Monthly Archives: April 2006

Express Free Forever!!!!!!!!!

I know everyone already knows about this. (It’s two days old already πŸ™‚The Express Suite of products will be FREE FOREVER!!! That’s right C#, VB.Net and the Web Express kits!!! All of them! But to make it completely clear, here … Continue reading

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Composite Objects

Another OO lesson: When working with complex objects, try to view them in groups of behavior. Don’t view it as one gigantic object, split it into behaviorial groups. You can then take advantage of so called ‘lazy’ or ‘late’ instantiation. … Continue reading

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Running VS2003, VS2005, SQL2000 and SQL2005 on the same machine

We have some great tools at our fingertips but not all customers can migrate to 2005 right now so we need to not only be able to develop in 2005 but support our existing customers in VS2003/SQL2000.One solution is to … Continue reading

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Clearing the air…

A few weeks ago, I had raised the question of the validity of OO development in the current technoligical environment. It was intended to make people think and remember why we architect apps the way we do (OOA, OOD, OOP). … Continue reading

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Back to the tale of two programmers…

Some time back I really stirred the pot by telling a tale about two programmers: one used datasets and flat architecture and one used full architecture and domain models. In that tale, I made it seem like it was easier … Continue reading

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Back to reality…

OK, after my last post, I had to just sit down and try a few things. One of the things I had to try was to write an app the old fashioned way (code heavy form, no DOM {Domain Object … Continue reading

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