If you are building your own controls then you are all about building things in an OO manner because it helps you in the areas on manageability. You may or may not be testing your components with automated/unit test tools...
What is UX (User Experience)?
(and should I be afraid to talk at a user group that has UX as its focus)..
UX or User Experience or User Experience Design is a pretty hot topic right now… well in some circles. In other circles its a feared topic. Oftentimes when I ask someone to speak at my group Tampa UX, I get a response like “Isn’t that just for designers? I’m a developer, you don’t really want me there.” I usually end up coaching the speaker on what they should and should not do. Along the way I find that I have to explain what I’m...
TAMPA UX: Re-MIX this Wednesday (April 8th)
The flurry of activity from last month is over (March Madness??). Those of us who went to MIX09 have finally recovered, but we’re all still taking in the information that was presented. Look for MIX09 to have a deep impact on TUX.
Anyway, this week we’re going to go over the highlights of MIX. Shawn Cady, Jay Kimble, Nikita Polyakov, Bill Reiss, and Diane Leeper will each present a piece of it.
Here’s the hot topics of MIX09: Windows Mobile 6.5, Blend3, SketchView, Silverlight3, Super Preview, IE8. We’ll try to cover them all in one form or another.
As usual, we’ll have pizza...
Theruntime.com is no more… Hello ALT.NET… NOT!
At MIX09, i got an opportunity to really sit down with a number of the folks in the ALT.NET community, most notably Christopher Bennage and Rob Eisenberg of Bluespire Consulting. They walked me through a few scenarios and showed me some code and how they do things.
It all is started to making sense. i have been quietly plugging/pushing ALT.NET methodologies/tools over the last 2 weeks at work… The final straw happened yesterday where i was espousing refactoring our current architecture to a new architecture using SOLID principles and BDD to help us get there when a blog entry from this...