I am Mike Minutillo, a self described Indiscriminate Information Sponge working as a Software Architect at SMS Management & Technology. I am co-author of Professional Visual Studio 2010.

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Recent Posts

Oct 7 2008

Devsta D-Day: Tag. You’re it

Well, we finally managed to get our submission for Devsta in. It’s 20 passed four in the morning so I’m just going to link to our submission page for now and I’ll write a real post about it tomorr...

Oct 3 2008

Congrats to the MVPs

Congratulations to Mitch Wheat, and Joe Albahari for being awarded MVP status. Since before I even met him, Mitch has been tirelessly working to keep the Perth .NET Community of Practice alive and...

Oct 3 2008

Devsta Day 4: Codeapalooza

As I write this I’m sitting in Jarreds lounge room. We figured that we were falling a little behind so we organized to spend some time in each others company whilst we code so we can keep each oth...

Oct 1 2008

Devsta Day 2: Memos to self

Going to sleep before it is time to get up is generally considered “best practice” ** After just 4 hours of doing spherical geometry I understand where the Flat-Earthers are coming from. It ...

Sep 30 2008

Devsta Day 1: Collaboration, WCF and Windows Mobile

Update: I told you if I badgered Jarred he'd start blogging. It turns out that the networking with Mobile Device Emulator is a pain to get right as he's having issues too. I'm just jealous because...

Sep 29 2008

Devsta 2008 day 0: Source Control and CI

Alright so I’m pretty excited about the Devsta competition. So much so that I’m starting a day early. Given that the requirements aren’t actually released for about 8 hours, you might think that t...

Sep 24 2008

Have you got what it takes to be a devsta?

Updated: MIX09 is in Las Vegas not LA :)Microsoft Australia is running a programming competition called Devsta {Challenge 2008} and the grand prize includes a trip for 2 to Las Vegas for MIX09.I'm...

Jul 4 2008

Heroes Happened Here

I just dropped a zip file on SkyDrive which contains the solution from my session last night at the Perth .NET Community of Practice Heroes Happen Launch.What's New in C# 3.0There were no slides a...

Jun 21 2008


Buying a house and dealing with various horrible sicknesses in a wide variety of family members is a great way to use up all of your spare time. That why I build my MVC applications with MvcSuppor...

May 14 2008

Masticate and Cogitate

If you're anything like me, you're passionate about programming. So passionate that you try and make other people around you as interested in programming as you are. Some days it can be frustratin...

Apr 14 2008

From David Hayden - Free Training on ASP.NET MVC

 Free Training on ASP.NET MVC - ASP.NET Dynamic Data - Entity Framework - ADO.NET Data Services Free training rules. I've just installed it and I am having a look at the MVC stuff. It seems...

Apr 13 2008

I Started A Webcomic

Well I looked around and there just wasn't enough. Seriously though, in January this year I joined the Church of LOTU (A "church" dedicated to rational thinking) and during a discussion with LOTUs...

Apr 11 2008

MVC Storefront

If you haven't seen it Rob Conery has been putting together a screen-cast series called MVC Storefront. The project has a few purposes which includes Building a real MVC application (an e-comm...

Apr 11 2008

Pipe and Filters, Fluent APIs and LINQ to SQL

Ayende issued a challenge the other day which is becoming the new Enterprise FizzBuzz. The challenges runs roughly like this: build a command-line interface for retrieving a list (the first 10) of...

Mar 19 2008

You're my Hero

Today was the Microsoft Heroes Happen Here 2008 Launch event in Perth. It kinda snuck up on me, I was meant to blog about it a bit before. Ah well, c'est la vie.Microsoft has been particularly amb...

Mar 10 2008

The missing LINQ (Part 1)

I had a plan. The plan was to write an ASP.NET MVC application in my spare time and to blog about it as I went. I would use the opportunity to learn about some crazy new frameworks and just genera...

Mar 6 2008


Well MIX has snuck up me since ScottGu announced the next MVC CTP. While I've been busy with influenza and having my kids head stitched back on (well that's what he's telling all the girls anyway)...

Feb 20 2008

My ASP.NET MVC Presentation Materials

I've been a bit slack in getting this material up. In the zip file is all of the demo code I showed at the presentation, the dodgy diagrams, and the powerpoint deck.A gentle introduction to ASP.NE...

Feb 14 2008

I heart productivity

UPDATE: I want to thank the guys at JetBrains (the guys behind ReSharper) for their support of the local developer community. Every month it seems they are providing help in the form of licenses t...

Feb 13 2008

ScottGu throws a new MVC CTP into the MIX

Scott Guthrie announced today that the next drop of the ASP.NET MVC framework will be made available at MIX08 in a few weeks. It is well worth reading the whole post because Scott then goes into d...

Feb 12 2008

New favourite phrase: Read Later

Every once in a while you see a service that directly addresses a very personal pain. Something that works just the way you want it to. Almost as if the guy who wrote it has been watching you and ...

Feb 9 2008

Thatsa tasty design pattern

Last Thursday morning I was on the train coming into the city and I was rehearsing my presentation on ASP.NET MVC. This works out well because I travel for an hour each way (each day) and the time...

Feb 9 2008

Official ASP.NET Wiki Launches

I happened to be up at 3am this morning and I noticed Scott Hanselman left a message on twitter talking about the imminent launch of the official ASP.NET Wiki. I was naturally intrigued so I hung ...

Feb 7 2008

I want my MVC

I just had a Dire Straits flashback with that title. Seriously though, I have had a few people ask me how to get stuck into the Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Framework CTP (presumably in preparation for m...

Jan 30 2008

Want to work with me?

I was thinking about it the other day and I realized that I haven't blogged about my new job here at Fujitsu. I have been working in the Web Solutions Centre now for seven months and it has been (...

Jan 29 2008

My new desktop background

I've been hunting around for a desktop background for the last few days and I finally put one together myself. I'm leaning away from the full-screen 3D rendering by really talented artists because...

Jan 29 2008

ASP.NET MVC in Perth

Join me at the Perth .NET Community of Practice, February 7th where I'm going to present on Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC framework. In this session, I will give an introduction to this new Microsoft te...

Jan 21 2008

Perth gets a better Idea

Perth is a melting pot of web awesome-ness. Some say it's because we are so isolated from everything else that we have had to develop strong web and communication skills to make it in this world. ...

Jan 12 2008

Getting started with Crank: Linking Entities

Note: this is part 2 of Getting started with Crank. In the first part we explored Entities and Attributes. We saw Entity grouping with the comma operator, Attribute optionality, Key Attributes and...

Jan 5 2008

Getting started with Crank: Entities and Attributes

As the latest release of Crank is a complete rewrite now seems like a good time to write a tutorial on how to use it. Before we get started, go to the release page and download the Crank-0.3-bin. ...

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