Dynamic Modeling: Aligning Business and IT

John Devados announces here the first book in the Architecture Journal series: Dynamic Modeling: Aligning Business and IT. His post also includes the foreword. I just downloaded it and skimmed over it and read selected portions of it that caught my eye.Pretty interesting stuff and it's great to see the...

Make sure TrackingDatabase is up to date

Just one tip in case it happens to you: If you're updating to the latest .NET FX 3.0 builds, and you're using Windows Workflow Foundation, make sure you update any tracking and persistence databases you're using to the latest schema [1]. I ran into this with a Tracking database I...

Exception Handling, VSTO, Outlook and other topics

My good friend Sam Gentile posted two excellent entries on his (and his team's) experience with their product deployment and the pitfalls and issues they ran into. Pretty good information overall. It's also quite timely for me as I was actually dealing with some of this stuff yesterday as well...

FileHelpers Library

In response to my request for candidates, Marcos Meli pointed out his own FileHelpers Library project. In his ow words: The FileHelpers are an easy to use .NET library written in C#. Is designed to read/write data from flat files with fixed length or delimited records (CSV). Also has support...

An offer of contribution to a community leader / OS project

In the email Kevin Downs sent to the NDoc community (as posted by Charles C. Chen here), he mentioned that "In fact, were it not for Oleg Tkachenko’s kind donation of a MS MVP MSDN subscription, I would not even have a copy of VS2005 to work with!". I think...

BizTalk, Commerce Server as Developer Platforms

Jeff Lynch has published a great article on integrating Commerce Server 2007 with BizTalk Server 2006 using the new Orders adapter for BizTalk included with Commerce Server. Very cool technology, and a great introduction to the topic. My complain is: Why does this kind of thing get published on Technet?...

NDoc dead, Community Contributions

Scott talks a bit here about the death of the NDoc project. Like Scott, I am saddened to hear this; NDoc was a really great open source project that filled a very special and important need on the .NET developer's toolbox; and did it in an excellent way.Community projects need...

WSE 2.0 and WCF interoperability

I finally had some free time to read William Tay's (aka Softwaremaker) article on Interoperability between WSE 2.0 and WCF. Cool stuff, very informative, and I'm sure it will be useful in the coming months once WCF is released.

VS2005 using 100% CPU

I'm getting this fairly consistently these last few days: After 4 or 5 hours of use, Visual Studio 2005 starts to just use 100% CPU. It doesn't hang (quite), just uses all CPU available even if you minimize it or close all documents. Closing VS and opening it again usually...

Connecting to Multiple DBs and NHibernate

"Let him who hath understandingreckon the number of the beastfor it is a human numberits number is one.zero.two"I just spend the better part of today trying to figure out why NHibernate 1.0.2 was generating incorrect SQL for a query. The situation was like this:I had a simple class hierarchy consisting...