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  • Brock Allen: MSDN article on CORS in Web API 2
    'My MSDN article on CORS in Web API is now out! Given the nature of CORS, I really wanted to spend much of the article explaining CORS by itself. With that understanding then it’s simple enough to understand how Web API surfaces support for CORS. Enjoy
    DevelopMentor Courses - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  • X things every JavaScript developer should know: use strict
    See this article for more information. 'In the previous blog post I explained that you should normally use an Immediately-Invoked Function Expression (IIFE) to give variables function scope. That works fine as log as we remember to declare our variables using the var keyword. However when we forget the var keyword we are back to the original problem as the variables are added to the global scope. Leaking undeclared variables As you can see in the two code snippets below the text variables are not declared using var. 5: console.log(text); 6: }, 1000); 7: }()); 8: 1: ( function () {.
    Maurice de Bejeir - Tuesday, June 10, 2014
  • Inconvient truths of project Status reporting
    But once in a while an article comes along which is worth a year’s subscription. The “ Pitfalls of Project Status Reporting ” is this year’s article. As the title suggests the article looks at why project status reporting, specifically for IT projects, so often fails to alter companies of the problems in project work. The comments are all my own but the quotes - and the headlines in bold - are from the article which is research not conjecture, something we could do we more of! Why do I think of banks and bonuses when I read this?
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • Ameba Teams and Amoeba Management
    Fortunately the ideas are compatible and I’ve recently gone back and re-read the article. I’m sure the article has influenced my thinking since I originally read it too.) Amoeba Management: Lessons from Japan’s Kyocera appeared in the Sloan Management Review in late 2012 - you can buy the article from Amazon too. The article does point out that Amoeba Management, indeed any management approach, depends on the context. Rather than go on about Amoeba Management right now I’ll let you read about it yourself - although that will cost, the article and the book.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Understanding Map - Reduce
    Suppose we want to analyze a lot of sales data and compute the sales amount per article. For each group of orders we could map the sales into a collection of article and sales amount pair where each article could be repeated multiple times. After this is done the Reduce step groups the data so we have a single entry for each article with the total sales amount for that partition. Quite a few people seem to be intimidated by the concept of Map-Reduce. Basic principle The basic Map-Reduce consists of two steps. Simple right? Again pretty simple right? simple example.
    Maurice de Bejeir - Monday, December 3, 2012
  • Screening C# Candidates: Let’s Play 20 Questions!
    If a person has ever bothered to read a book or technical article or taken a training course, their answers will set them apart from the crowd of folks who don’t make time for ongoing professional development. Over the past year I was involved in the process of interviewing candidates for both mid and senior level developer positions. We would bring them in for a face-to-face interview, sometimes with multiple interviewers, only to find out they were unable to answer the most basic technical questions concerning C# and.NET. This is the purpose of the technical phone screen. > no 5.
    Tony and Zuzana's World - Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • It is all X or Y management - and why Agile people should read Mintberg
    Back in 1960 an academic by the name of Douglas McGregory published an article entitled “ The human side of enterprise ”. After reading both Managing and Simply Managing I thought I would write a article, or at least a blog, setting out the case for managers but its a lot to take on. 'In the last few years it has become increasingly common to hear Agile supporters talking about Beyond Budgeting, indeed, I was instrumental in inviting Bjarte Bogsnes to deliver at keynotes at Agile on the Beach this year. Again, fellow travellers. And I’ve heard talk of Agile HR. You get the idea?
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • Notes to students doing research about Agile
    Have a look at my Agile Spectrum article : the thing that is called “Agile”, and the thing that is called “Waterfall” are simply points on a spectrum - probably the two extremes - and most teams are somewhere in-between. 'The dissertation/thesis writing season is approaching so I expect the recent set of questions from a student is the first of many. Actually they occur all year round but March to September is the busy period. So, to pre-empt any students bearing questions about Agile - and so I can just repeat my stock answers - here are some ideas you might want to consider first.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Allan Kelly: Agile Contracts - a video mini-series
    Funnily enough, Ewan Milne did a similar presentation to Agile on the Beach 2013 also based on my original article!). 'Over the years I’ve build up a bit of knowledge about commercial contracts in an Agile environment. This is not something I really noticed until a few months ago when Laurence Bascle asked me to talk to the Agile4Agencies meetup group on just this subject. Dear Customer has become something of an ever-green, I use it as a prologue in Xanpan and it regularly gets rediscovered and Tweeted about. Really my question is: should I try this format again
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, December 15, 2014
  • 10 years on: IT does matter, more than ever
    You read Carr’s article, you agreed with it, you commoditised your IT. Just under 10 years ago Nicholas Carr wrote a (in)famous piece in the Harvard Business Review entitled “IT doesn’t matter”. The argument was, post dot-com-boom, that IT was now a commodity, companies didn’t need to spend big bucks on it because they could buy just about anything they wanted off-the-shelf. At the time my response was, “Is IT worth it?” I, unsurprisingly said “Yes it is” and then looked at Carr’s example of American Hospital Supply. It was a strategy decision. Anyway, 10 years on. Thats flights.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, July 19, 2012
  • I fail at TDD?
    It’s a great article and I highly recommend you all read it. I actually think I’m pretty good at TDD. Every now and then I get reminded that I’m not as good as I think I am. I’ve been working on a new project (an implementation of the Mustache template language in C# that I’m calling Nustache ) and have been having a lot of fun with it. This is the project I’m going to use as an example of how I fail at TDD. While writing the test for my Scanner class, I wrote it so that it would assert on the sequence of tokens it returns. It has a method named Scan.
    Jason Diamond - Friday, October 29, 2010
  • 3 Styles: Iterative, Incremental and Evolutionary Agile (part 1)
    Incredibly I’ve never blogged about this - although the model is hidden inside a couple of articles over the years. 'When I’m teaching training courses (as I was this week at Skills Matter ) or advising clients on the requirements side of software development (which I’m doing a lot of just now) I talk about model I call “3 Styles of Agile”. So now the day has come… I don’t claim the “3 Styles model” is the way it should be, I only claim it is the way I find the world. the requirements side is very very variable. There are times when the other styles are “right.” And so it goes.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • People or the system?
    An article in the MIT Sloan Management Review a few years back suggested that when “star players” move to a new team they don’t necessarily, or even normally, keep their “star player” performance. “the two view-points are always tenable. The one, how can you improve human nature until you have changed the system? The other, what is the use of changing the system before you have improved human nature?” George Orwell, “Charles Dickens” essay in Shooting and Elephant and Other Essays, Penguin Books I am sure I am not alone in exhibiting another of Orwellian trait: Double think.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Building Scalable and Secure WCF Services
    Michele Leroux Bustamante has written an excellent article showing precisely how to do this. The key to building scalable WCF services is to eliminate binding configurations that could result in server affinity. For this reason you should avoid bindings that establish a session with the service, such as NetTcpBinding or WsHttpBinding with secure conversation enabled. Both BasicHttpBinding and WebHttpBinding, however, are sessionless and allow you to call a service multiple times without concern for which physical server responds to the call. Download the code for this blog post here.
    Tony and Zuzana's World - Monday, June 18, 2012
  • Lynn Langit: Taking a look at Hadoop on Azure
    Also I wrote an article on this same topic for MSDN Magazine – here’s the link for that Here’s the deck and a screencast on Hadoop on Azure (the product is currently in beta for Microsoft at this time).
    DevelopMentor Courses - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • Omnext @ New York CloudExpo 2011: “If it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much”
    Here is a link to a great article by Theo Loth (coordinator EuroCloud Nederland ) about the event: omnext - cloudexpo 2011.pdf (in Dutch). Omnext was part of a Dutch trade delegation visiting the New York CloudExpo 2011. If your looking to find out more about Omnext and how Source2VALUE can help improve the ROI of your software development investments, then visit or talk to Jaco and Andre at the 2011 European Outsourcing Summit in Madrid, Spain. Azure Cloud
    DevelopMentor Courses - Friday, September 2, 2011
  • Dependency Injection vs. Dependency Injection Framework
    So let's take a step back, and start to unpack the meaning behind 'dependency injection' In the article, DHH uses the ruby example of time, saying that Time.stub(:now) {, 12, 24) } article.publish! There is a lot more in this article that is worth talking about, but let’s save that for a different blog Yesterday, David Heinemeier Hansson wrote a blog: ‘Dependency injection is not a virtue’. There is a lot of things mixed together in this blog, all finally put together with the statement “I'm a Ruby programmer”. It may not apply to your framework.
    Llewellyn Falco - Monday, January 7, 2013
  • IT Outsourcing to Bangladesh
    This article (in Dutch) has the details. Gartner is mentioning Bangladesh as a country that is growing when it comes as a place for outsourcing IT. Omnext was part of a Dutch trade delegation that went down to Bangladesh to explore opportunities. Omnext delivers software and services to create an MRI-scan of your software. This can be used in outsourcing projects to measure progress, quality and complexity. General
    DevelopMentor Courses - Thursday, May 5, 2011
  • EF 6.x Code-First and Model-First with Trackable Entities 2.1
    However, the team eventually published an article on how to customize the templates, and I was able to include customized T4 templates in the Visual Studio samples and templates for Trackable Entities v2.1. 'Until now Trackable Entities has required the Entity Framework Power Tools to reverse engineer Code-First model classes from an existing database. But not long ago the Entity Framework team released the EF 6.x When the tools were first released, the ability to customize the T4 templates used for generating Code First classes was undocumented. Trackable Entities v2.1 DataMember].
    Tony and Zuzana's World - Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Use Common Instance Factory to Abstract Away the Dependency Injection Container
    In his article, Inversion of Control Containers and the Dependency Injection Pattern , Martin Fowler describes some of the weaknesses of the service locator anti-pattern. Download the Common Instance Factory with WCF Extensions here and is also available on NuGet. while back I wrote a blog post on the Onion Architecture , an approach to building loosely-coupled applications where you can swap out particular components without affecting the rest of the application. In this example, an IGreetingRepository is passed to the GreetingService’s constructor. Ah, but there’s a problem.
    Tony and Zuzana's World - Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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