Themis: System Design

I’m charging forward on the Shared Resource Schedule Service. There are a lot of things I’m getting into place before I start writing code. Don’t try to tell me that I’m not being agile either, you always need to design a little to write good code. The key to being agile is designing only as much as you need, and being prepared to change your mind later.

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My First Open Source Project

I’ve been spending time on the first part of the shared resource service project: “Receive event invitations by email and send an acceptance email”. I hadn’t considered the difficulty I would face receiving emails. This is the most important part of the application, and if I can’t make it work, there’s really no point to continue.

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Changing From an iPod to a Creative Zen

The time finally came for me to replace my iPod with something new. I was using aniPod click wheelthat I gotas awarranty replacement back in 2004.It was good to me, but I felt that it was time to look at other options.If iTunes ran a little better on my PC, I probably would have just bought another iPod withouta second thought.

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SQL Management Studio Express with VS 2010 Express

I had some fun trying to install SQL Management Studio on myhome computer over the weekend. I was successful in the end, but it was a rough journey.

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Shared Resource Service Requirements

I want to start my project by dividing up the various things the system needs to do, then put them into the order I plan to approach them. I want to start with requirements thatare the most risky and mostimportant to success first, and work my way down the list until I finish with items that are neither risky nor important.

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Shared Resource Schedule Service

I think I’ve got a new project to work on at home. We’ve got this problem at work coordinating a few shared resources in Outlook (like a couple of meeting rooms and a projector), but we couldn’t find any good solutions out there short of installing Exchange Server.

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My First Post

I’ve finally gone and done it.

To be honest, creating my own blog wasn’t foremost in my thoughts until fairly recently. Scott Hanselman had a couple of interesting videos on his blog that finally convinced me to do it.

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