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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: No Late Fees on Channel 9

    FYI - just got word that VSTS has its own category on Channel 9 making it easier to browse through what's available, here are the links: VSTS All [ Web ] VSTS Videos [ Web | RSS ] VSTS Screencasts [ Web | RSS ]
  • Eric Jarvi

    protest: the status wiki

    [ protest ] Over the past year or so I arrived at a nice way to report status that finally works for me, and has earned its keep in the protest system. The way this works is just set up a private wiki page for just you and your management chain. I...
  • Eric Jarvi

    protest: bug tracking basics

    [ protest ] There are tons of interesting queries you can do with a decent bug database (subliminal message: buy TFS). Managers and leads have all sorts of ways of looking at the data. And it can be entertaining to pull out gems from your bug database...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Michael Howard on the Silver Bullet Security Podcast

    Here's the link... http://www.cigital.com/silverbullet/show-006/
  • Eric Jarvi

    CERT Secure Coding Standards

    "This web site exists to support the development of secure coding standards for commonly used programming languages such as C and C++. " https://www.securecoding.cert.org/confluence/display/seccode/CERT+Secure+Coding+Standards
  • Eric Jarvi

    application responsiveness

    Joe Duffy just got an application responsiveness article posted at Dr. Dobbs that's worth reading: http://www.bluebytesoftware.com/blog/PermaLink,guid,b25572f1-ff84-4acb-865c-112b5d21af00.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    protest: stress relief

    [ protest ] I'm getting over the flu and dropped the ball on my "protest" series, but I'm not dead yet. Is laughter is the best medicine? If so the thought for today is that really good testers seem to have built up a resistance, a sense of humor to...
  • Eric Jarvi

    protest: fault injection

    [ protest ] Fault injection is one of those technologies that has always been just a bit out of reach for me in terms of its ability to deliver results. Some tools are out there, I actually won a personal copy of Security Innovation's awesome Holodeck...
  • Eric Jarvi

    protest: bugbash tricks

    [ protest ] With the winds of change seemingly blowing developers into testing and testers into development it seems like there are some pockets of our industry where the craft of manual testing is becoming somewhat of a lost and unappreciated art...
  • Eric Jarvi

    protest: drag reduction

    [ protest ] A while back on Slashdot there was an unforgettable post on who had the worst working environment starting with aerospace. Those of you who actually are rocket engineers will undoubtedly cringe, but in my simplistic understanding, cleaner...
  • Eric Jarvi

    protest: defect reports sans attitude

    [ protest ] Last year David Williamson invited me to review this article on the "perfect" bug report before it was posted: http://blogs.msdn.com/ejarvi/archive/2005/08/01/446126.aspx With all the advice about what to put into bug reports, it got...
  • Eric Jarvi

    the protest series

    Over the past few years I've been putting together a rough collection of ideas that I use internally for doing software testing, I call it 'protest' as in pro fessional test ing. This is a way of taking some of those thoughts and ideas and putting them...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System Application Development

    My pre-order copy of Steve Shrimpton's "Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System Application Development" finally arrived today - it is massive and on page 722 the author confesses "I could have made this book much longer!" It's at least an order of magnitude...
  • Eric Jarvi

    MSRC Stories

    This article has an interesting peek into life at the Microsoft Security Response Center: http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=616 "I'm at the shop and over the radio I hear: 'The Internet was taken down today by a worm affecting...
  • Eric Jarvi

    concurrency for scalability

    Joe Duffy article in September's MSDN Magazine: http://www.bluebytesoftware.com/blog/PermaLink,guid,8b234428-1542-4a87-958f-2885c7cd6860.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Pluralsight Applied VSTS Course

    FYI - I just found out about this VSTS course being offered by PluralSight: "4 intensive days learning how to effectively use Team Foundation Server and how Team System can affect everyone's day-to-day activities" http://www.pluralsight.com/courses...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Tim O'Reilly interview

    Interesting conversation with Tim O'Reilly on Port 25 : "as we build these new applications ... it's less and less about source and more and more about shared activity ... we're moving into the era of network effects in data ... and increasing returns...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: teamprise interview

    "Sam interviews Martin from Teamprise, a company which has developed a pretty interesting suite of client applications that can access Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from Macintosh, UNIX or Linux clients using Eclipse. The Teamprise implementation...
  • Eric Jarvi

    unconferences

    Came across this today, I'd love to see more unconferences, I'm a big fan of forums where both teacher and student are learning at the same time... :) ``It rapidly became apparent that high-visibility speakers didn't know a whole lot more than the...
  • Eric Jarvi

    port 25 is open on port 80

    Here's an interesting blog to watch courtesy the Open Source Software Lab @ Microsoft - http://port25.technet.com/ (for RSS - http://port25.technet.com/rss.aspx )
  • Eric Jarvi

    Improving Application Startup Time

    "just because you're writing code fast doesn't mean you're writing fast code" - here's an article from the CLR perf team if you're looking for ways to improve application startup time : http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/02/CLRInsideOut/
  • Eric Jarvi

    wireless rss

    I have the feeling this could really breathe some life into my phone... http://lifeofaprogrammanager.blogspot.com/2006/06/read-rss-on-your-windows-mobile-device.html
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: msdnwiki.microsoft.com

    Join the party - MSDN is gettin' wiki with it: http://msdnwiki.microsoft.com/ http://msdnwiki.microsoft.com/wikiedit/faq.htm (FAQ)
  • Eric Jarvi

    Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference

    Stumbled across Keith Stobie's blog today... Time to start beating the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference drum! http://www.pnsqc.org/ http://spaces.msn.com/testmuse/blog/cns!FCF2D51D333DA1FD!197.entry I'm not a big fan of most conferences...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Is It Live Or Is It Virtual TechEd ?

    To blatantly plagiarize from an internal email that has marketing written all over it: "For the first time ever you can see and hear much of what Tech•Ed has to offer by visiting the Virtual Tech•Ed site at http://virtualteched.com . Virtual Tech•Ed...
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