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Calgary Code Camp -- Taking CI to the Next Level

Yesterday I was at Calgary Code Camp to present on Taking Continuous Integration to the Next Level.  James, Bill and group ran a remarkably smooth and organized event.  The venue was fantast

Calgary Code Camp Tomorrow

I’ll be at Calgary’s Code Camp tomorrow (April 28th, 2007) out at the U of C.  After all us Edmontonians ran away with last years swag, James and Co. decided to have us speak so that we won’

Some Meetings are Anti-Productive

During the last week I’ve had to sit in on some significantly disturbing meetings.  Let me set the record straight, I usually attend a number of disturbing meetings each week, but these did stand

My case against weak-typed languages

Before you read this post in it’s entirety, you need to head over to Justice Grays blog and see his post on his Grandmother and the difference between strong-typing and weak-typing.  Instead

CreateMock Live Template Update

After some playing around in RhinoMocks I realized that my Create Mock Live Template wasn’t nearly as elegant as it could have been.  I’ve updated the import file here.  This version uses th

Writing unit tests

Yesterday I was bored.  When you take this bloke out of the Igloo and it’s to warm to his tongue stuck to a parking meter he tends to write manifestos.  This one stemmed from having to fix a

Edmug's 1 Year Anniversary Party

A year has come and gone, and Edmug is flourishing.  In the past 12 months we’ve managed to hold 13 meetings and one code camp that have seen some of the most recognized names in .NET development

Why Gmail continues to win me over

I’ve been using Gmail for a few years now.  For the past year or so I’ve been managing my Gmail accounts in Outlook.  About a month ago Outlook quit sending messages for me (I think it’s rel

.Net vNext (Orcas) and TimeZone2

One of the new features in C# 3.0 (more appropriately .NET 3.5) is the addition of the TimeZone2 object.  TimeZone2 greatly enhances your ability to work with different time zones over the older

It's that time of the year again

For the next week you’re going to be opening your feed aggregator of choice only to be inundated with the “I got an MVP!” posts.  If you’re like me you’ll be thinking “Yeah-yeah-yeah.  Congr