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Sunday, May 6, 2012 2:31 PM | Comments

This blog is quiet… too quiet. It’s been a busy couple of months since starting at Clarity in January. PowerPoint, for better or worse, became my after-hours IDE. Below you will find some of the recent talks accompanied by their slides and code. Hopefully I didn’t forget anything, but please shoot me a comment if I did! WindyCityGo Apr 5 – 6, 2012 WindyCityGo is a two-day conference in Chicago that covers all things mobile. This year they added Windows Phone to their lineup and I was invited to speak on “Real World Windows Phone Development.” My talk covered an intro to metro and supports my tutorial series on building a polished Stocks app for windows phone. And now that my speaking gigs are winding down I can finally get back to that series! GET THE CODE ...

Friday, December 16, 2011 2:25 PM | Comments

The title is slightly tongue-in-cheek, but I do believe selling is a crucial aspect of being an ‘architect.’ And I don’t mean selling to customers. But first, a backstory A long time ago, at a client far, far away… they were making a big push to SOA. My project at the time was calling a few methods from a referenced assembly, but the client’s architect said I must re-write it using their new WCF endpoint instead. I had my reservations about this change because the services so far were not known to be stable nor discoverable. Now I am certainly no expert at applying SOA, but I do appreciate that it consists of more than simply exposing everything through web services. In my mind, before even attempting to impose an SOA mandate across an enterprise you must establish some baseline infrastructure: A...