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I am an experienced software architect/developer living in Melbourne, Australia.I am passionate about pragmatic architecture and solution design, solid development practices and code quality in enterprise development teams.

I am working on distributed systems and SOA (using WCF), legacy integration and modernisation, defining a .Net technology roadmap, application lifecycle management using TFS in my day job.

I started programming in C++ before moving on to C# about 6 years back and loving the language and .Net framework since then.

I am interested to learn from others and trying to share with the community interesting knowledge and information that I come across.


Jun
17
comment Is WCF suitable for writing an application which is shared among applications?
I agree and if the ASP.Net applications and WCF services are on one machine use the namedpipe binding otherwise use net.tcp binding. This is especially good for case 2 which is a business requirement and rules can change in futire. For case 1 arguably you can do a DB level check as that is more of a technical issue.
Jun
17
comment Is WCF suitable for writing an application which is shared among applications?
And how do you know that all the ASP.Net applications are deployed on one machine. This is a poor solution that doesn't take into account distributed and load-balanced deployment. Also it is poor from security perspective as well. The 'safe folder' should have write permission by all the ASP.Net apps that may have different application pool identity. Not very good.
May
23
answered What are requirements for a successful SOA?
May
23
awarded  Popular Question
May
8
answered Is there a way to track data structure dependencies from the database, through the tiers, all the way out to a web page?
Feb
28
comment What features in Eclipse is not available in Visual Studio?
You can load/unload group of projects in visual studio using solution folders. Not same as working sets though.
Feb
28
comment What features in Eclipse is not available in Visual Studio?
Visual Studio 2011 will have similar things called quick launch. blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/02/23/…
Feb
9
answered How long do programmers generally stay in industry?
Feb
1
comment Source Control: Roles and Responsibilities - Best Practices
I second Jamie, all the time spent merging or waiting for a merge to happen should be recorded so that you have evidence. There is no "best practice" that fits all companies. I have worked in large company where this task was done by a dedicated configuration management team. I my current company there is a dedicated release management team that doesn't do the physical job of merging to main but they are the logical owner and do audit it. But IMHO ops is not usually the one that touches source code.
Jan
12
comment Is Entity Framework Code First a bit meaningless/useless in production and what is a good EF strategy for production?
How do you handle case where StoredProcs or Views are created directly in the DB for other purposes e.g. reporting that are not used by the application. We would need to know which SPs are affected by a schema change in code first.
Jan
3
comment How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
@maple_shaft: That is easy to say but QA doesn't like a release in the middle of their testing. Also we checkin frequently with CI build but release is done on demand only. The current test team is not capable of writing automatic UI test. They do purely manual testing. This would be difficult for me to change.
Jan
3
comment How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
@S.Lott: Of course for the project we will make a team comprised of few devs, testers and BAs. But what i mean by team was rather departments, i.e. we have test dept and staff from their will be allocated to the project. Right now their standard is that a release has to be stable while it is being tested. i.e. We cannot release a new version until they have tested and we have fixed any bugs in the current version. If I take this concept to sprints does it mean that we only release after all stories have been developed ?
Jan
3
revised How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
explaining the meaning of iterations
Dec
29
asked How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
Dec
21
comment What does a “bodyshop” (in context of a programming job /environment) mean
@jfrankcarr - I have also worked for 12+ years and except while I was a contractor I have been given paid training, courses, conferences to improve my skills. If people don't improve their quality of work won't improve as also the soft skills. Good managers would recognize that.
Nov
29
awarded  Critic
Nov
29
answered Single Line Conditions and Loops - Best Practice
Sep
24
awarded  Yearling
Jul
20
answered What hardware do newly hired programmers get at various companies?
Jul
20
answered MVVM or MVC? Want to use the same set of classes for WPF and ASP.NET