2009-04-08 - Architecture Chat Tomorrow

Architecture chat tomorrow, pretty topic-light this week.. some quick things that have taken my interest recently:

  • ALT.Net Podcast featuring Jeremy Miller - An interesting follow-up after the Scott Bellware discussion last week, and probably more inline with how I see ALT.Net.
  • Loads of azure info coming out over the last few weeks.. I think this OakLeaf Systems post sums it up best.
  • Mauricio Scheffer has an interesting blow-by-blow post on using Castle Windsor's fluent interface with F# - and the fact that it's... not so fluent.  Definitely something to give thought to when crafting fluent interfaces - are there going to be F# or other language clients, and just what is their experience going to be like?
  • Interesting ncommon library - a generic framework for Unit of work, generic Repository, validation and business rules etc.  Supports NHibernate, Linq2Sql & EF. See the Steve Gentile post for more details.  Though obviously a Repository
    isn't to everyone's tastes or necessarily a fit with repositories being a business concern.
  • Alex James has been posting a bunch of EF tips (11 so far).
  • Got a couple of books from O'Reilly for review / the group library - Let me know if anyone at the chat would like to read them / review them - they are: 97 Things Every
    Software Architect Should Know
    and Beautiful Architecture.  Or if there any books they'd like the group to get to read/review.

Also wouldn't mind discussing the Architecture group itself - i.e. Possibility of North shore meet-ups, setting up a dedicated website, what the name of the group should be, handing out swag etc.

Last of all - would be interested to see if anyone made along to the Beer & Bytes this week (unfortunately I was stuck in a meeting that evening) - looking at Preet's blog post I suspect a few of you did.

We'll be meeting at the usual time of 11:30am @ Garrisons, Sylvia Park, Tomorrow (Thursday 9th April 2009) - and the topics above are just there in case we run out of anything else to talk about (which is rare).

For more details on the location and write-ups of previous sessions you can consult the associated wiki.

Written on April 8, 2009