My light and song

In a few weeks the Vasa Band will do a music festival at the corps. I will play an euphonium solo and was looking for something that isn’t played were often. For a long time, several years actually, I have had the solo part for My Light and Song (FS 228) in my “collection”, but never dared try to it. I have actually never heard it played (actually Patrik Randefalk did play it with the Vasa Band in the 90th-ies) or recorded. I’ll try to post a recording here… after 25 march. [UPDATED] This is so sick! This book contains all music (kinda) that is available for euphonium. And who has recorded it! Including a reference to recordings by my father. And My Light and Song is recorded. By a mr John Butler. The internet is amazing…
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Sprint Planner Helper – Session 18

I haven’t done to much on the Sprint Planner Helper project during this week. A lot of Salvation Army activities has taken up my time. But I have read the blog post (in form of a PDF-book) from DDD Step By Step. I have read much of it before but sometimes other word clear things up for you. This book did it for me. OK – what to do tonight (Abbe is sound asleep and Elin has gone to work). I have most of the stuff from my first two user stories in place. But I need a way to easy move product backlog item up and down in the list. This will come in handy when the product backlog items are estimated. So I’ll introduce some methods to move the in the product backlog list. And some arrows in the GUI for the list. Let’s write some lovely simple...
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ASP.NET MVC – Running transformation error solved

The issue that I had with creating views for nested classes is solved with a new release of the ASP.NET MVC RC. Thanks to some very fast response from Phil Haack I’ve got to know about a new release of the framework. Here is the link to the RC II of the ASP.NET MVC. Worked fine and as I said solved my problem.
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Sprint Planner Helper – Session 17

When you learning something new you’ll expect some progress and the occasional setback. If you are on your own, as I am in this project, that is even more likely to be the other way around. My approach to learning this is very much like the way we played with the chemistry box when we were small – try something you believe will work and expect the whole thing to blow up, possibly with a stinging sensation to your eye… So… I guess that you see where this is going. I have to redo something. Actually it’s two. And actually I am not that worried; the whole idea of agile TDD, DDD and all this is that it should be easy to change. The first thing is not biggie; my Entities has a Guid as ID right now. It’s mega-ugly when I am passing it around on the querystring etc....
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In control IV – Håkan Björkman

OK – here is one of the nicest and probably best trombone players in the world showing of his amazing technique. Follow this link to a short clip from SVT where a couple of musicians competes in playing the Flight of the Bumble Bee. In Swedish… The whole program can be found here. Amazingly Håkan plays the piece 20 beats faster than for example the violinist… And very clean. Thanks for the lesson Håkan!
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Sprint Planner Helper – Session 16

I am now almost ready with the first user story of my own backlog. 1. As user I can create a product that describes the product and the product owner so that the purpose of the product is known. Each product has a product backlog that describes what is left to do. Each product backlog item requires at least an Number(1.2.1), description, initial priority. Other properties are story points (how big is this compared to other) and a document with additional business rules. The one thing that is left is to be able to create new backlog items. My GUI for editing a product right now looks like this: and as I said before I will not put to much effort into the design of the GUI, but I have noticed that the MVC-pattern opens up for GUI-design decisions to be change later on. I mean – there is a...
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Mini-vacation at Hyppeln

As I wrote earlier I have been away from Stockholm for a few days. Me and Abbe (and my father in-law, of course) went on a mini vacation at (in?) Hyppeln in the Gothenburg archipelago. The weather was wonderful and we got some really nice days, with a sniff of summer-feeling…
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ASP.NET MVC – Running transformation error

**[UPDATED] **This is solved. See this. I ran into this problem: I appeared when I added an Edit-view for an inline view-data class. That is; I have created a special class to hold the view data that the controller is acting upon, and that class is declared inside the controller. When the Add view-dialog (which I love by the way) of the ASP.NET MVC closes with OK – this dialog appears. I think that it’s a bug in the RC-release but I am not sure. I’ll send this to the ASP.NET MVC team and see what they have to say. I am not sure that I will have the view data class as part of the other class since that violates the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) – but if I do I get this crash. The more reason for me to move it then! I’ll do that…
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Sprint Planner Helper – Session 15

I don’t think I ever been doing system development in a nicer place – I am right now in Hyppeln in the Gothenburg archipelago. The weather is most wonderful and we have actually been sitting out for coffee and even managed to do some barbecue… OK – I am pressing on with the Edit controller action for the Product. Ran into a bug of the ASP.NET MVC framework I think. The first one I see – pretty good for a RC… I think that I have missed some part of the TDD-ing with that I haven’t been good at “testing my boundaries” (a Code Smell from Clean Code by Robert C. Martin). When I read it I didn’t fully understand it but as I am beginning to understand the TDD-ways I realized that for most cases that is to write tests for the NULL-values also. I guess that you could...
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Vasakåren - new website

My corps (or church) has redone their website. Actually it’s me who has added all the content. The Salvation Army in Sweden is using some content management tool (called P3) that I not am too pleased about, but now it’s done. And I can put webmaster (or whatever it’s called nowadays) in my CV. At least for a while. Now go check out Vasakåren online
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