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Communication is the key to success!
I know, what's new Chris! We have heard this a million times before you. And, yes, you might have heard this a million times before me. But, as I go from project to project there is one thing that remains constant for a successful project and that is good communication. When communication fails the project fails when its flows easily then projects are successful. That's one of the reasons why I am a fan of true Agile/Scrum types of development efforts over things like Rational and waterfall. Don't ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:27 PM

It's been a while
Wow! It has been a while since I blogged here. I had a server of my own for a while but I got tired of the up keep so I quit blogging all together. Then, I was at Microsoft PDC 2008 and I saw a booth for and it reminded me that I had an account here! I will say, I am impressed with everything they have done with since I last blogged! What have I been up to since my last blog. Well, I have been working for about 2 years now with GameSpy/IGN/FIM/Fox/News Corporation ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2008 10:32 PM

Form usability and phone numbers
I have been developing web applications for almost a decade now. In latter half of my career I discovered a very interesting topic called “usability” or “human factors engineering”. This has been a fascinating topic but very half and half between logical and subjective as well. Today the subject came up again whether or not to collect a user’s phone number utilizing 1 text field or utilizing 3 text fields. I personally suggest using 1 text field to my clients and for ......

Posted On Friday, August 12, 2005 11:13 AM

Enterprise Library 2.0 information

Sounds like the Microsoft Patterns and Practices group are close to getting the Enterprise Library ready for Whibey!

Posted On Monday, August 8, 2005 6:58 PM

Int32 notation vs. int
A while back I was working on a project with Microsoft when we had a visit from someone on the Microsoft .net CLR product team. This person coded examples and when he defined his variables he used “Int32” vs. “int” and “String” vs. “string”. I had remembered seeing this style in other example code from Microsoft. So, I did some research and found that everyone says that there is no difference between the “Int32” and “int” except ......

Posted On Friday, August 5, 2005 6:42 AM

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