knows the topic very well.