Design Concepts and Code

This category is intended for code snippets, design or architecture entries or general programming thoughts.


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Not long ago, I posed a question to the Stack Overflow community – (is there a) “Good Visio Template (or alternative) for SOA/Distributed Systems?”.  Surprisingly, there was only one response! Since then, I have been recently introduced to, of all things, a Java based tool called the ‘Quick Sequence Diagram […]

Quick Sequence Diagram Editor


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Introduction If you have a copy of Visual Studio 2010 Premium or Ultimate, you’ll likely have a menu in your Integrated Development Environment (IDE) called “Analyze”.  Chances are, you might not have investigated the true potential of the profiling tools in VS 2010.  This article will demonstrate usage of some […]

Analyze .NET Applications with Visual Studio 2010 (Part 1)





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Hi there and happy new year.  2011 promises to be quite an interesting year, and I hope that I can continue to contribute here at Sanders Technology.  To kick off the new year, I decided to revisit the Windows Workflow article I started late last year. A little while ago […]

A quick and dirty Rules Engine using Windows Workflow (Part ...




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Recently I put my mind towards developing a fairly light rules based utility for applying various logical patterns on top of some linear business data.  Honestly, my initial thoughts were “oh no, not another boring rules based implementation” because we (ought to) know how boring that can be – and […]

A quick and dirty Rules Engine using Windows Workflow (Part ...


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Introduction Now if you are like me, you’ve probably had some interest in POCO (plain old CLR objects) objects for at least some time.  They are an invaluable tool in the distributed systems and service oriented architecture areas, but up until now they’ve been inaccessible for those designs. In a […]

The ADO.Net Entity Framework, POCO Objects and You






There’s going to be more to this in coming posts, but I thought I’d add all the articles I’ve been reading ahead of schedule.  The long and short of the story is this – I’ve managed to implement round trip CRUD operations using POCO (Plain Old CLR Objects) using a […]

Reading Ahead – ADO Entity Framework v4 and POCO Entities