Nima Dilmaghani’s Technology Blog

Silicon Valley Code Camp is this weekend

While I am sitting far and away from Silicon Valley, I will be watching as the second Silicon Valley Code Camp happens this weekend. I want to tell all the developers, coders, architects, hackers, or whatever techie names they want to call themselves who live in or near the Valley how lucky they are to have such a great event there. Some of my favorite techies will be speaking at this event. People like Douglas Crockford, Juval Lowey, and Matt Mullenweg will be taking time to share their knowledge and experiences with the rest of us and thanks to the hard work of folks like Peter Kellner who have spent countless hours organizing this event, it will all be for free. Believe me, people from other parts of the country or the world do not have this same luxury to drive a few minutes from their home and listen, learn, and share with such a powerful group of software engineers and pioneers involved in such a divers array of technologies. Fortunately, the word has gotten around and over 700 people have registered. Unfortunately, many of those who register will not show up. Mainly because registration is free and the barrier to entry is nothing. So at the last minute, they decide to do something else or feel lazy or … I don’t really know why. All I know is that this is a great opportunity. People pay hundreds of dollars at conferences to see the same speakers give the same talks and folks in the Valley have a wonderful chance to take advantage of it for free this weekend. So don’t let this opportunity go by. If you have not registered, register now. If you have registered, set your alarm clock for Saturday morning and go down there. You are blessed with the opportunity to live in the valley and take advantage of this. Take full advantage of it.

I wish I was there.

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topics at alt.net

jay flowers: loop diagrams from system thinking

jeffery palermo: advanced nhybernate techniques

paul juliean : different styles of pair programming

mvc stuff and plugging the dlr into that ruby view,

can we call it msft does rails

ndunit and xunit

ddd domain driven design

scott belware behavior driven design

rod how to sell agile to management

making tests pretty

eric anderson how to introduce bdd to developers who are not actively seeking better ways to do that. how to lower barrrier to writing specs

passion, what to do to build that passion

what is going on with architecture, what you have learned about

unit testing

futurespective on msft. give msft ideas on where to go.

mono,

boo

what we lack in .net community that they have in ruby and java community

scott gu new mvc pattern from msft. use nunit to test it.

simon guest guidance or lack of from msdn. how to fix or replace it

westin benford monorailmoving from asp.net to monorail. why would someone spend 6 months on monorail and then move to ror

dynamic languages on the cl

aspect oriented programming

why move from tdd to bdd.

how to move organizational skill up

kevin d? how to move legacy code under test

jacob boris. how to avoid xml hell

howard turking. runs msdn magazine (laughter which was not cool) how to systematically moving it up to the masses vs c++ hates the vb community.

moving a .net team to ror. tips tricks

it is harder to build software this way how to make it easier.

intersection of the domain moder pattern and rich internet app built on silverlight

dave ohara. how do we take these ideas and sell them to folks in a way that they see the value.

tom integration tests involving databases. i am fan of nhybernate and active record. (use sql light with database in xaml -joke)

lightning talk for 5 min. to do quick demos, …

roy: a famous speaker said that td will deteriorate your design, can it really do that. when to use it or not. how it compares with bdd.

mike from uk you are all a freindly bunch… i am a java manager now. all alpha geeks have left as martin has already left. apple is taking over the desktop. is vista is the last nail in the coffin. why should i care about msft anymore.

vista ME will be out in just 2 years.

where does a model go, what is the lifespan. when to use mockin, when not.

agile project management.

scott: writing and understanding user stories.

jean paul — becoming a catalyst for change in your organization. how to introduce things like agile into the organization

james kovacs — why are we facinated with executable xml. it is terribly verbose. painful.. can we do better. most msft devs diddnet go to college.

ruby for dummies, i mean .net developers.

testing guis.

fostering passion within a company to grow.

are executable requirements possible. are … better. can we do better.

domain specific languages for business and geeks.

language oriented progamming is challenging. design asthetics and environment is challengeing with mocking and dependency injection.

what is the persona for .net. mort, einstien, elvis, belware

sorry for misspelling everyone’s names.

Networking with a VPC in Windows Vista

Posted in engineering, Microsoft, networking, programming, sharepoint, software, vista, windows by nimad on January 22, 2007

 For my talk at the SF launch I need to do a demo of a client computer calling a SharePoint server.  Since I have one computer to do this on, I have to run the server inside a VPC and install the client software on the host computer.  Then I need to use the Microsoft Loopback Adapter to connect these two.  Here is the details on how to install and configure the Microsoft Loopback Adapter on Windows Vista.

1.       Install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter

Control Panel  à Add Hardware à Click Next on the “Welcome to Add Hardware Wizard”

On the page that comes up click the “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list” button then click Next à Choose Network adapters click Next à Under Manufacturer choose Microsoft Under Network Adapter choose Microsoft Loopback Adapter.  Click Next à Click Next 

 2.Assign a static IP Address to the Microsoft Loopback Adapter

Start à Control Panel à Manage Network Connections à You see a new network registered with a name like “Local Area Connection 2 Unidentified Network Microsoft Loopback Adapter”  à right click it and select Properties à click on TCP/IPv4 à click Properties  à Click use the following IP address à enter 192.168.1.10 (of course the two first numbers are what is important) for the IP Address and 255.255.255.0 for the subnet mask à Click OK.

How to get a Free Legal Production Version Windows Vista

Posted in .NET, CodeCamp, free, Microsoft, programming, software, technology, Technology and Software, vista, windows by nimad on September 12, 2006

The Windows Vista Team will be holding a Windows Vista Install Faire as part of The Silicon Valley Code Camp on Oct 7,8.  Those who participate will get the help of the team that built Vista to install the latest build of the RTM candidate.  Once Vista is released, all participants will get a free copy of Vista Ultimate.  Space is limited and you will need to register beforehand, so they know how much hardware and engineers to send down for the event.  Make sure you read the details of system requirement, backups, and what to bring and not bring carefully to make sure we could actually upgrade your system.    To register go to http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/AttendeeRegistration.aspx