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Windows 10 Review

Released too soon with way too many issues. I completely regret putting it on my bare metal. Issues include but are not limited to-


Sparx Systems releases Enterprise Architect 10

Sparx has release a new version of Enterprise Architect. This tool is by far the best software engineering tool available on the market today. I have been using it as my primary tool for Enterprise and Software Architecture for years now. If you have never checked it out, now is as good as time as any.

Master Your Mac: Simple Ways to Tweak, Customize, and Secure OS X Book Review

This book is a great addition to my collection of Mac how to books. I like this one because it steps over the line into the more technical side of Mac features than most of the Mountain Lion guide books do.

Major New Wifi Issues with iPhone 5 and iOS 6

Although Apple quickly fixed their delete test page that caused problems with user's wifi connections on their new iPhone 5s, that is not the real issue. There is still a huge issue with iOS 6 and possibly iPhone 5 hardware.

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. Now more than ever an architect needs a lot of assets to keep up.

Windows 8 runs best on my MacBook Pro

If you own a Mac and you need to run Windows 8, ironically your best bet is to run it on your Mac environment.

ATDD by Example: A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development Book Review

If you are interested in Acceptance Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), Specification by Example, Agile Acceptance Testing, or Story Testing this is a great place to start.

Windows 8 : $40 : You'll get what you pay for…

I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to technology. I understand why Microsoft is selling upgrades to Windows 8 for $40, they won't have anyone upgrading to it.

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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Book Review

All in all if you are building SQL Server 2102 Reporting Services Reports, or if you are interested in learning how to, you owe it to yourself to get this book.

Sparx Systems has released Enterprise Architect 9.3 which includes ArchiMate 2.0

Sparx Enterprise Architecture is my tool of choice for software architecture, design, project management, and project planning. This new version offers some really great new features.

Networking Essentials (3rd Edition) Book Review

I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning about network and to instructors look for an excellent text book for their class. This book can teach the student on its own and they need no prior network experience.

The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes Book Review

Over all I think every single person that has anything to do with IT should read this book. Even if you don't deal with sensitive data, you are at risk for sabotage.

.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.


Data Integration Blueprint and Modeling: Techniques for a Scalable and Sustainable Architecture Book Review

Data integration is a complex, detailed, sometimes excruciating boring activity, which is not an activity for the light at heart. This book does a great job of digging into the details of the data transformations. It is not just a high level look at data integration, it gets into the weeds.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Expert Cookbook Book Review

"Expert Cookbook" are the last two words in the title for a good reason. This book is for the advanced SharePoint developer.

Software Product Line Engineering Resource Kit

I recently decided to update the Product Line Engineering Assets I reuse from project to project. In the past I reused a baseline project that contained a folder structure and the UML stereotypes needed to do Use Cases, Feature, and Static Modeling.

Buyer beware the Microsoft Touch Mouse does not work with Visual Studio 2010 SP1

I just got the mouse yesterday. Over all I like it, but may regretfully have to stop using it when in Visual Studio 2010 SP1. The scrolling does not work at all.