Sunday, October 28, 2007

Edmonton Code Camp 2007

Last week I was at the University of Alberta attending the Edmonton Code Camp 2007.

The Code Camp is a one day developer conference driven by the local developer community. It happened on Saturday October 21. I was very impressed with the organization and quality of the presentations. I am glad that we have such an engaging .NET community in Edmonton volunteering to organize an event like this.

I attended the following sessions: Introduction to TDD, NHibernate, MonoRail, and Alt.NET.

Some technologies and tools that were presented through these sessions:
  • Rhino Mocks: a dynamic mock object framework.
  • Windsor Container: Inversion of control container.
  • ActiveWriter: an addin for Visual Studio 2005 to design a domain model and to generate code decorated with ActiveRecord attributes.
Some recommended books:

Tool for C# Format

I am using this tool for formating C# code for publishing in a blog:

http://manoli.net/csharpformat/

The formatted code will look like:


using System;

public class HelloWorld
{
public static void Main()
{
// Comment line
Console.WriteLine("Hello World!");
}
}

Evidence Based Scheduling

This is a new article from Joel Spolsky talking about Evidence Based Scheduling:

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/10/26.html