Chris Flaat's WebLog

Discussion of software processes and MSFT developer technologies.

August, 2003

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    Software: Engineering or Craft?

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    Software is such an interesting field.   We can’t figure out whether it’s a craft or an engineering discipline.   Personally, I think it should be an engineering discipline, but it’s one that’s fundamentally different from physical engineering...
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    Building from the command line: devenv /build

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    Greetings, dear readers!   Today I want to talk about using devenv.exe to build a solution or project from the command line (as opposed to interactively inside the IDE).   For example, you can say “devenv /build debug myapp.sln” to do a debug...
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    Solution configurations & project configurations

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    Greetings, dear readers!   Today I want to talk about solution configurations and project configurations.   These are important concepts that are essential to understand if you’re trying to do complex coordination of builds using VS, esp...
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    Lean Software Development

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    Greetings, all!  In my recent software process readings, I came upon a great book.  It all started when I was doing some searching on the web and I stumbled upon this article in SD magazine .  It discusses how the Japanese used the concept...
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    I exist!!!

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    So, the July stats for the GotDotNet blog pages came out, and I actually showed up with a statistically significant number of hits!  I started my blog in late June, and I had so few hits in June that I didn't even show up in the June report (kind...
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    The Mythical Man-Month: So true it hurts

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    Greetings dear readers -   I have been devoting some time to matters of how to better manage a software project, and have opened up a new category on my blog: "SD methodologies & processes".  Hopefully you will find it useful. ...
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