June 23, 2006
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June 16, 2006
Tomorrow (Sat 17.06.2006) Bulgarian Software Quality Association, with the support of Bulgarian Association of Software Developers, is organizing Software Test Automation seminar. The seminar is free and as far as I know all seats are taken already with the total of 150 people.
“The goal of this open seminar is to present to the audience the positive and negative experience as well as other challenges associated with implementing test automation in leading Bulgarian Software firms.”
Seminar will start at 13:00 on 17-06-2006 and will have following program:
- 'What test to automate? To build or to buy software testing tool' – Pavel Tankov (Tumbleweed Communications Inc.)
- 'Automate software testing with Rational Functional Tester' – Boyan Vatev (MusalaSoft)
- Coffee Break – 15:10 – 15:40
- 'Approaches for software test automation depending on project specifics' – Dimitar Dimitrov, Lachezar Ribarov, Iva Krusteva (Rila Solutions)
- 'Automation client-server technologies testing' - Miroslav Saraidarov (Tello)
The seminar is sponsored by Sciant (www.sciant.com) and MusalaSoft (www.musala.bg) and in partnership with Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (www.devbg.org).
June 14, 2006
The .NET Framework has always been at the core of WinFX, but the WinFX brand didn’t convey this. The WinFX brand helped us introduce the incredible innovations in terms of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and the newly christened Windows CardSpace (WCS) formerly known under the codename “InfoCard.” The brand also created an unnatural discontinuity between previous versions of our framework and the current version.
With this in mind we have decided to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0. .NET Framework 3.0 aptly identifies the technology for exactly what it is – the next version of our developer framework.
I am going to present the following sessions (in Bulgarian only):
- The Future of Software Factories in Visual Studio Team System
- Improving application performance and quality with Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
- Introduction to Windows Communication Framework (WCF)
Here is the official site and program for the event (sorry, in Bulgarian only):
Attention to all web developers who are using Skype! Make sure to uncheck the option for using port 80 and 443 from Tools\Options\Connection dialog.
June 08, 2006
William, I am sure that the connection problem you had shows how important is to have the reliability features in mind when you design a web service :)
June 06, 2006
The Bulgaria Consultant should be based in Sofia and will be responsible for leading business development initiatives that are critical to the growth of the company. Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership in general management, marketing, sales or business development for an internet/technology or advertising company, and have graduated at the top of their class from a leading graduate academic institution (MBA preferred).
June 04, 2006
Additionally I passed the first upgrade exam for MCSDs (#553) and that also may have reflected. It is so hard to follow up these certification tracks.
Now I feel a little bit confused what certification titles should I include in my presentations. Image when I show up in front of you and say – “Hi guys, my name is Martin Kulov and I am currently MCSD, MCSD.NET , MCTS: Web, Windows, MCPD:Windows, MCT”. And this not the full list though. I wish that Microsoft take more time to think about all these abbreviations and provide meaningful names with goo organized hierarchy for all of the titles. Now there are several versions of MCTS, MCPD and MCSD, which I find confusing.
May be I will stick to MCSD and MCPD to make the list just a little bit shorter.
June 01, 2006
Take Control of Database Change
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