Tampa Bay IASA - January 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]

Tampa Bay IASA Meeting Registration

We are moving the event registration to Eventbrite, which has added a lot of new capabilities and flexibility for us in terms of allowing people to register for the meetings. The most significant change is that we now have a dedicated URL for all of our meetings. To find... [Read More]

What Is a Build System?

A few days ago, I talked about my views on MSBuild and NAnt. In that post I mentioned the phrase “build system” several times. That, combined with catching up and re-reading some blog posts that I had flagged led me to Jeff Atwood’s post “The F5 Key Is... [Read More]

Visual Studio Color Schemes

There is always a lot of interest around my desk at work any time I change the color schemes in Visual Studio. I usually bounce between the default “light” color scheme and a “dark” scheme, mostly depending on much actual coding I’m doing at the moment, but sometimes just because... [Read More]

C# 3.0 - Partial Methods

Partial methods are a new feature available in C# 3.0 that don’t seem to get enough credit. I think there was a lot of confusion early on about what partial methods were and how they were used. Partial methods are intended to solve a major problem that is not only... [Read More]