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EF might not have a ton of features, but it performs better than NHibernate... right?
Martijn Boland recently blogged about his first adventures with a new contract using EF. He compares notes with the original Vote of No Confidence and realizes the fears from back then were right on the money. The thing that totally blows me away is one of the comments to his post:EF might not have tons of features, but from what I’ve read lately,performance is not one of its weaknesses, specially when compared toNHibernate, am I missing something?Here we go again... I heard NH doesn't perform well, ......

Posted On Monday, September 28, 2009 10:09 PM

One year ago...
I was in awe before the master himself. A week of absolute code bliss with Jean-Paul Boodhoo. It has really been a life changing experience. I know it has changed me and the way I look at code. My focus has changed radically. I now find myself being a nag with team members. Make it work first, then make it as humanly readable as possible. Or maybe it shoul dbe "Make it as readable as humanly possible"...I just read the five blog entries I wrote back then, and I'm amazed at the endurance that was ......

Posted On Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:11 PM

Udi Dahan coming at beers night in Mechelen
Just a quick reminder to all interested. Udi Dahan will be joining the beers night next Wednesday in Mechelen.If you also want to be part of it, drop me a mail or add a comment on the google group thread. I'll take care of it.Look at our google user group for more info ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:59 PM

Gmail was down, so what?
Gmail was down a few days ago. That's a big deal, right? Or was it?Shamelessly reproduced from It's a bit outdated with this recent outage, but the idea behind the post renders exactly how I feel about it.Gmail experienced an outage in Europe overnight. There’s some handwringing and frustration about it. But you know what? I don’t care. Here’s why.1. The last significant Gmail outage looks to have been in August. ......

Posted On Friday, September 4, 2009 9:19 PM

Speaking at XP days in november
Yippee, I will be speaking at the upcoming XP days in Mechelen. This is a first for me, and I'm really excited about this. Pascal Mestdach and myself have submitted a session on Agile Acceptance testing with FitNesse. It just got approved ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 2, 2009 11:14 PM

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