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    devMetrics 1.0: Free C# Software Metrics

    From Dan at anticipatingminds.... Anticipating Minds has a new Visual Studio .NET Add-in: devMetrics is a C# code analysis tool that gathers software metrics so that developers, leads and software managers can quickly identify potentially problematic...
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    Free home edition of XMLSpy

    I'll admit, until recently I've heard a number of internal people remark on how great a tool XMLSpy was. I've never personally used it, but it does seem to have a following. Anyway, they now have a free home edition that should tide you over until VS...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Paul Vick discusses Nullable Types in the Whidbey release of Visual Basic

    You may have been hearing a bit about nullable types in Whidbey (a feature in both VB and C#) but you should read this post by Paul to get an explanation of what they are, how they work and why they are useful... all from a VB point of view! The Truth...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Early & Adopter fill you in on "Application Level Events"

    The 3 Leaf guys, (well probably just one of them... but who knows which one), talk about "Application Level Events" in Whidbey Here's a code snippet to illustrate what they are talking about... something that I like to think of as "Global.asa" (I haven...
  • Santomania

    Headless Systems (?)

    A recent MSDN article: Yes Virginia, Windows CE .NET Does Handle Headless Systems Is this really useful? Everyone knows that *real* problem is Headless Users...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    RE: Refactoring in Whidbey for VB.NET

    Ouch. Now, I've spent a bunch of time in VB.NET. (Most of our VS test automation is written with it.) But this was too funny not to pass along. If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? [Via { public virtual blog; } ] Via secretGeek ...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    More Feedback about Disclaimers

    To make one thing clear. I do not believe that a disclaimer should be included with every post or comment, but I do think there are some things that could still be done with the site (and recommendations for non blogs.msdn MS people) that...
  • Test Guide

    My boss is blogging

    My boss, Adam Ulrich, has joined the blogging ranks. Go forth and read him posthaste ( ) as he's a most interesting guy (how many people do you know who have spent ten years working in nuclear power plants?).
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    And the Kipmanisms are now public

    Alex Kipman has a blog now! Knowing Alex, I've filed this post under the "community wins" category because I know you guys should enjoy his musings. He is an incredibly bright guy who is great to work with and has been the brains behind MSBuild. Good...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MSDN Channel 9 - "Windows CE" Picture Frame Project

    Watch out for the Windows CE Picture Frame Project, coming soon to MSDN Channel 9 “ Citizen Engineers ” All you will need to complete the Windows CE Picture Frame Project is your existing PC running Windows 2000 or Windows XP - there will...
  • Santomania

    Pair-Programming - Necessary?

    Roy mentions pair-programming and a situation in which a pair fell apart because "it just seemed unnecessary" to the developers. There is an interesting comment thread developing there, but the post begets the question - why is it necessary? Many...
  • AKipman's MSBuild blog

    And so it begins!

    Welcome everyone! Thank you so very much for taking time out of your busy schedules and gracing me with your presence! I’m honored, I truly am. I’m having flash backs to my senior year in high school when I walked into a new school, in a new country,...
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