Catharsis 1.2 – Best Practise ASP.NET MVC & NHibernate

When I have time I will look at the Catharsis project based on an article that I read on code project. Initial thoughts are that there are similarities to the sharp-architecture project by Billy McCafferty  that I’ve blogged about previously.

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UI Design Patterns

While I am more of a developer than a designer, I do care about the user interface to applications as quite often it does not matter how clever or beautiful you business logic, data access layer and database schema are if the end user does not like using your application or does not like the look of it then the whole project can be deemed a failure. The UI layer is just as important as...

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Improving performance and scalability with DDD

Domain Driven Design or DDD is something that I have been reading a lot about recently and trying to practise in some of my pet projects and today I came across an excellent post that discusses improving performance ,scalability and distributed systems. Well worth a read if you have the time.

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Velocity Administration Console

Microsoft have been working on a scalable in-memory application cache project called Velocity. It is similar to the popular open source memcached project and the commercial ScaleOut StateServer Software product. I have taken a quick look at ScaleOut StateServer and have been very impressed with it’s ease of use, performance and the administration tools that it provides. Today I noticed that Gil Fink has written a cool velocity administration console that adds a nice windows...

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Free Scrum and XP book

I have just downloaded a free book about Scrum and XP from the trenches and added it to my TODO list. Get the download from InfoQ. http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/scrum-xp-from-the-trenches

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