Category: Good stuff

  • Lab: Refactor for testability using the Repository pattern

    I had a long drive yesterday to go visit a customer and while I was driving it occurred to me that I have LOTS of courseware that I’ve written that is just sitting around gathering virtual dust.  Whether they’re parts of classes that never fully came together or they’re for courses that target old versions […]

  • (11/8/2012): “4 Short Talks by 4 Different Speakers” @ NERD is meeting tomorrow at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge from 6pm to 8p.  This month we’re doing “4 Short Talks by 4 Different Speakers”.  Click here for complete details and to RSVP. -Ben LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! (…or something.)  It’s four short talks by four different speakers!  (Alternate title: “The Night of Two Robs, […]

  • Scrum vs. Kanban: It’s All About The Complexity Of The Task

    A few months ago I did a Scrum vs. Kanban session at VSLive Las Vegas 2011 with fellow Scrum Trainer, David Starr.  It went well and I’m just now getting around to posting the slides.  (Better late than never, huh?) The Scrum vs. Kanban Cage Match Scrum and Kanban: Apples and oranges or evil twins? […]

  • Scrum Developer Training at Microsoft Mountain View, 11/2/09 – 11/6/2009

    And in other Team Foundation Server 2010 news… Microsoft has teamed up with Ken Schwaber (, the Scrum Alliance, and Accentient to create a course aimed at Scrum teams called the Scrum Developer course.  This 5-day course teaches teams and individual developers how to effectively implement Scrum using Team Foundation Server 2010 and Visual Studio […]

  • Lots of missing disk space on C: courtesy of Volume Shadow Copy Service

    I’ve been noticing lately that the amount of disk space on my C drive was below 10 gigabytes.  This struck me as odd because I recently upgraded my 160GB hard drive to a 300GB hard drive and it wasn’t like I’d suddenly started carrying around my entire DVD collection on my C: or anything.  This […]

  • Beantown .NET Meeting on 4/2/09 — The Unit Testing Throwdown

    The Beantown .NET User Group is meeting this Thursday, 4/2/09.  The topic for this month’s meeting is Unit Testing.  More specifically, it’s “The Unit Testing Throwdown.”  We’ll be discussing a range of topics in unit testing with the hope of establishing a list of real-world best practices.  This will also be our first meeting at […]

  • My VSLive San Francisco 2009 Slides

    I spoke at VSLive San Francisco 2009 last week. Here are the talks that I did and links to download my slides: Eliminate Team Build Headaches with Unit Tests, WiX, and Virtualization You’ve got your application written. The unit tests pass on your machine. It’s time to check in. Now what? What you really want […]

  • Beantown .NET Meeting on 2/5/2009: Michael O'Hearn "State Management in ASP.NET"

    Reminder: Beantown .NET is meeting on Thursday, February 5th. For this month’s meeting, we’ve got Michael O’Hearn doing “State Management in ASP.NET”. As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers.  If you’re planning to come, please RSVP by 3pm on 2/5.  Click here to RSVP Our location (75 State […]

  • Works On Zune!

    I’m not sure how I missed this but finally supports the Zune! -Ben

  • Speaking at Beantown .NET User Group on TFS2008 6/12/2008

    Reminder: Beantown .NET is meeting this week on Thursday, June 12th. For our June meeting, I’ll be presenting “Team Foundation Server 2008” as part of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Community Launch Event program ( As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers.  If you’re planning to come, please […]