Archive for November, 2009

A month passed by …

November 29, 2009

a month … and 40 years.
Mrs Internet (former Miss Arpanet) had her 40 birthday last Oct 29.
Why she?

Because a (over) 40 woman, still hasn’t show her best. 😉
Happy birthday, Mrs Internet. 😉

Free ebook from Microsoft: Microsoft® Application Architecture Guide, pattern&practise 2nd Edition

November 28, 2009

A brand new version (2nd edition) of this book: Microsoft® Application Architecture Guide, pattern&practise

Introducing the Guide
The goal of this guide is to help developers and solution architects build effective,
high quality applications on the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework more
quickly and with less risk by leveraging tried and trusted architecture and design
principles and patterns.
The guide provides an overview of the underlying principles and patterns that provide
a solid foundation for good application architecture and design.

You may buy this book (example, this link on Amazon) or download from Microsoft Download Center (via this link).

source #1: Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition
source #2: patterns & practices Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project site
source #3: New book: Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, Second Edition

Technorati tags: Application Architecture, guide, ebook

Backup any smartphone

November 25, 2009

Have you ever thought about backup your pc? why not? 😮
and backup your smartphone? why yes? 😮
Anyway, whatever your smartphone is (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian, Windows Mobile) this post at Gizmodo provide a solution for every os.

Read full article here How To: Back Up Any Smartphone.
Actually, standard solution for Windows Mobile via ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center, didn’t work with my smartphone (contacts, messages, ecc not available for sync ;( ).

source: Back Up Any Smartphone’s Contents [Backup]

Testing Resharper 4.5

November 23, 2009

Just a first, quick, feedback about Resharper 4.5.1 (build 1274 and 1288).
Very usefull writing methods, autocompletition on brackets and method’s firm, plus naming convention declaring variabiables, and unit test section. 🙂
Unfortunately, it seems to me very slow providing methods&props of my classes, and executing unit tests too (read here). 😦

Technorati tags: Visual Studio, Resharper

Samsung SGH-I600 tips & tricks

November 19, 2009

After about 15 months, I consider this toy very … very! 😉
But, an heavy daily usage made standard battery very shorty;
in the beginning, it lasted 6+ hours (with bluetooth and 3G on); now it’s life is about less than 3 hour.
So, I looked for some tips& tricks post, just to try make me usage healthier. 😉

I found old posts, of course; most of info are old or useless in my daily usage, but you may find something usefull, so please read  Definitive guide to improving the battery life of your debranded WM5 i600, Mad scientist conducts exhaustive tests.

I haven’t had a single test, so please read it at your own risk. 😉