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Written on Sep, 11, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. A few weeks ago I attended the Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation summit at Boston’s Seaport Hotel. The summit advertises as bringing together finance executives in charge of financial planning and analytics to discuss innovation in the field and learn from each other. Industry conference and trade shows I …

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Written on Oct, 22, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Many moons ago I used to write code with Ruby on Rails (please don’t throw shoes at me). This was my first experience with a dynamically typed language and the MVC design pattern. Rails was pretty strict about the separation of concerns, but the code still ended up being peppered with small inline hacks in the View layer to make …

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Written on Oct, 22, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

This year’s Microsoft Certified Trainer summit took place in Redmond, WA. The summit’s purpose is four-fold: 1. To facilitate any trainers-to-be to become MCT-certified via the train-the-trainer bootcamp 2. To learn and share information on the state of the art of Microsoft technologies in the field 3. To update hard skills by taking new exams or attending the exam crams …

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Written on Oct, 17, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

The word “cloud” gets misused greatly today in the software industry, to the point where most people don’t really know what it means. I blame that on that fact that a lot of people in a lot of marketing departments started using it liberally to mean whatever they were shilling. For the average consumer, “cloud” does have some tangible meaning …

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Written on Aug, 28, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

This post is a detour from a larger MVC on WinJS post, but code organization is an important topic for developers transitioning from C#/XAML and merits a blog post of its own. First, a shameless self-promotion update – I will be speaking in 3 weeks at the NYC Code Camp on the topic of getting started with WinJS programming. You …

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