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Friday, June 04, 2010

Software Architecture 2010

Myself and other Rock Solid Knowledge guys have had various talks accepted for Software Architecture conference this October in London.

Rich and myself will be spending a day talking about how to use various bits of .NET 4 technology to build a MVC, WF and  Entity Framework based application.  The aim to build the app live, so you really get to see how this tech actually ticks.

Through out the week I’ll be doing stuff on Patterns, and Parallel programming.

Finishing the week with another day with Rich talking about parallel programming, all using the latest bits of .NET 4.

Hopefully see you there…


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Devweek 2011

Just heard that Dev Week in London is going to run 14th to 18th March 2011.   Rock Solid Knowledge will be submitting a variety of talks…If you have some ideas let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

And yep I’m sure Dr Rock Man will be back for the drop in consultations.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Demos from DevWeek 2010

Thanks to everyone who attended any of the Rock Solid Knowledge sessions at DevWeek we now have all our demos available for download

Friday, March 19, 2010

DevWeek 2010

Had a great time again at DevWeek 2010.

All my demos are uploaded to our conference page.

It was the first year we ran our “Ask the Doctor” booth for all those that dropped in I hope you found the advice useful…we certainly had a great time digging into interesting issues, from unit testing, Entity Framework, WCF and general architecture issues..

Thursday, March 11, 2010

EF4 And Repository Pattern

Just released a screencast on one possible way to implement the repository pattern using EF4. I’ve been very down on EF over the past year or so, but its nice at last to see it actually starting to be usable.

You can listen to this screencast or other RSK screencasts here

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Ask the doctor ( Devweek 2010)

Dr Rockman is In!

At DevWeek 2010 Rock Solid Knowledge will be running a drop in clinic where our consultants will help you solve your design and development issues.  The whole team will be there so whether its WPF, Silverlight, .NET 4.0, WCF , Design Patterns, Multithreading, Web Development or anything else, we’ll be on hand to lend a sympathetic ear and hopefully solve your problems.  In addition the RSK crew will be delivering pre and post conference days and a whole bunch of sessions which you can see on our conference page.


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Visual Studio Ctrl+Tab Sticking

I use Ctrl+Tab inside VS to move between different source files…one day I noticed that when I Ctrl+Tab to the file I wish to view and simply let go of the Ctrl and Tab keys it just sat there, I needed to hit enter to confirm the selection.  This started to get annoying other people had mentioned similar problem.  It seemed to happen when I was training, and finally the penny dropped…..On Windows 7 I use the magnifier via Windows Key and Plus, to highlight bits of code, and then use Windows Key and minus to revert back to normal resolution.  The Magnifier app continues running, it appears that with the magnifier app enabled I have to use Enter to select my file without Ctrl+Tab just works fine…

So now I close the magnifier app so that Ctrl+Tab continues to work.

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Im a freelance consultant for .NET based technology. My last real job, was at Cisco System were I was a lead architect for Cisco's identity solutions. I arrived at Cisco via aquisition and prior to that worked in small startups. The startup culture is what appeals to me, and thats why I finally left Cisco after seven years.....I now filll my time through a combination of consultancy and teaching for Developmentor...and working on insane startups that nobody with an ounce of sense would look twice at...