drwill's bailiwick

Software development and technology insights by David R. Williamson, software engineer

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    Book: Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010

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    A new book is out for VS2010 by authors Mickey Gousset, Brian Keller, Ajoy Krishnamoorthy, and Martin Woodward. I was the technical editor for most of Brian Keller’s chapters, though he didn’t need me too much since his content was always spot on anyway...
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    VS2010 Launch Tour

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    I’m going on a whirlwind tour of the south central United States in a couple of weeks. My field partner is setting up a bunch of meetings with user groups and companies. I want to know who I’m meeting with so I’m prepared to speak to them. Many of the...
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    Résumé Audience, part 2

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    The next thing I think prospective employees need to know about how résumés are interpreted is how it is customized for the company. Do some research about the company and specific job you want to which you submit your resume. Look specifically at the...
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    Résumé Audience

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    I’ve been reading a blog called Manager Tools recently based on a recommendation from a colleague. It has me thinking about a part of my job I don’t usually discuss much: interviewing. I’ve spent a lot of time looking over various résumés from people...
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    Web Test Variables

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    A customer emailed me today with a follow up question. The original question was about web tests recording AJAX-style client side scripting which initiates server queries. In VS2005 we didn't record those requests and our work around was to use Fiddler2...
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    Our Scrum Cycle

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    I've mentioned in a previous post about how our team has adopted Scrum and agile methodology... at least in spirit. :) I thought I'd share some of the specifics about how we're running it. This is primarily based on direction from our Engineering Manager...
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    Trying Scrum

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    Over the last several months, our team has decided to try all this "agile" stuff we keep hearing about. In large part, our new manager is responsible for putting us on this course but many of us were curious with what it would offer and fed up with some...
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    TechEd 2007 sessions posted

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    You can find the 2007 TechEd sessions posted at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/bb676080.aspx , including my talk on Web and Load testing in VS2008 (codenamed Orcas).
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    Visual Studio Team System Chat – July 3rd

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    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the upcoming Orcas...
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    Team System chat

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    Want to chat with members of the development team for Team System? We're holding a chat Wednesday the 6th of September at 10am Pacific. We love to hear from you and answer your questions. Below is the official chat invitation. Cheers, drwill ...
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    The Perfect Bug

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2005/07/15/439454.aspx
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    Running Tests with Code Coverage

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    I posted in our team blog, with help from Dominic Hopton , about running tests with code coverage. You can view it here .
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    Steps of Rome, San Francisco

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    The first night of my trip to MDC, I took 3 friends to Steps of Rome for dinner. If you've been there, you know that there are two restaurants right next to each other owned (supposedly) by the same people both called Steps of Rome. One is the bar and...
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    Security

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    I saw a news story today about Microsoft software security. There, my first sentence is valid regardless of what date I post this. These days, when can I go a day without seeing a news story about Microsoft software security? For me as a Microsoft...
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