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Showing posts from May, 2009

CabControl Project

I have just finished a project for the HND I have been studying for in the evenings through De Montfort Uni. The project was a year long module similar to a normal dissertation. My project was based upon a mock Taxi Firm that required a management application to track Accounts, Taxis and their drivers. All in all the project went well. I started off with a lot of ideas about what I wanted to do for it but as time crept up on me I found that I had to cut out some of the functionality that I would have liked. One piece of functionality I was able to keep in was the tutorials for the product which can be accessed through a browser form in the application (the app had to be Win Forms). The browser plugin looks to a page I created on Google Sites to accompany the project. To be honest neither the site or the vids are great but I did it more as an example of what can be done. Alternatively I could have embedded Windows Media players into forms to do a similar thing but with a browser it mean

New Books

I have a ridiculous amount of books about computers including hardware, software design, HCI and much more but have two books on the table at the moment which I feel are probably going to be some of the most important books I need to read to help in my career as a developer. They are: Domain Driven Design - Eric Evans Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture - Martin Fowler Obviously this is just my opinion at the moment. I thought it might be a good idea to blog about the books as I am reading them. Maybe it will help sink in what I am reading. So that is what I am going to do!