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  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Code Review and Complexity

    For the past year-and-a-half, I have helped manage the development team responsible for the NxOpinion diagnostic software. Although the methodology we're using for the project isn't 100% Agile , we have borrowed and blended a number of Agile tenets that...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Code reviews are too late, design reviews are better

    I feel that code reviews that happen when coding is finished are too late. It is difficult to tell a person after he or she wrote a decent chunk of code (maybe thousands of lines) that the code is not good and has to be rewritten. Will you have guts to...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft


    Is anyone else freaked out by the fact that MCA has gone completely gray?
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    The W in Seattle

    Last night, my wife surprised me with a night at the W in downtown Seattle as a late birthday present. The W is currently my favorite hotel by far. I spent a little time last night thinking about why. It's not because they have a “living room”...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    More Knots

    Today I took another knot-tying class at CWB , entitled “ Boarding Mats ”. I was looking forward to it, but it the experience still exceeded my expectations. It turns out there were two rope classes going on. The Dennis teaching boarding...
  • Omar Shahine

    Mailblocks and Challenge/Response

    So, I've been using Mailblocks for 2 months now and I've been meaning to write up a review of my experiences with it, but my buddy Mike did this already . Mike highlights the big problem with mailblocks. You see they have NO SPAM filter. They simply...
  • Brad Abrams

    organizing you source code

    Because of my involvement with the Design Guidelines effort I often get asked about “coding conventions” such as tab v. spaces, where to put the open brace, etc. My usual policy is not the chime in… these issues have a ton of religion...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    'Using' statement added to VB in Whidbey release...

    Scott Watermasysk blogs about the new 'Using' statement in VB.NET 2005... Using in VB.NET I have not touched VB.NET since early in .NET Beta 1, so I am a bit rusty. One thing I was happy to find is support for using statements in VB.NET 2005. It took...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    VSTabs: VS 2003 File Tab Channel Replacement

    Hot off the presses from Jonathan Payne: VSTabs is a new Visual Studio 2003 add-in that replaces the normal tab bar with a new look tab control that supports tab combining and middle click tab closing. So far it is only at the "technology preview...
  • Pascal Belaud [MSFT]

    How to change the default namespaces used by OlyMars during code generation

    OlyMars uses the SQL Server 2000 extended properties (read this for more information on Extended Properties) to store various metadata, among them, the namespaces to use during code generation. You can now edit the default values directly from the...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Strange Googlings: The Madlib

    (Google searches that led to my blog in bold) Ahhhh, the same Red Sox that lost to the yankees in game 7 (thanks for the reminder) are losing big today to the Dodgers. What better time to look through my referral logs from the last few weeks for...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Farm Fun Fantastic

    I had the chance to visit Remlinger Farms today. It is a working berry farm turned into a park used for office picnics and such; somewhat like a mini version of Knotts Berry Farm, but with only teeny rides for toddlers. This was the year end picnic for...
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