Monthly Archives: October 2008

Gamerscore Blog : Dead Space – A Horror Lover’s First Impressions

I’m not much for shooter (excluding GoW) nor Horrors (excluding 7th Guest), but DirtyDivas short review of Dead Space was funny. It ended with this priceless quote:

The onslaught of games has begun. I need better time management skills. This whole work thing and that sleeping thing is not conducive to my gaming time.

Gamerscore Blog : Dead Space – A Horror Lover’s First Impressions

Mass Transit – Part 1 of N – Tim Barcz

This looks interesting! I’ll have to follow the next n parts of this!

This system started small but gradually had increased demands in the form of new features clients wanted added. Pretty soon, when you clicked the save button multiple things were happening; a database row would be updated, an email would be sent, a new file would be written, another status file would be updated. These were all executed when the user clicked the button, therefore every action was a blocking action, the server couldn’t move on until it was done servicing that particular request.

The quote above is from the blog post and sort of sums up my experience with a CMS-like application (Synergi), where we once did a Save, Send Mail, Commit we ended up with something like this after a few years; Save, Mail, Mail, Mail, Update Table X, Update Table Y, Mail, Commit. So a solution, like the one proposed in the blog post, could work very well for Synergi. Interesting.

Mass Transit – Part 1 of N – Tim Barcz

Paul Stovell says& » Architecture: Five tips for Low Friction Projects

Oh yes! :) In my previous job we did a huge refactoring job at the beginning of a new version. We went from 25 projects to 11 in just 2 days! It was a huge undertaking, with code more than 8 years old and written by developers who didn’t know C#, .Net or anything about OOP… But it was a huge success! Our local build time was cut in half.

Another good article from 

Paul Stovell says& » Architecture: Five tips for Low Friction Projects

Marquee de Sells: Chris’s insight outlet

Chris Sells also comments on the jQuery thing and I have to say I respect that man! Let’s hope his best-case scenario pans out:

… is that Microsoft learns to play nicely in this world, submitting features, changes and bug fixes to the jQuery source tree in a way that’s consistent with the vision from which jQuery sprang, making it work better for Microsoft customers and non-Microsoft customers alike.

Marquee de Sells: Chris’s insight outlet

: FreeToDev MSBuild Tasks Suite 3.5.11640.0 Released

This is good collection of tasks for MSBuild, nice to know about.

# The Suite provides over 170 tasks covering the .Net Framework, BizTalk, FxCop, IIS7, SourceSafe, StyleCop, Team Foundation Server, WMI and more. # Every task is provided with clear documentation and a working sample. Where applicable, tasks also provide remote support, e.g. IIS7, GAC etc. # The Suite can be installed via an MSI for easy and consistent deployment.

: FreeToDev MSBuild Tasks Suite 3.5.11640.0 Released