June 2007 - Lazy Developer

  • Which ORM – Advice Needed

    I'm starting new project and one of things I'm not sure about is which ORM should I choose. So far I have experience with eXpress Persistent Objects (XPO) by DevExpress. It's nice but I'm not sure if the best. I'm considering NHibernate and eventually...
    Published 06-15-2007 7:18 AM by Jimmy
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  • How to Create Graph in Silverlight

    The Silverlight is the great tool to do presentation layer for web applications. Things like diagrams, charts, schemas etc. I will stop myself here. There is a lot sources about where the Silverlight can be used so I will leave that to your imagination...
  • Validation with Enterprise Library 3.x

    Usually object validation requires writing a lot of code that examines properties and returns validation result. With VAB this scenario becomes extremely easy and simple. Let us consider sample class: 1 public class User 2 { 3 public User() 4 { 5 } 6...
    Published 06-26-2007 12:43 PM by Jimmy
  • Debugging Assembly Loading Errors

    There are situations sometimes when .NET loads wrong assembly or can't load one at all. Usually we can see TypeLoadException in that case. Assuming we have exception at all. One of my work colleagues had situation today that gave a real world example...
    Published 06-28-2007 5:27 PM by Jimmy
  • Life Hacks: Personal Wiki

    Who heard about life hacks ? Or rather who didn't? Well, not long time ago I didn't. First time I've heard about that from one Hanselminutes, show #18 and later on #43 . Today on way to work I was listen another archive show #15 about something totally...
    Published 06-14-2007 12:39 PM by Jimmy
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  • How to Write Specification - Examples

    Writing specification and documentation is one of the biggest issues for most developers. We are rather technical persons and writing twenty sentences to describe something that exist in our mind as a code is sometimes painful process. This is why I'm...
    Published 06-14-2007 3:19 PM by Jimmy
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  • We are Hiring – C# Software Engineer

    My new company is looking for two (2) C# Software Engineers into my team in Gloucester, UK. I need two folks that will be working with me on few projects. I'm looking for geeks, which will work not only on delivering product but also will help me to shake...
    Published 06-07-2007 8:31 AM by Jimmy
  • A Sort of Excuse

    I'm slowly coming back to normal life after a couple of months spent in hell. I promised myself I will never ever get "spare time" project anymore. List of articles, posts and books is grown massively. Wife wants to kill me as well as friends. So here...
    Published 06-06-2007 8:59 AM by Jimmy
  • My New Job

    One of the changes last time was a new job. At mid of April I've started in MessageLabs in Gloucester as a Software Engineer. For most of us that name connects to small footer we can see sometimes in emails. That's it. Company is working on security,...
    Published 06-06-2007 1:07 PM by Jimmy
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  • CI In TFS Orcas - Short Review

    Last month I'm focusing almost only on Continuous Integration. Number of hours spent on that subject allows me to pretend be advanced. So far all my CI experience was limited to CruiseControl.NET (95%) and a bit of Team Foundation Server. A problem with...

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