Racing Balloon

My friend and fellow MVP Richard has a unique project that he started to help raise money for one of his local primary school’s swimming pool repair fund, which needs to raise £40K. He’s running a balloon race, which is being combined with Microsoft Virtual Earth to allow people... [Read More]

Null Object pattern

I’ve been trying to catch up on my reading and came across this post by Fredrik Normén where he raises the question about returning null or using the Null Object pattern. Interestingly enough, last month while I was in Seattle for the 2008 MVP Summit I had... [Read More]

Tampa Bay IASA - May 2008 Meeting

The Tampa Bay chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is dedicated to building a community of professionals interested in topics related to software architecture. This organization welcomes all interested professionals. Whether you are a senior enterprise architect at a fortune 100 company or an aspiring architect... [Read More]

Source Analysis

As many of you know, I’m a big proponent of code styles and standards. As part of that, I’m always on the lookout for new tools that help enforce (or at least report) those standards. Some of you may have heard about a tool called StyleCop. In fact, there... [Read More]

Hiking for the stout hearted

It’s amazing how small our world can be sometimes. I just found this video from a tweet by ScottHa, who was referring to a blog post by Roy Osherove. The views are absolutely incredible (check out the view at about 00:40 and then again at 2:55), but there... [Read More]