jueves, septiembre 11, 2008

Working in an office

Just like Lluis, I had been working alone from home for the last years, and after some time I began to feel a little curious about working in an office (which I had never done before), which would also mean: see real people every day, less distractions, free coffee, etc.

So I had the chance to work in the Suse Prague offices for a pair of weeks, and I have to say that even if it was only for some days, I began to feel a little more focused and less distracted (and it would be better if we had any Mono hacker around ;-) ).

Suse Prage Work place

Besides that, the obvious: Prague is a quite nice city, with castles, statues, and a lot of cheap and very good beer.

Hopefully I will be able to work in an office the next year - somewhere ;-)

miércoles, mayo 28, 2008

BindingSource 2.0

Following Jonathan Pobst big finale, I was immediately going to write about BindingSource (2.0 windows.forms, data binding class) and the fact that it's behaviour is not deeply explained the msdn docs (I realized this after implementing some bits based on pure sample testing and deductions, having descriptions like "returns X, Y member", which was clearly not enough in some cases).

Even if we have now tests for every 2.0 member of data binding and BindingSource, I still have the feeling that we probably are missing some bits on that class, and that's why I'm requesting everyone out there using data binding to test your app with Mono!

Observe that I have already been trying a pair of small/medium apps using it, but nothing interesting has appeared yet. That will change soon, hopefully.