Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference - I'll Be There

posted on 11/07/07 at 08:39:03 pm by Joel Ross

And not only that, but I'll be presenting on Continuous Integration: The next release is looming in the distance, and you’re responsible for integrating the changes for all of the developers on the team. Last time, it took all day just to get it t… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal


Serialization And Event Subscriptions

posted on 10/19/07 at 12:20:47 am by Joel Ross

We ran into an interesting issue with Pay It Square and the NuSoft Framework tonight with a change we made as part of the 2.0 release of the framework. We changed our collections to inherit from BindingList<T> instead of List<T>, and we thoug… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


Microsoft Licenses Get OSI Approved

posted on 10/18/07 at 07:45:19 pm by Joel Ross

Shawn Burke announced the news that last Friday, Microsoft had two licenses they have been using for their open source initiatives approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). There were two licenses approved: Microsoft Permissive License (MS-PL)… more »

Categories: Development, Software, RCM Technologies


Decreasing Developer Ramp Up Time

posted on 10/09/07 at 09:50:16 pm by Joel Ross

Dave Donaldson has a great post about ways to decrease the amount of time it takes to get a developer up to speed on a new project. The post has been up for almost two months now, but I'm just getting around to writing about it. Anyway, he lists out a… more »

Categories: Consulting, Development


Announcing the Release of The NuSoft Framework 2.0

posted on 10/08/07 at 10:20:01 pm by Joel Ross

The team at NuSoft Solutions has been working hard to get ready for the release of first public version of the NuSoft Framework, and today, we pulled the trigger - NuSoft Framework 2.0 has been released! The documentation on the site is a little light,… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


Why We Built The NuSoft Framework

posted on 10/03/07 at 09:28:54 pm by Joel Ross

Now that we've put the NuSoft Framework out there, I figured it would be a good time to talk a little bit about why we use it internally at NuSoft, and we felt it was valuable enough to release to everyone. Before the NuSoft Framework, just about every… more »

Categories: Development, Software, C#, RCM Technologies


Presenting The NuSoft Framework!

posted on 09/19/07 at 09:21:18 pm by Joel Ross

NuSoft Solutions, my place of employment, has decided to release the NuSoft Framework, a business object framework we use on a lot of our custom development projects, as an open source project on CodePlex. I'm very excited about this. I was part of the… more »

Categories: Development, Software, C#, RCM Technologies


Consulting vs. Development

posted on 08/15/07 at 11:46:37 pm by Joel Ross

I've been meaning to post about this, but I've been very lax lately. Chris (Woody), from Nusoft (where I work) has a post about the differences between being a developer and being a consultant. It's an interesting question to ask, and the post is worth a… more »

Categories: Consulting


Microsoft's Certified Architect Program Podcast

posted on 11/04/06 at 09:33:13 pm by Joel Ross

The latest ARCast podcast from Ron Jacobs is about Microsoft's Certified Architect Program. Normally, that wouldn't be enough for me to post about it. But this one features a former NuSoft employee - Jim Wilt. He's an extremely smart man, and is one of t… more »

Categories: Consulting


I'm Speaking At The West Michigan .NET User Group

posted on 10/05/06 at 08:55:42 pm by Joel Ross

On Tuesday, I agreed to fill in for a colleague and speak at the next West Michigan .NET User Group meeting, which happens to be next Tuesday (October 10th). It's short notice, but I'm sure I'll have time to throw together a pretty decent presentation on… more »

Categories: Consulting


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