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About aWorkBlogByGus

My name is Gus Perez and I'm a Principal Development Manager at Microsoft on the Cloud Tools team. We're responsible for the Windows Azure Tools and the Live Framework Tools as well as some other stuff. Prior to this project, I've worked on J++, C++, the first three versions of C#, and DTG. This blog is mostly work related topics (hence the wildly creative and witty name) while my personal blog covers everything else. I can also be found on Twitter from time to time here.

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    Measuring test effectiveness

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    Before joining Microsoft, I was a developer at a call center and consulting company in Miami. I was developing applications used by the phone reps (or TSRs) used to take fullfillment orders for some of the big cruise lines such as Princess, Royal Caribbean...
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    RightSideUp - Automatically rotates images based on EXIF data

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    Update (1/3/06): Find the latest info on RightSideUp on my main blog from now on. A .NET application that automatically rotates images in a folder using EXIF data stored in the image by some cameras. There's no longer a need to go through each image...
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    Two more C# apps added: RightSideUp and Space Invaders

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    I've moved over a couple more of the apps from my old site that I've hacked up over time. RightSideUp is an app that automatically rotates images based on the orientation in their EXIF data. Space Invaders is another clone of the classic game. Source...
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    Space Invaders - Another clone of the classic game

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    A .NET version of the classic game. It's all written in C# and uses GDI+ (not DirectX) for graphics. If I do any more work on this it'll probably be to port it to DirectX and add a few of the remaining features needed to do everything the original did...
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    My Software Projects

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    Below is a list of C# (mostly) applications I've written over time. They're all free, so do as you please. Utilities: RightSideUp - Automatically rotates images using image's EXIF data (C# source available) Wordy - Provides quick access to...
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    C# and unit testing chat next Thursday (3/18)

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    Scott's post reminded me of the upcoming chat I got an invite for a few days ago. It's happening next Thursday and the topic is C# and unit testing. You can get more details on this page . I'm looking forward to it even more now as, according to Scott...
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    Vacation from IM

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    Tomorrow, my first meeting is at 10am and the last one is scheduled to end at 4pm. I'd say there's at least a 50% chance that at least the 4-5 slot or 5-6 slot will be taken up at some point tomorrow as well, if not both. The only empty slot is from 10...
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    Wordy v1.01

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    My vocabulary consists of about 100 words in total (and that includes not-quite-words such as “uh“ and “eh“ and several not-so-good but very multi-purpose words). It's definitely pretty limited and has never been one of my strong...
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    Wordy - Quick dictionary access via system tray

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    Another C# app I wrote ages ago that I still use on every single one of the machines I use. Wordy lives in the tray and provides a quick way of looking up a word's definition. I use this at least a couple of times a day as my vocabulary has never been...
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    Anson's blogging...

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    Anson used to be the C# Compiler PM and has now been working on the Visual C# IDE team for a while. He's joined the blogging world . I definitely recommend subscribing...
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    ezClip v1.02

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    Back in the 7.0 days I wrote a little tool called ezClip. It's sole purpose was to allow me to copy/paste files from one command prompt window to another. Our test tree can get pretty deep directory-wise and having to provide full paths to 'copy' was...
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    ezClip - Command-line clipboard utility

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    This is a tiny C# application I wrote a while back that allows you to copy/paste files via the clipboard. The main scenario I use it in is when I have multiple command prompt windows open and I want to copy files from one to the other without having to...
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    Migrated some entries from the old blog...

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    I've moved over a few of the recent entries I made on the old blog as I plan on posting follow-ups to them at some point. Three of them I added as articles: Testing the C# Compiler #1 Testing the C# Compiler #2 Inline Warning Control I...
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    Stochastic (aka Random) Testing

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    Paul Dietz commented on one of my posts about testing the compiler asking whether we do any "random testing" of the compiler. I also really appreciate the links he included to a couple of very interesting papers on the same subject. The first article...
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    Inline Warning Control

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    There has been plenty of talk on four of the bigger new features in the C# compiler/language: generics, anonymous methods, iterators, and partial types. There are however several other new features that could use some love as well. One of them is ...
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    Testing the C# Compiler #2

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    Lots of questions were sent my way after the last post about testing the compiler. A lot of them can be answered by providing some example tests that show some real code and demonstrate how a test works in our world. So that's what I'll attempt to do...
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    Testing the C# Compiler #1

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    One of my intentions when I first started this blog was to focus some on software testing in general but also provide a view of how we test the C# compiler as well. I've miserably failed at both of those so far. But I guess it's never too late to start...
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    My acting debut

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    Yesterday marked the first, and quite possibly last, acting job (unpaid) I've ever had. A friend of ours, Prashant, is a product manager at MS (used to be the C# product manager actually) who has for a long time now worked on movie scripts on the side...
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    My Intro

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    A friend just pointed out to me that I should probably write up a quick intro post since the people running across the new blog may not have been familiar with my old blog . So here it is: I'm the lead for the C# Compiler QA team in the Visual C# group...
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    I've decided. I'm making the move...

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    Goodbye Movable Type, hello .Text (and Scott ). My old blog will be stopped after my next post to it which will mention my move over to .Text and the blogs.msdn.com gang. Moving weblogs is not fun but I'm pretty convinced it's worth doing at this time...
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