Friday Goodie Bag

by on January 23, 2009

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.


Sharp Architecture

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


March 30. 2009 07:39

Leadership Expert

That GPS awareness capability of that Windows 7 navigation application is awesome! Its just brilliant to see two great pieces of technology become integrated, as technology takes yet another step torwards significant improvement. I do fear the idea of girlfriends tracking their boyfriends through Windows 7 however!

And I think your philosophy is good, except In my opinion, following is a good way of learning from someone.

Leadership Expert