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JB's Blog posts (02:00)

JB shared some of the recent blog posts he's been working on:

Wizards of Smart podcasts (10:48)

Since our last meeting there have been 2 episodes of Wizards of Smart.

Episode 3 – Testing :

Episode 4 – Code Reviews, Work Environment, Developers :

Ruby on Rails (13:00)

JB talked a bit about his experience this week with Ruby on Rails. In particular he pointed out how he enjoyed the migration functionality.


(23:00)Alper pointed out that c4mvc also has a session on some .net tools for migration : –> March Show and Tell : Topic Database Migration Frameworks : MigratorDotNet and RikMigrations

(49:00)JB also point out the Dev Chix wiki for learning Ruby on Rails :

The guide walks through every step from installing Ruby, rails gems, setting up git, heroku, and pushing your app to heroku. It’s a great guide for those new to rails (like me!)

Domain Driven Design(20:30)

Ed asked about DDD for everyday apps. JB then fumbled around and gave a high level talk on how to apply some DDD principles to everyday code. He hopes to work on a presentation on the subject because he finds it an interesting perspective.

Here are some DDD resources :

(28:10)Greg Young on Herding Code :

Greg Young on InfoQ :

(30:00)David Laribee on Deep Fried Bytes :

Eric Evan’s book :

Jimmy Nilsson’s book :


JB walked through some linq examples that can be found in his learning C# project in my Learning Repository :

We looked at Select, my pet peeve of using a Where and then FirstorDefault, and also how to use Any instead of Count to verify if a list is not empty.

(44:00)Use of Distinct to compare by your specified member Link to Blogpost

JB took a poll and there was a lot of interest in doing more Linq best practices and techniques. He is working on a presentation as well and it was nice to see there was a good deal of interest.

Houston Techfest(37:37)

JB mentioned the Houston Techfest again and discussed some potential presentations Claudio and he might be doing.

They are still taking abstracts. Email your abstracts and bio to

SQLite Database Browser(39:42)

JB pointed out this tool for looking at Sqlite databases. He is using it to look at his rails database.