Windows Azure

I don’t know that much about Azure… yet. But I am quite sure that is will be more and more important in the future.

From what I understand now it’s the Microsoft platform for development of application that uses services “in the cloud”, as you should say these days. Behind the buzzwords you’ll find a bunch of services that can be reached over the internet that you can take advantage of. These includes storage, logging and other low level services but also Microsoft Live Services and CRM services etc.

The whole idea, I guess, is that given these services in place you can much faster get up and running.

OK - sounds like an good idea… Let’s see it in action. Here are some videos.

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Albert preparing for the summer

Here are a few pictures from Alberts preparations for the summer.

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Trying out his bathing trunks for the first time. With the diaper inside...

This is for going home from the beach

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What I am watching

Ok – the updates on this blog has been way under par for a while. That’s because I am not working right now.

I’ve noticed that when you have a lot of things to do it’s easy to get the little things done in a jiffy but when you do nothing it’s hard to start to even the small things… Strange but true.

OK – here are some things that I watch and enjoy right now.

Shaun the sheep – on SvtPlay.  Great fun for both me and Albert.

A complete live concert with Black Dyke Band (part 1 and 2). The playing has some minor blemishes but overall it’s great as usual, especially the Immortal-piece at the end!

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DDD – what’s the deal?

After doing DDD (on a very basic level) for sometime now, I now realize that I could benefit with some sort of sum up. Often when I reach this point I quickly realize that many people has tread this paths before and that I’m reinventing the wheel… Well, in that case I do it for me. I like my wheels or at least my way of understanding them…

So here is my take on what the deal with DDD is (i hope that it will change over time but here is how I see it today):

I think first that the whole idea of DDD can be divided into two aspects (actually Jocke pointed me in this way but I like it):

  • first code - a bunch of design patterns that help you produce great object-oriented, testable software
  • then the implications on the way you...
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S#arp Architecture

In a previous post I briefly referred to Sharp Architecture (what’s the thing with the funky spelling?).

I have now read a bit about it and I must push for it harder. It’s rock good! What an ambitious project!

The idea is to give you a boiler-plate architecture that contains best practices and useable functionality when doing DDD, TDD, ASP.NET MVC and NHibernate.

You know – the way you always feel when a project is done… “This is so good that it easily could be a framework, if only …” – These guys has done it for you.

It’s not done and still have a bit to go before but I really like it.

Check it out. Here are some introduction videos:

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Sprint Planner Helper – final

I have had some real problems to get going with the Sprint Planner Helper Project after the trip to Ethiopia. I am not sure why – but it made me think about the project, the scope and purpose.

First and foremost – I am not working, I am on parental leave. That means this is my spare time project and I promised myself that I would end it if I didn’t feel up to it for some reason. Since I have found it hard to restart I conclude that I have reached that point.

Secondly – the main reason and purpose of the project was to learn, not to produce a wonder-application (although that would have been nice :)). I think that I have learned quite a lot during this project and that I am at a junction right now. You cannot pursue at...

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Hard to get started, Salvation Army and brass banding

I have some real trouble get going with my normal flow after Ethiopia.

This week I will play and do the presentations at a concert with Solna Brass. And there has been a lot of stuff with the Salvation Army and the band.

I’ll try to get to it in the next week.

By the way, the Vasa Band got a good review of the CD Priority. In Brass Band World. Here is a picture of it:


The review was next to the review of A Breathless Alleluia of Black Dyke Band… Something to be compered to!

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Pictures from Ethopia

The last week has been really strange and “busy” since we are still recovering from some illness from Africa. Mostly Elin but it has taken its toll on Abbe and myself also.

I haven’t got time to update the blog in a long while. But here are some pictures from our trip.

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Elin and Abbe enjoying the African countryside in Wondo Genet.

Elin and Abbe enjoying the African countryside

A building site in Addis Abeba**. **A building site in Addis Abeba

The beatiful...

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Home again

We’re back home again from Ethiopia. The trip really was something extra. As I heard someone say: “Africa is more of everything - the worst as well as the best” - this trip has really taken it’s toll.

We have done some amazing experiences but also had some really hard times. One thing was that it was really hard to keep track of what Albert put into his mouth. There are so many things that you don’t even want to touch that he gladly put into his mouth. And he has also be sick during most of the trip, nothing too bad but still.

We have been on two great tours, one to the south (Wondo Genet) and one to the east (Ambo) of Addis Abbeba. The rest of the time was spent in Addis.

I will upload some (many?) photos as I get...

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