A time to leave...

I guess this is as good a time as any to make it public: I've taken the decision to leave my current job with Intergrupo S.A. at the end of this year, which means I'll only be with the company a couple more weeks. It was a tough decision to...

Software And Construction

My good friend Sam points out James Shore's comment on the analogy of software development as building construction (and architecture, I guess), and then David Ing commented on it as well. I can only say I wholeheartedly agree with them: it is not only a poor analogy; it is a...

Localizable date controls

A few weeks ago I mentioned (if not here, somewhere els) I had been working on a replacement DateTimePicker control for one of our projects, because the base DateTimePicker control in Windows Forms did not really support the .NET style of globalization, as it is based on the native OS...

XP, Tools and other stuff

My good friend Sam has been posting a series of posts on his current project, how they are applying XP and agile practices in it and the tools they are using. Pretty interesting stuff for those of us agile-practitioners-wannabes :)

Branching in the Developer Division

Brian Harry has a very cool post on how they do manage the branching structure in the developer division for VS development. It's always great to hear about this stuff and how they are using the product. Very timely, as well, as we need a decent branching strategy for our...

To err is human - a change of mind

A few months ago, I posted a comment on the Visual Studio 2005 and Team System prices and licensing. I gotta admit now that perhaps I was a little bit rushed about it all. I've been working for a couple of months now with VSTS and Team Foundation Server ona...

BizTalk 2006 Licensing Changes

With the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006 today, the new licensing scheme for BizTalk 2006 has been announced. Scott Woodgate talks about it here. Personally, I feel the licensing changes are great. Sure, it raises the price a little bit, but some of the...

I am a DevArchitect

Bill Gibson nails it. That's what I do. I am a devarchitect.

BizTalk Map Editor Prototype

Eddie Churchill is showing off prototypes of the BizTalk XSLT Map Editor for BizTalk 200X where X > 6. Very, very nice stuff. I particularly liked the way the feature of highlighting and bringing into view the selected link and link ends, though I'm not sure I liked the tick...

Localized Date information in Spanish Change for .NET 2.0

It turns out that for .NET 2.0 there were changes in localized names for months and week days in spanish cultures (es-CO, for example). They used to be capitalized ("Febrero") and now they are not ("febrero"). I logged this to see what the answer was, and, it turns out (not...