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A Technical Debtor Toward continuous improvement April 2009 Entries
IASA Denver – Making Architecture Business-Value Driven (Dave Guevara)
Let me preface this by saying that I couldn’t keep up with Dave, and he has much more to say than I could capture here. He’s quite willing to discuss this more. Feel free to contact me for his contact info Problem statement: architecture is challenged by a perception that design and development standards are too abstract or irrelevant. This is exacerbated by the misperception that agile processes eliminate the need for good design and architecture practices. So, how do we build enterprise-class solutions ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 7:41 PM

Numeric Chicanery
For those of you who have been around since the VB6 days, you surely remember the interesting rounding behavior of CInt(x). Specifically, it rounded a number ending in .5 to the nearest even number. That is, CInt(2.5) rounded to 2 and CInt(3.5) rounded to 4. This behavior still exists in VB.NET. No real surprise there. And, to be honest, I don’t mind it that much. When I see “CInt,” I really don’t have any preconceived, intuitive understanding of what it does. Math.Round(x) is another question entirely. ......

Posted On Thursday, April 2, 2009 11:37 AM

MVP renewal

Just got the e-mail from Microsoft, so it’s official. I’ve been renewed as a Microsoft MVP for another year!

And, no.. this isn’t an April Fools’ Day joke. I’m an April 1 MVP.

Congrats to all those renewed, and especially to those who were awarded for the first time.

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:26 AM

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