Author: nicdex

1 day before I leave for Vancouver / Dernière journée avant de partir pour Vancouver

Today I’m packing my last boxes, cleaning up the condo and tomorrow I’m flying to Vancouver. This is the first post of a new categorie on my blog in wich you will be able to follow my new life on the west coast.

Hope you enjoy 🙂


Aujourd’hui je fais mes dernières boites, je fais le ménage de mon condo et demain je prends l’avion pour Vancouver. Ceci est le premier message d’une nouvelle catégorie sur mon blog, à partir de laquelle vous pourrez suivre ma nouvelle vie sur la côte ouest

Bonne lecture 🙂 is now online is one of my latest project. It’s an url shortener service. The goal is to get rid of long urls. It’s a free service so feel free to use it.

It’s a work in progress, but it’s functionnal and I would appreciate any feedbacks or suggestions on it.

Until next time 😉

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building v8 with mingw32… not yet

Building v8 with mingw32 is not quite stable yet.

In the latest revision of the trunk, you need to tweak some piece of code in for it to compile.

Then, when you do get it to compile there is a nasty bug using a get accesor inside a anonymous method, wich doesn’t crashes on other platforms/compiler.

v8-users group discussions related to this bug.

In conclusion, to avoid losing your time like I did, you should use MSVC 😉

Greg Young webcast

Greg Young made his first summer webcast live from PCMS Conseil office in Montreal today. I work at PCMS so I had the chance to listen to it live.

The presentation was about how the DDD Ubiquitous Language is actually not that ubiquitus. In résumé, Ubiquitus Language can only be ubiquitus if you place it in a bounded context. If you have Eric Evans blue blook read the chapter 14. If you don’t have it, get it. Or go to DDD-Step-by-Step, it’s a great start.

He also explained why separating your bounded context from the start is important. Since you won’t be using DDD in all of them, you need to abstract them and focus on the core of your business. It’s alot like the AGILE priorisation technique, you split your context, then focus on the core business of your client, the one where your client need an advantage. This way you can see an ROI of using DDD, because the technique is more expensive than other simpler approach.

It was a nice presentation, minor some technical problems (wich I didn’t have, since I was on site). The presentation was recorded, I’ll post a link to the video here once Greg put it online.