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  • 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

    redirecting stderr to stdout on the command line

    2>&1 is how you redirect stderr to stdout on the command line in windows, when I inevitably have to do this again sometime, maybe this will help me remember. :) [ XP redirection docs , technet docs ]
  • Eric Jarvi

    Beta 2 Whidbey ASP.NET Profiler HOWTO

    At the time of this writing, Beta 2 is not yet legally available on the outside AFAIK, so I hope I'm not jumping the gun here - but the more eyeballs and user feedback you can help us get, the better. So consider this a work in progress that will get...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Visual Studio 2005 Profiler Documentation

    If you're looking for MSDN documentation on the Visual Studio 2005 Profiler, here's the main starting point: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/z9z62c29(VS.80).aspx I just realized this page doesn't actually have the word "profiler" anywhere...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Beta 3 VPC is on its way

    In yesterday's tech chat there was a question about when a customer ready VPC for Beta 3 will become available. I just now got the notice that after burning the midnight oil, the work is done, it's just been dropped to an internal share, with the promise...
  • Eric Jarvi

    The Choice Between Sampling and Instrumentation

    I know, I know, this is the canonical starting point topic everyone has already covered with the Whidbey profiler. I just needed something easy to psyche myself up before launching off into the more technical issues we've come across while working on...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: the vocabulary of CTP, Beta, RC, RTM

    There is probably some official page somewhere that defines these terms better. But since I toss them around around all the time, I probably owe it to some readers to explain what they mean. Here goes, from least to greatest: CTP - community technology...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: devenv /resetuserdata

    OK, so this is for all those people using beta builds out there. There is a client side cache involved with connecting to remote TFS application tier machines. Unfortunately it can be somewhat buggy in the beta builds, leaving you with an error message...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Profiling ASP.NET apps with the help of external load and web tests

    ASP.NET profiling in Beta 2 from within the IDE opens up an IE browser window as if you were going to generate load that way. That's fine if the web page triggers a web service or some internal function that you are targeting, where one simple button...
  • Eric Jarvi

    os version detection

    I maintain a script in our test harness that autodetects and reports back the OS version of the machine under test. I couldn't tell if I was running XP SP1 or XP SP2 - so I had a kludge that used spcheck from the reskit. But the real problem was that...
  • Eric Jarvi

    nonadmin wiki

    Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure? Check out this support wiki for running Windows as nonadmin: http://nonadmin.editme.com
  • Eric Jarvi

    StreamReader to end of file

    Here's some code for reading through a StreamReader one line at a time until EOF (where line is a string and sr is a StreamReader): while (( line = sr.ReadLine()) != null ) { //your code here }
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Soma's "Visual Studio 2005 update"

    Soma officially announced the logistics of Visual Studio 2005 + Team Foundation Server scheduling this morning: http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2005/08/22/451026.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    regsvr32 for non-admins

    Interesting article up on Code Project: "The principal advantage is that, the user can still register and use the COM server even if he is not an administrator of the machine or does not have write access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE . " http://www.codeproject...
  • Eric Jarvi

    rootkit revealer

    FYI - some rootkit defense information New and Improved Rootkit Revealer (Sysinternals) Rootkit Revealer vs. Hacker Defender... (Robert Hensing's blog) Rootkit Detection Treasure Trove (Wilders) Strider Ghostbuster Rootkit Detection (Microsoft Research...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: making vssconverter work

    Update: MSDN documentation here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/ms181247(en-us,vs.80).aspx "Your mileage may vary" on this tip - in fact I can practically guarantee it won't work for you if you are still on Beta 2 like you probably are. But for...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Code Coverage Colors

    Code coverage coloring used to be green, blue, and red. In recent builds I suddently noticed it's more of a blue/purple/red type of color scheme. This is hearsay, it may or may not have any grounding in fact. But I overheard in the hallway the other day...
  • Eric Jarvi

    how to reset user profile from command line

    When you first start the IDE, it asks you to select a user profile via a dialogue. I usually find myself gravitating towards "C#" or "General" profile, but sometimes I pick a different profile and don't quite find what I'm looking for because the profiles...
  • Eric Jarvi

    what makes a good intranet?

    (Update: Skip straight to a great answer to this question by Travis Owens ) I just got an email from a Microsoft customer (who will remain nameless) who is trying to improve their company's intranet. They wanted me to give them some insight into Microsoft...
  • 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: generating unit tests against ASP.NET 2.0 App_Code

    Disclaimer applies, if you have better suggestions please leave comments. One of the unit test features is the capability to automatically generate unit tests for ASP.NET 2.0 code inside the App_Code folder. In my experience this is one of those areas...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Fixing "Service Unavailable" After TFS Installation

    Just in case anyone else out there hits this issue. A friend called me yesterday asking for help troubleshooting a TFS installation problem. After installing TFS and "doing everything right" he still got 503 Service Unavailable messages. I logged in and...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Team Build Links Galore

    Team Build Bloggers: http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajp http://blogs.msdn.com/anutthara http://blogs.msdn.com/manishagarwal http://blogs.msdn.com/hemantk http://blogs.msdn.com/Uday Team Foundation Build Overview http://blogs.msdn.com/team_foundation/archive...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Integration with AutomatedQA and TestComplete 4

    Partners rock and this looks like goodness in the making ... "TestComplete 4 supports both AutomatedQA's AQdevTeam and Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005 Team System issue-tracking systems" Test Complete 4 Sneak Peek Also the Test Complete 4 Public Beta...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Converting TRX to HTML

    Just heard about this utility to convert TRX files to HTML reports that's under development, more info here: http://blogs.msdn.com/rido/archive/2006/05/23/trx2html.aspx
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