Architecture Chat #37 & #38
Apologies for not having written up the last couple of Architecture
chats - because I'm short for time I'm just going to publish some
links for the various things we talked about in both chats.
Code Analysis Toolks (Chat #38)
- and some of the other stuff Wesner Moise gets up to.
Analysis tool and some it's history.
- The demise of FxCop
and some discussion about why it doesn't seem to be up to play
with the 3.5 Framework and also some discussion around it's
Integration with VS.Net.
from the Mono Project.
Smokey - which I
think is integrated into mono develop now along with Gendarme.
- VS2010 Code Analysis & Code Metrics support.
NDepend and the challenge
of interpreting results.
lunchtime discussion around what's out there and the difficulties
in finding more holistic examples - the Shipping
sample is a good resource, but is for Java - there was a
proposal a while back on the ALT.Net list to port this over to .Net
& NHibernate (with a first cut of the domain model done with
Naked Objects) but haven't heard much since.
Discussed that Microsoft etc. are still searching for more industry
mentors in Auckland to participate in the Imagine Cup 2009 - incidentally this
year the topic is a lot more forgiving (it came under some critcism
last year with it's environmental focus).
Other topics for Chat #38 Also include BizSpark, and the good parts
(great from a cashflow perspective) and bad parts (generally forces
you into a forming a seperate company if you've already been
established for a while or making the move from bespoke to product)
- we also had a discussion/report of the Microsoft Focus group that
Garreth & myself attended.
Also discussed was the OODB -> ORM Idea and the issues around
the performance profile issues you may only discover once you swap
to an ORM i.e. SELECT N + 1 etc, as a brief talk about the
implications of writing LOB applications in Silverlight, hosted
within a winforms app. I argued against the OODB because most
of the benefits can be realised as long as your ORM is capable of
generating a schema, such as NHibernate and many others can.
Chat #37 Covered a lot of PDC details, Windows 7, MS Surface SDK
availability, NHibernate profiler, Mozilla Prism, Linq to Sql being
put on the back-burner, C# 4 features, The M grammar language and
some discussion around things we're not entirely clear on yet i.e.
how does M handle migrations and scheme changes as the
understanding of a domain/model evolves. There was a lot more
besides that, but my memory fails me.
The next chat is this Thursday 4th December - it may or may not be
the last one for the year - we shall see!