Sven De Baets (A pragmatic programmer)
ATCOM SOLUTIONS—.NET Consultancy
Fortis (AG) originally hired me to help them with their migration from Windows NT and MTS to Windows 2000 and COM+. Several projects followed, on which I designed frameworks for WinForm clients (.NET 1.1), WebForm clients (.NET 2.0), instrumentation services and business services.
For the client frameworks I designed a workflow engine, which is an implementation of the MVC pattern. For the business framework we developed a Contract-First tool, which generates wsdl. Using software factories, we then generated code for our web services from this wsdl. On this project I was the DevLead.
When Fortis IT Benelux was merged beginning 2007, I was asked to become the .NET Domain Architect for Fortis Benelux. My main responsibility in this role, was to provide strategic advice around the positioning of .NET technologies.
I combined this role with the role of Solution Architect on the FFFn project. The FFFn (Fortis Framework Foundation for .NET) project delivered a version 1.0 of a consolidated .NET framework for Fortis Benelux on May, 1st 2008. FFFn is built on top of .NET 3.5 and makes us of technologies like WCF, WF and LINQ-to-SQL.
My team consisted out of Dutch and Belgian team members. For the daily project organization, I used SCRUM as project methodology and VS.NET Team System 2008 for development, testing, build management and work item tracking.
MS VS.NET 2003 (2 years)
MS VS.NET Team System 2005 (2 years)
MS VS.NET Team System 2008 (2 years)
Team Foundation Server
ASP.NET 2.0, 3.5
MS Enterprise Instrumentation Framework
SOAP, WSDL, XML, XPath