Microservices. The good, the bad and the ugly

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Application Migration, Client /server, Domain driven design, Enterprise architecture, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Java, microservices, Service oriented architecture, Software architecture, Unit testing, Value objects

Back in 1988, when I was first employed by a company for writing software, the world was fairly simple. The development environment we had was character-based, the database was integrated and traversed with cursors, and we built a whole new administrative system covering everything but the kitchen sink. It took us five years to complete the project, basically because the […]

A short notice about object relational mapping framework generated queries…

Posted Posted in .Net, Anti-patterns, C#, Domain driven design, Entity Framework, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate

I guess object relational mapping is an accepted paradigm for exchanging data between an object oriented domain layer and underlying databases. For most applications object relational mapping is more than sufficient. And if not, perhaps command query responsibility segregation might contribute well to your solution. Being a more than frequent user, this very short blog post is not meant to […]

A book on pragmatic software architecture, patterns and frameworks?

Posted 9 CommentsPosted in .Net, .NET RIA Services, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Client /server, Domain driven design, Entity Framework, Extension methods, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Model driven development, Modeling, Service oriented architecture, Silverlight, Smart use cases, Smells of bad code, UML

One of the major items on my wish list – that is on the professional half of it – is to write a book that displays my ideas on software architecture, patterns and frameworks. Yes I know, there are many books on software architecture, and there are many books that explain patterns, and yes there also are a lot of […]

Please vote for my Microsoft Mix 2011 proposals!

Posted 1 CommentPosted in .Net, .NET RIA Services, Anti-patterns, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Smart use case points (SUCP), Smart use cases, Smells of bad code, Software architecture

From April 12-14 the next edition of Microsoft’s MIX Conference will take place in Las Vegas. I’ve sent in two proposals for the Open Call. Today heard that both proposals made it through the first cut, which means they’re open for public voting (you don’t have to be registered). It would be great if you would cast your vote for […]

November 9, 2010 – Microsoft TechEd Europe. How frameworks can kill your projects.

Posted 1 CommentPosted in .NET RIA Services, Anti-patterns, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Design patterns, Domain driven design, Entity Framework, Extension methods, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Talks

[Session ARC203 at Microsoft TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin] When it comes to Microsoft .NET-connected development, more and more frameworks are entering the market, both from Microsoft and from open source. Think of ASP.NET MVC, Castle, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Entity Framework, Unity, Linq2SQL, ADO.NET Data Services, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), nHibernate, Spring.NET, CSLA, NUnit, Enterprise Library, MEF or ADF. […]

Sander’s talk at TechEd US 2010. How frameworks can kill your projects and patterns to prevent getting killed

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in .Net, .NET RIA Services, Anti-patterns, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Design patterns, Entity Framework, Extension methods, Hibernate / nHibernate, Silverlight, Software architecture, Video

Last week, the Microsoft TechEd North America 2010 took place in the great city of New Orleans. I was lucky to be invited to do a talk on how frameworks can kill your projects. When it comes to Microsoft .NET-connected development, more and more frameworks enter the market. Both from Microsoft and from open source. Think of ASP.NET MVC, Castle, […]

Writing better software faster

Posted Posted in .Net, ASP.NET, C#, Domain driven design, DSL, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Model driven development, Publications, Smart use cases, Software architecture, UML

Published in my Interesting Things column in SDN Magazine, November 2009. Looking back on twenty years of software development, I must have spent most of that time trying to improve the quality and productivity of software development. Ever since I started to write small applications in Turbo Pascal in 1988 I got infected with the writing-better-software-faster virus. Right after I […]

Survey. Which frameworks do you use in .Net projects?

Posted Posted in C#, DevDays, Entity Framework, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Uncategorized

Later this week I will be doing a talk at the Microsoft DevDays conference at the Congrescentrum in Den Haag. This talk is titled Navigating through the hypes, Software architectures and patterns to help avoiding your projects to crash. Read more about it at www.devdays.nl. Please fill in the little survey I’m conducting at Survey: Which frameworks do you use […]

Slide deck on Pragmatic model driven development at J-Spring

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Domain driven design, Hibernate / nHibernate, Java, Model driven development, Smart use cases, Tobago MDA, UML

Model driven development has a promise of high productivity. However, many approaches fail to deliver. Sander Hoogendoorn (Capgemini) and Rody Middelkoop (Avisi) will present a very pragmatic approach to model driven development, based on modeling smart use cases and domain models in UML. The speakers elaborate enthusiastically on this approach and the techniques used, and they will model and generate […]

J-Spring (Bussum, Netherlands. April 2009)

Posted Posted in Conferences, Domain driven design, Hibernate / nHibernate, Java, Model driven development, Smart use cases, Tobago MDA

Today Rody Middelkoop, senior technology consultant at Avisi and lecturer at the HAN and I will do an amusing talk at the J-Spring Conference in Bussum on model driven development, using a highly pragmatic approach. Talk includes a live demo where we will build a Java web application on stage in a few minutes (the build process will likely take […]

Pragmatic model driven development in Java with smart use cases and domain driven design

Posted Posted in .Net, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Java, Model driven development, Software architecture, Tobago MDA

In our Accelerated Delivery Platform we generate code from our standardized smart use cases and the domain model, using our Tobago MDA tooling. See www.accelerateddeliveryplatform.com for more details. In our daily practice we generate for a variety of architectures in the .Net space. For instance, we apply our own frameworks, or combine these with open source frameworks such as nHibernate, […]