Oscar Calvo's Blog

Random thoughts focused on Modeling, Software Factories, Visual Studio Extensibility, Xbox 360, Windows Media and Windows MCE.

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I am Software Design Enginieer working on Visual Studio Team Architect. 

This blog is about random thoughts focused on Modeling, Software Factories, Visual Studio Extensibility, Xbox 360, Windows Media and Windows MCE.

 

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    Unit testing and the Scientific Method

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    Has it ever happen to you when working on a bug fix that after investing time on a fix you realized that the fix does not actually fixes the bug? Or even worse, new bugs appear as the result of your change in the system under production. This is...
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    How to: Display modeling diagrams outside Visual Studio

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    In one of Cameron’s blog post we show how to load and save a diagram from within Visual Studio. In this post we’ll show how to use the modeling AP I to load an Uml diagram outside Visual Studio from a small Windows Form Application and display...
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    Not really the last vsvars32 you will ever need...but close

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    I took Peter avise and for a while I've been using Chris's vsvars32 , however it had some drawbacks, 1. It did not work from a 64bit PowerShell 2. For some reason Get-Batchfile did not work for me, I had to modify to call "echo" explicitly. I...
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    How to: Run Expression Encoder 3 under PowerShell remoting

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    James wanned me to explain the set of steps I use to enable Convert-Media under a PowerShell remoting. First a disclaimer: running these steps will lower the security settings of your PC, use with caution. Here there are: In your encoding server...
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    Announcing Dev10 Beta 2

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    Visdual Studio 2010 Beta is now available here . Please start pounding it on it and let us know what you think.
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    Notes on the Synthesis of Form

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    I have been reading Christopher Alexander's " Notes on the Synthesis of Form ", if you are into "Test Driven Design", Software Design and AgileSoftware Development you will find this book written by a building architect 45 years ago fascinating. The...
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    Visual Studio 10 CTP

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    There are tons of new cool features in Visual Studio Team Architect 10. - New UML Designers - Architecture Explorer - Layer Designer Please download a give us feedback at Dev10 CTP Feedback page If you have questions about the UML...
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    Powershell

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    As Peter I have became infected with Powershell, and to make it worse, there is console mode editor support . Sweet!!! I have one week using it, I am not going back to cmd.exe ever!! Here is a great replacement for vsvars32.bat made by Brad Wilson...
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    Going to TechEd

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    I'll be in TechEd at the Visual Studio Team Architect demo station. See you there.
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    Intro

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    Hello, after working with DevDiv and p&p as vendor for the past 7 years (wow, I can't believe it's so long) I finally joined Microsoft as a full time employee. I joined the VS Team Architect team as an SDE 2 months ago. I joined the team just in time...
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    The Evil EnvDTE namespace

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