I’ve run across a variety of really interesting things since the start of the new year. Enjoy!
Application Architecture Pocket Guides
After releasing the Application Architecture Guide 2.0 , the patterns & practices team delivered on feedback to produce smaller more tactical guides for their agile methodology as well as specific application archetypes described in the book. Here are the initial set of pocket guides:
· Agile Architecture Method Pocket Guide
· Web Application Architecture Pocket Guide
· Mobile Application Architecture Pocket Guide
· RIA Architecture Pocket Guide
· Rich Client Application Architecture Pocket Guide
· Service Architecture Pocket Guide
You can browse the index of Pocket Guides at the Pocket Guide Index page at our Application Architecture KB on CodePlex.
Detect duplicate C# code with Clone Detective for Visual Studio 2008
This is a killer add-in for Visual Studio that detects all that copy & paste coding your coworkers have been doing (‘cause of course you would never do that). Long live the DRY principle!
Windows 7 is GPS location aware
Here’s an example application with source code that shows how to tap into the Windows 7 Location Platform in combination with Virtual Earth to track movement. Very cool.
Windows 7 Secret Tips
A big list of some new hidden gems in Windows 7 that you wouldn’t find on your own. If you haven’t downloaded and tried out the Windows 7 beta on a VPC image at least, I highly recommend you give it a go. It’s getting rave reviews from the media.
An attempt to build a Domain Driven Design architectural framework on top of the ASP.NET MVC framework and NHibernate. I haven’t looked at the code yet, but the idea sounds promising. We need a .NET on Rails framework.
A new is a site dedicated to helping Architects, aspiring Architects and Lead Developers learn, connect and contribute. On this site you’ll have access to great first party content written by some of the most skilled and experienced Architects working today. They’re looking for contributors, so if you’ve got something hot you’d like to share head on over and get it posted.
Scott McCloud: Presenting comics in a new (media) world
This video has nothing and everything to do with architecture. Scott highlights some of his brilliant observations about people, learning, and the direction of technology, communication, and comic books in this awesome TED talk.
I absolutely love his philosophy:
Learn from everyone
Follow no one
Watch for patterns
Work like hell