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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags programming & training

2013

Awesome Java Training 1/2 Price for 2 Days - Design Patterns | Spring Framework | Lambda Expressions and Streams

Here are 3 LiveLesson videos that starting today and this weekend (ends strike of midnight on Monday), that are being offering at 50% off the list price. If you have not had the opportunity to view any LiveLessons you are missing out. This is the perfect opportunity to check some of them out.

2012

Software Engineering Best Practices: Lessons from Successful Projects in the Top Companies Book Review

This is one of those books that should be read by every person with a relationship to IT. Testers, CIOs, CFOs, developers, architects, project managers, and agilists will benefit from this book. I highly recommend reading it. You will come out the back end of it with a complete new perspective on Software Engineering.

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations for 2012

Another year has gone by. Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad.

2011

New SPARX Enterprise Architect Learning Resources

SPARX has put up two new sites with new learning resources. They are both worth checking out.

Context switching in the IT world can be very harmful to schedules

One of the biggest issues I see in a lot of IT / Software Development environments is the lack of understanding when it comes to context switching.

Visual Studio ALM Rangers Architecture Tooling Guidance 2.1 (ABE) is available

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers have released a new ALM guidance package for Visual Studio 2010.

Software Modeling and Design: UML, Use Cases, Patterns, and Software Architectures Book Review

All in all this is a very high quality book packed with very valuable information any architect at an level of experience will benefit from. Hi highly recommend this book!!!!

2010

In the Box – MVVM Training

In the Box is a high quality, multi-media training that is consumed within Visual Studio 2010. Content is navigated and delivered using a next generation computer based training (CBT) experience, the Visual Studio 2010 Feature Extension.

NEW MSDN Video Series: How to explore unfamiliar code in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

Microsoft has put out some pretty cool videos on the new visualizations tools available in Visual Studio 2010

2009

C# VB.NET and ASP.NET Refactoring Book Reviews

Both of these books are great. Each has it's own unique sections, while at the same time they cover the same refactorings, smells, and Object-Oriented Design Principles in detail.

Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice Book Review

I recommend this book for the beginner, as well as the experienced, software architect. It is a must read.

New Patterns and Practices Application Architecture Training Videos

The Patterns and Practices Application Architecture Team has released a nice set of videos to accompany their Application Architect Guide....

2008

PDF Documentation Available for Composite Application Guidance for WPF June 2008

Microsoft has made the documentation for Composite Application Guidance for WPF–June 2008 available in PDF format.

Composite Application Guidance for WPF Release Version Available

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite WPF client applications.

Silverlight 2 End-to-End Data Centric Application

Brad Abrams has put together a really nice post on Silverlight 2. He calls it, End-to-End Data Centric Application with Silverlight 2.

Free E-Learning: .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

Learn how to build solutions using Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, and Windows Communication Foundation with the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. This collection is free for a limited time.

Cool Links IV- .NET 3.5, Architecture, AJAX, UML, EPF, Patterns, GOF, VSTS 2008, WPF, Silverlight, SQL 2008, XAML

This is the fourth installment of cool links. It includes links on .NET 3.5, Architecture, AJAX, UML, EPF, Patterns, GOF, VSTS 2008, WPF, Silverlight, SQL 2008, XAML, SPARX EA, Visio, Seam Carving, New Books, FXCop, etc.

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Links, Videos, and Downloads

This ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview release includes an ASP.NET model-view-controller (MVC) framework, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, Silverlight controls for ASP.NET, ADO.NET Data Services, an Entity Framework runtime, and new features for ASP.NET AJAX.

GOF Design Patterns, AntiPatterns, and Refactoring Tutorials, Videos, and Book

This is a nice site for getting up to speed on the GOF Design Patterns, AntiPatterns, and Refactoring. They offer online written tutorials, video tutorials, and they also offer a hard copy of their material in a book.

Framework Engineering Video: Architecting, Designing, and Developing Reusable Libraries

This session covers the main aspects of reusable library design: API design, architecture, and general framework engineering processes. Well-designed APIs are critical to the success of reusable libraries, but there are other aspects of framework development that are equally important, yet not widely covered in literature. Organizations creating reusable libraries often struggle with the process of managing dependencies, compatibility, and other design processes so critical to the success of modern frameworks. Come to this session and learn about how Microsoft creates its frameworks. The session is based on experiences from the development of the .NET Framework and Silverlight, and will cover processes Microsoft uses in the development of managed frameworks.