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Jan 08

We have entered 2010 and I am now actually enjoying (a lot of people are complaining) the cold and nice winter weather in Oslo (20 degrees Celsius below freezing). I have had a hectic start on this year preparing the start up of a large national project. This is very exciting and I find this a promising start on 2010.

2009 was the year that I started this blog. It has been interesting writing the posts and communicating with my readers. I have also learned a lot in 2009 and I will for sure continue writing posts on topics I find interesting.

To summarize 2009 I will list my top ten posts in 2009. This list is created based on visitors stats and my own rating of the posts (there are always some posts that you are more proud of and have spent more time writing than others).

Creating gradient background with transparent labels in .NET Compact Framework

A post explaining how to create a gradient background and transparent labels in .Net Compact Framework. I got a lot of google hits on this post so this is for sure functionality that many .Net CF developers are looking for. I think that basic functionality like this should be made available out of box in .Net CF.

Using Model-View-Presenter (MVP) pattern in Compact Framework

A post explaining how to use the MVP-pattern in Compact Framework projects. I am glad to see that architecture and patterns are popular topics since I find this very important in software development projects. This post raised some good discussions about how to use patterns.

Scrum – the way I like to do it

A post where I write about how I like to use Scrum and ScrumWorks in my projects. We are also using Scrum in the project I am working on right now so I will write more posts about Scrum in the future.

Writing user stories for agile (Scrum) projects

A post where I explain how I like to write user stories and what template I like to use for this. I have also written a follow up on this post: Writing user stories for agile (Scrum) projects – revisited

Writing use cases for agile (Scrum) projects

Quite similar to the post about user stories. This post is about how I like to write use cases and what template I like to use for this.

Workaround when restoring virtual machine state in VMware player hangs

This was just a quick post where I described a workaround when restoring virtual machine state in VMware player hangs. Got a lot of hits on this one so I am apparently not the only one that experienced this problem in 2009.

Using user controls with external .dll references in Visual Studio designer

A post where I wrote about what you need to do to be able to use the Visual Studio designer when you are using custom user controls and external .dll references in your project. I remember that I struggled a lot with this before I made it work.

Including bug fixing in the Scrum sprint

Another post about Scrum. This time I focused on how to include bug fixing in your Scrum sprints.

The origin of mobile applications

In this post I tried to find the origin of mobile applications and what modern technology platform it was based on. The question is still open…

Who will win the mobile technology race?

In this post I tried to predict who will win the mobile technology race…

I hope that 2010 will be as exciting as 2009 was and I wish you all the best in the new year!

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