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Some thoughts on Oslo

The concept of modelling software in an abstract manner to ease the process of creating the real thing has been around for a while. And in all that time it’s never really taken off in the mainstream. So it’s pretty exciting to hear Microsoft has decided to give it a go – Microsoft has always been clever when it comes to examining the landscape, taking out the best bits, and building something that stands out from the rest. Let’s hope they learn the lessons of others and produce something that’s really different. ... read full post

Posted by:  Andrew Tokeley ,  |  11 December 2008

Oslo, Service Oriented Architecture, UML

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Documenting coding standards - less is more

A colleague and I were recently invited to provide feedback on a client's coding standards and were sent a 60+ page document to review. In preparation for the meeting I diligently started to go through each section providing comments and suggestions as I went. But after about page 30 my concentration began to wane and my comments grew more and more sparse. The moral of this story... ... read full post

Posted by:  Andrew Tokeley ,  |  12 August 2008

Coding Standards

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Being a Microsoft developer

Twelve years ago I was renting a small office in the Harbour City Centre proudly taping a sign to the smoked glass door. The sign was imaginatively entitled ATokeley Computing and in smaller print I had proudly described the services I provided: Microsoft Access and VB/COM+ Development. And to be honest they were the only skills I had. And to be even more honest, in the beginning, I was more a VBA developer than a VB one but hey, no-one asked. ... read full post

Posted by:  Andrew Tokeley ,  |  31 March 2008


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