New business phone - Transition from Nokia 6230i to Motorola F3

I've got a new very nice but basic phone. Yes basic, you can use it to call and to sms. Not much yes that's true. My new phone is the Motorola F3, a phone I bought for € 35,- that's not much, and it does everything I want it to do. Color screen? No. Camera? No. No advanced features at all.

For a lot of people this is just too little functionality. But for me it just fits. And besides this, the phone is beautiful. That's the main reason for my transition from the old Nokia 6230i to my new Motorola F3 phone. I disliked the Nokia phone, and I like the basicness of my new phone. The display is some kind of e-ink based, which causes a very long battery life. There are lot of things my new phone can't do, but I can call with it!

 6230i f3

Beware of reusing Class Library between Web Service and consumer

About a month ago I wrote about the ability to reuse a class library of data structures between Web Service and consumer. I've been thinking about this, and discussed this with colleges and my current customer's software architect.

The main reason is because we have to be careful when to reuse a Class Library. First of all, don't just share the data-structures between services belonging to different business processes. Why? Because this could help you forget about who's the owner of the data, and responsible for the data structure. And second, why should we reuse? Because we would help ourselves, by using Generic Lists vs standard Arrays. Or because we could use some local methods on a data structure?

We will have to deal with those very small problems, why take risks about bringing ourselves into big trouble for this. Web Services can be used with proxies, although some people advocate you should actually use xml-documents instead of serialized classes with Web Services. I think a book like "SOA Patterns" could help us in the future so we won't have to make almost mistakes.

Small note: There is a bug in the SchemaImporterExtension, which causes the extension not to be called for base classes. More about this here.

Yesterday - The year 2007

My blog

I restarted blogging on the first of July. Since that day I posted 72 articles, this is actually the 1st one of the new year.  I wanted my blog to consist partly of posts about Life and partly about Technology. I think I have succeeded in this.


After all I've made a lot of posts in the first months and stabilized the amount of posts in the last three months.


2007 was also the year of Lifehacking for me. As this hype already exists for some years now, I just got into Lifehacking for the first this year. I blogged about topics like the Law of Attraction and Time Management.


This year I learned a lot about Inversion of Control and besides this I studied some on the new technologies by Microsoft like WCF, WPF, WF, but also Astoria (now know as the ADO.NET Data Services) and MOSS 2007. But everything still was very basic, but there are too many new technologies released by Microsoft to be an expert in everything. But some basic understanding on these technologies is interesting for me to know.

Also this year was the year of publications. In September this year an article from my hand about Dependency Injection was published in the Dutch .NET Magazine. I also wrote two other articles with a former college.

This year I also completed my MCPD Enterprise Application's certification. I'm not sure about what to do next year, but more on that in a different post.

My private projects

As I did in the past, I also started some small private projects this year. And the same as in the past no project did really make it to web. Like the Personal Performance Indicators project and the Local History project. I haven't had much time to work on those projects, but they aren't dead.

My private life

This year I moved from The Hague in The Netherlands to Zoetermeer in The Netherlands. Besides this I also changed jobs and now work for Rubicon. I still love working for Rubicon every day, haven't found anything negative! Also this year I married my lovely wife Yvonne.

A lot of changes this year. And ahead a new year, the year 2008. More about 2008 in a post next year.

Note: I made all the charts using Google Chart API.