How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 15. April 2011 18:02

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20 Years of Microsoft Windows Upgradeability in 10 Minutes

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 10. March 2011 10:39

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Technology

Inside Windows Azure

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 14. January 2011 19:27
Cloud Computing and Windows Azure were the leading subjects of PDC 2010 last fall. Fortunately, there are a lot of amazing videos of the presentations available, and Inside Windows Azure by Mark Russinovich is definitely my favorite. Mark provides a very clear 'big picture'... [More]

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Software Architecture | Software Development

Software Architects Are Number One

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 14. October 2010 13:23
In their November issue, CNN Money Magazine rated "Software Architect" as the number 1 job in America! What they do: Like architects who design buildings, they create the blueprints for software engineers to follow -- and pitch in with programming too. Plus, architects are often called on to work w... [More]

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Software Architecture

Design Guidelines for Developing Frameworks and Class Libraries

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 26. August 2010 13:21
After I spent the last couple of months designing some class library for Windows Azure engineering infrastructure, I realized that design principles for frameworks and class libraries are not exactly the same as for 'off the shelf' or enterprise applications and systems. The fund... [More]

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Software Architecture | Software Development

Planning Good QA Automation Scope

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 11. June 2010 13:20
It seems to me that the most important part of a successful automated test infrastructure is an elegant approach for test planning/coverage/prioritizing. Below are my thoughts and ideas on how this approach should look for a high-quality long-term software project. In order for your ... [More]

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Software Quality Assurance

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 9. June 2010 13:18
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) recently published a very impressive video of Dan Pink presenting the surprising truth about what motivates us. This video is definitely worth spending 40 minutes of your life watching it, but there is also a ... [More]

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Project Management

Quotes about Teams and Methodologies

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 26. May 2010 13:17
Stephen F. Heffner left some wonderfull comments at Software Engineering Productivity discussion on LinketIn, I'd like to quote some of them: Many "methodologies" are all about getting satisfactory results from unsatisfactory programmers. A team of really good programmers is likely to have its... [More]

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Project Management

The Human Face of Software Architecture

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 25. December 2009 13:51
Over a last two decades, the human aspects of software engineering have become a central topic among researchers and practitioners. It appears that software construction has even more in common with some sort of social activity than with technical engineering [Cockburn04]. This happens partially bec... [More]

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Software Architecture

Software Quotes

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 27. October 2009 13:16
UNIX is simple. But It just needs a genius to understand its simplicity. -Dennis Ritchie   Before software can be reusable, it first has to be usable. -Ralph Johnson   Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. -Fred Brooks   It's hard enough to find ... [More]

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Software Development

Call Java Code From .Net and Vice Versa

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 24. June 2009 12:48
This post is about the very common problem of .Net and Java code interoperability. I've encountered this problem at least twice, both times when a .Net application, which is already developed, was required to use some third-party Java API. So let me introduce you the best solution I'... [More]

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Visual Studio on Channel 9

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 12. June 2009 13:26
This post is just to let you know that there is 'Visual Studio' topic area on  MSDN Channel 9. Here is the list of my favorite episodes: • C# 4.0 - Questions and reasons behind the answers • Team Foundation Server 2010 • Enterprise Project Management with Visual Studio Te... [More]

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Visual Studio 2010 (and .Net Framework 4.0) Beta 1

by Vitalii Tsybulnyk 22. May 2009 13:25
My congratulations to the .Net community and all .Net professionals: .Net Framework 4.0 Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 are available for download!   There are a couple of very useful links to read more about new look and new features of these incredible products form Jason Zanders&... [More]

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