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DevBoston.org 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!&nbsp…(Read More)


I got interviewed a quoted for an article on Windows Azure cost estimation.  One of the key points to remember is that, if your code is deployed to Windows Azure, you’re still getting billed even if it isn’t running. Click here to read the story. -Ben — Looking for training on Windows Azure &amp…(Read More)


I wrote an article a while back for TechTarget / SearchWinDevelopment about static methods being a code smell.  It got published a few weeks ago and here’s a link to read it. Static methods are a code smell by Ben Day 02.26.2010 Ever heard of code smells? A code “smell” is a way…(Read More)


Beantown .NET is going to be meeting on Thursday, 11/5/2009.  This month we’ll be doing 4 short topics about 4 different development utilities presented by Beantown members. The talks will be: · Nick Parker on JetBrains’ dotTrace Code Profiler · Shaun Avery on Firebug · Jason Haley on PowerCommands for Reflector · Ben Day (me)…(Read More)


One of my clients just got featured in a Microsoft case study about Software + Services.  ITNAmerica is based in Portland, Maine and provides flexible transportation options for seniors who are no longer able to drive. The Microsoft case study features the scalability and flexibility features of ITN’s SOA-based architecture and their success with…(Read More)


Hi All —  Beantown .NET is going to be meeting on Thursday, 10/1/2009.  This month we have James Phillips coming to present “SCRUM and Team Foundation Server”.  As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss. It is not required to RSVP for…(Read More)


My first magazine article is up!  (Yay!)  Eliminate Database Dependencies in Test-Driven Development How to avoid the end-to-end integration test problem with the Repository pattern. By Benjamin Day 09/01/2009 Many developers are tasked with writing unit tests as test-first design and development becomes commonplace, even on teams that aren…(Read More)


The Beantown .NET User Group is going to be hosting an additional event in the Northeast MSDN Roadshow Series on 9/28/2009 at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA.  The event features Jim O’Neil and Chris Bowen and runs from 12:30p to 6p.  The Fall 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow:  Food for Thoughts Tour…(Read More)


Beantown .NET is going to be meeting on Thursday, 9/10/2009 after our summer vacation.  This month we have Richard Hale Shaw coming to present “.NET on MultiCore Systems: Programming the .NET 4.0 Parallel Extensions”.  As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring…(Read More)


FYI, if you happen to be in Shanghai, China on September 5, 2009 and feel like hearing a talk about unit testing with RhinoMocks, you’re in luck.  I’m going to be speaking at Microsoft in Shanghai on 9/5/2009 and giving my “Beyond Basic Unit Testing” talk.  Come on by.  Beyond Basic…(Read More)