Archives - September 2009

Debunking the duct tape programmer

(subscribe to my feed here:  http://feeds.jeffreypalermo.com/jeffreypalermo ) On 23 September, 2009, Joel Spolsky wrote a piece extolling the virtues of the duct tape programmer .  He contrasted the duct tape worldview to the astronaut architect.  While the astronaut architect would sit...

ASP.NET MVC in Action screencast

On Monday, 21 September, 2009, I visited the Shreveport .Net user group on an INETA speaking trip.  Brian Sullivan is the user group’s leader, and he was a great host.  The following is a recording of the talk.  I used Camtasia for the recording.  It is best viewed full screen. ...

MvcContrib 1.0.0.987 released

Eric Hexter and I just released a new drop of MvcContrib this morning.  In short, head over to the project page and check out the new download.  It has many patches applied since March, 2009 as well as Eric Hexter’s “Opinionated Input Builders” ....

Competing on the unpopular

As an executive of a company on the Inc 500 list , I’m getting lots of sales calls from people wanting to supply me with programmers.  Most often, they want to supply me with programmers who are not in Austin, TX.  Some are in other countries and some are just is different places.  This...

ASP.NET MVC in Action spotted at Barnes and Noble

I couldn’t resist being a little excited when I saw our book, ASP.NET MVC in Action , at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at the Arboretum in Austin, TX.  Here is a picture of it. On a more interesting note, googling for “ asp.net mvc in action ” brings of some good results but also a site where a...

Tarantino project’s Database Migrations screencast

Eric Hexter and I demonstrate how to use the Tarantino project’s database migrations feature to keep solid configuration management around a SQL Server database schema by leveraging good version control and build automation techniques....

Agile Dinner, Sept 17, Austin, TX

I hereby declare a agile/geek/programmer/software dinner/supper on Thursday, Sept 17 at Mangia pizza from 6pm-8pm .  The menu is pizza.  The topics are agile and software engineering. ( map ) I will be at Mangia pizza in NW Austin, TX for AgileAustin’s AskAnExpert (volunteer) meeting . ...

ASP.NET MVC in Action arrived at my doorstep today

I received my book today in the mail.  Some people on twitter have already reported receiving their copies, and if you have ordered it during the MEAP, you should have it today or tomorrow.  I want to thank my two co-authors, Ben Scheirman ( who has received his copies also ) and Jimmy Bogard...

Mahendra Mavani teaching Refactoring workshop

On Sept 19, from 0900-1200, Mahendra Mavani is teaching a refactoring workshop in Austin, TX.  It’s free.  Just make sure to sign up to ensure your seat . This workshop is going to be facilitated by Mahendra Mavani.  Mahendra is an agile software developer with 8 years of consulting experience...

Headspring hosts free Continuous Integration (CI) workshop Sept 15

Go here to sign up : (see Eric’s blog post here ) Headspring has partnered with Microsoft to provide monthly workshops to the local developer community for free.  Usually on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of each month, these workshops focus on developer skills that are of critical importance to the market...

AgileATX lunch today at 11:30 / Central Market Cafe

I have been crazy busy lately, and I have missed quite a few of these lunches.  AgileATX is a great venue to discuss agile software engineering with other developers. If you aren’t familiar with this group in Austin, TX, go to the Yahoo Group . You can subscribe to the Google Calendar for the group...