Archive for May, 2011

Valio.fi deep dive #4: Solving the ORM dilemma

In my series on valio.fi deep dives, I’ll return to the original fields of Offbeat and discuss some backend solutions. We won’t dive into the code today, but will take a look at some hard architectural choices. Essentials of your ORM decision We chose to build a reasonably large web site using NHibernate. A few […]

May 27, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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Valio.fi featured on the Vierityspalkki blog

A step aside from the deep dives! The valio.fi project is now also presented in the famous Finnish Vierityspalkki.fi blog. If you can read Finnish, check out my guest post detailing the site and project from a general web developer (non-backend) perspective. Meanwhile, deep dive #4 is cooking. The topic will be OR mapping, and […]

May 20, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · 4 Comments
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Valio.fi deep dive #3: Review tooling

After my previous post on review policy, let’s have a look at the tools we used for reviewing code. I have found there to be two approaches to reviewing code. Let’s do a quick comparison first and discuss the tools of the trade next. Patch-based review Social review The key concept here is that a […]

May 4, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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Scott Guthrie moves on to lead the Azure Application Platform team

What could be important enough to interrupt the flow of posts on practical project experience? It is the reorganization that will throw every .NET developer’s favorite übergeek to a new position. Yes, Scott Guthrie is leaving his post as the head honcho for many things such as IIS, ASP.NET, Silverlight and a slew of other […]

May 3, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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