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  • Eric Jarvi

    NIST - Early Computer Security Papers

    Thanks to Michael Howard for passing this along... "This list of papers was initially distributed on CD-ROM at NISSC '98. These papers are unpublished, seminal works in computer security. They are papers every serious student of computer security should...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Mark November 7th on your calendar

    This just in from Tech Ed - November 7th is going to be the official launch date of Team System, if you do the math backwards, that means time is running out for beta feedback - keep it coming!! "As part of the keynote address, Paul Flessner, senior...
  • Eric Jarvi

    barriers to agile adoption

    testdriven.com pointed me to an interesting paper from Jim Highsmith on barriers to agile adoption as perceived at the CIO/CTO level: "At the recent Agile Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, one presentation included a series of objections...
  • Eric Jarvi

    asp.net roadshow videos

    see http://blogs.msdn.com/nigel/archive/2005/06/01/424006.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    big visible charts

    Some ideas to fill your agile white board: http://www.bigvisiblecharts.com
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: how to validate deployment designer diagrams

    VSTS has diagramming capability - with the ability to actually validate the diagrams. The validation only applies to deployment designer diagrams. Make sure the diagram is open and then select the validate command from the context menu on the designer...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: use the projmap.exe utility to change project mapping after creating a team project

    Siddharth (VSTS<->Project integration PM) sent this tip in an internal email thread to help someone map resources in MS Project to users in a Team Project: ...you can change the project mapping XML file after creating a Team Project. Use the...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Response to Brian Marick's post on 'Exploration Through Example'

    Here is what I hope might be a constructive response to Brian Marick's thoughts in his post on Exploration Through Example about fine-grained guidance in exploratory testing. One heuristic that I've had some success with is a bit more on the lines...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: TF Permissions

    This is information for Beta 2 - if you stumble across this in the future and have a ship version of VSTS please consider it expired and rotting so that it does not cause you more harm than good. That said, and with the disclaimer that applies to all...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: VSSConverter and the VSS 8.0 stepping stone

    If you are upgrading/migrating a VSS 6.0 source control database to the Visual Studio Team System Version Control System (which is different than VSS 8.0 AKA VSS 2005) you will likely need the VSSConverter tool. The VSSConverter tool will likely complain...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Rico Mariani talks on improving .NET performance

    Just came across this Channel 9 video of Rico Mariani (performance architect) teaching people how to fish for performance issues -- http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=54964
  • Eric Jarvi

    book review: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

    MSPress offered me a free copy of their book Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services a few months ago if I would review it on my blog. I figured I could use the book, and were no rules, deadlines, etc. I don't really consider myself a sell-out since Microsoft...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: use gssutil.exe to set up team project permissions

    If you're having trouble setting up Team Project user permissions through the Beta 2 UI, try dropping to the command line and using gssutil.exe, it has a bunch of command line help that should get you mostly on your way, the /g+ option will let you add...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Beta 2 Installation Guide

    Here's a link to a link on Rob Caron's blog that has a link to an installation guide for VSTS Beta 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/04/28/413289.aspx I know it's a roundabout path, but the joy is in the journey -- especially if you...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: how to register ASP.NET after the fact...

    If you are getting error messages with ASP.NET and you installed IIS after installing VS (instead of the other way around) you need to register ASP.NET manually. Here's the easiest way I know how to do this if you install VS and IIS in that order:...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: proxy moxie

    TFS was giving me the "Working..." message but nothing was working. I was trying to check in to source control, and the progress bar never completed. Turns out it was a plumbing problem, the intranet proxy server was timing out in its attempt to proxy...
  • Eric Jarvi

    pairwise testing

    Lots of good information at this site on what pairwise testing is - http://www.pairwise.org/
  • Eric Jarvi

    thoughts on the future of dynamic code analysis

    This really belongs in the comments field of my last blog post, but it turned out I had more thoughts to vent and this would make a monster of a comment, so here goes: What more could there be to dynamic analysis than code coverage and profiling? Probably...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Q: What's the difference between code profiling and dynamic code analysis?

    Q: What's the difference between code profiling and dynamic code analysis? A: Dynamic Code Analysis is a category of analysis features, code profiling is a specific feature in that category. Code coverage (which uses the same engine as the profiler...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Think outside the box with AutomatedQA

    It looks like AutomatedQA is doing some great integration work with Team System, adding to what ships in the box: http://www.automatedqa.com/products/team_system_support.asp "AutomatedQA is commited to offer tight integration with the Microsoft...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Security and the Software Development Lifecycle

    Not breaking news or anything, this document is prominently dated "April 1, 2005" on the front page so it's been out for a while, but for anyone else interested in security and the software development lifecycle, this could make for some interesting reading...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Collecting SQL Trace information on load tested web apps

    On a test app that I was load testing, I wasn't seeing any SQL trace information even though I was quite sure the web application was getting its content via a backend SQL database on the same machine. As it turns out, the default is that the SQL trace...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: publishing ongoing manual test results

    I wanted to see if there was a way to publish the progress of ongoing manual test results, unfortunately, this is not supported in V1 however some advice from the dev team on what is possible: "The closest approximation for this version is as follows...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: load test results could not be restored...

    Q: When I try to open a load test result (attached to a bug) I get the following. "Load test results could not be restored because a results repository was not used when the load test was run." A: You have to configure your machine to store load test...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Peek into TFS Reporting

    Just had a chance to see an internal demo on the TFS reporting and data mining type features. The walkthrough included using Excel pivot tables and integration into OLAP cubes. It was all hooked into our dogfood TFS system so the data being reported was...
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