Agility vs Quality

Publicate noiembrie 9, 2013 de Ionel Condor
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“People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it”.
Agility without quality is an illusion 😉 for long term sustainability.
Quality without agility is again an illusion because change is the only constant.
Cutting quality reduces agility. The long-term cost of cutting quality ( in planning, processes and procedures, execution, design, people development,…) will EAT any attempt to change rapidly.


Jazoon 2012 – Call for Papers

Publicate februarie 1, 2012 de Ionel Condor
Categorii: Announcements

„JAZOON’12 Call for Papers – We invite you to share your experience and knowledge
We are proud to invite you to submit proposals for presentations at the JAZOON’12 conference to be held from June 26 to 28, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.”

See details here:

Call-4-Papers  ends 26 February!   

JAZOON’12 welcomes JUG and DUG Members

Publicate ianuarie 31, 2012 de Ionel Condor
Categorii: Announcements

JAZOON welcomes all Java User Group (JUG) and other Develompent User Group Members (DUG) to be a part of JAZOON’12!

You can find all the details about the conference here:

The JAZOON’12 Team together with Java User Group Switzerland is proud to welcome all JUG and DUG Members from all over the world in Zurich.
Be a part of  JAZOON’12, the ideal venue for connecting with other JUG and DUG Members, and save the dates 26-28 June 2012 in Zurich!

JUG Cluj-Napoca is proud to support this conference !!!

DZone VIP Software Professionals in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Publicate ianuarie 31, 2012 de Ionel Condor
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Join this meetup group here:


Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform

Publicate iunie 16, 2011 de Ionel Condor
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I am writing this review as a Java developer with limited experience in C# and the .NET Platform, who was given this book to enhance my C# and .NET knowledge.
The size of the book (about 1700 pages) was a little intimidating and my first thought was to just skip the parts I do not find interesting or I will most likely not need in the immediate future, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the whole book contained relevant and useful information that I could not miss. Maybe a more experienced C# developer would have found some parts elementary and could be skipped, but as I am still new to this, it wasn’t my case.
I think the author’s writing is clear and concise and the author did a good job explaining the complex material in a simple, easy to understand fashion.
As a Java developer diving into C# and .NET, what I found really useful were concepts like .NET assemblies and CLR(Common Language Runtime) which were covered in quite detail and explained in a way someone new to the concepts could understand. Also, the later sections that show more specific ways to solve common programming problems like how to deal with I/O, how to connect to databases with ADO.NET or using newer technologies like LINQ were really useful and presented in a great way.
As a beginner in C# and .NET, I would have found useful some more examples here and there, but all things considered, I found this book very helpful, it is a great addition to a programmer’s library and I would recommend it to anyone looking to improve their C# and .NET skills.

A collegue in our JUG Cluj-Napoca (Cristina Nistor)

Visual C# 2010 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

Publicate iunie 16, 2011 de Ionel Condor
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I really like the recipes found in this book, btw what you get are a lot of recipes.
The cookbook format is perfect for someone like me that is not a C# expert or for someone that does not have extensive experience. Looking at the code was a good way I learn things.

Don’t expect to learn all about Visual C# by only buying this book but be sure you will learn a lot about .NET 4.0.
I am sure that after reading this book you will be able to solve common problems with good code samples.
It is not a replacement for a reference book, so does not dive soo deeply in all the features but more a practical book for common daily dev issues: don’t have an available peer to share with you a piece of code? probably you will find that piece of code in this book.
Visual C# 2010 Recipes is a great addition to the book „”Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition”, Apress” so I would recommend to read them together.



Accelerated C# 2010

Publicate iunie 16, 2011 de Ionel Condor
Categorii: Nonclasificat

Please don’t take too serious the comments about the poor quality of this book, they are not true.
Indeed the book is not a complete reference, nor a collection of recipies but is a nice book if your purpose is only to learn C#, let’s say is a comprehensive review of the language. A very good job in describing the C# Language.
The examples are also great, so if this is your first C# book, this is the right one.