Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

June, 2004

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    Walkthroughs are Now Available for Visual Studio 2005 CTP May 2004

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    We weren't able to get these on the DVD for TechEd or into the .iso, so we just posted seven walkthroughs in this GotDotNet workspace : For testing: Creating and Running Unit Tests Recording and Playing Back a Web Test Creating a Coded Web Test Adding...
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    Randy Holloway on Team System Dev & Test

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    Randy Holloway has posted his notes from a (post- geek dinner ) late night session with Jason Anderson and Tom Arnold on the developer and test features of Visual Studio Team System : Visual Studio 2005 EDT- Overview in Building 42 Jason Anderson and...
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    TechEd Europe - Express & MSDN Product Feedback Center

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    At TechEd Europe today, Microsoft officially announced ( and mentioned here last week) the Express editions of Visual Studio and the MSDN Product Feedback Center ("Ladybug"). The Express products offer lightweight, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn products...
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    Microsoft Research on Righting Software

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    The Microsoft Research Publications feed has this recently published article, which is related to Visual Studio Team System in that it talks about PREfast (included in Team Developer Edition). Righting Software Righting Software James R. Larus; Thomas...
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    New to Me: Microsoft Invited to Join Eclipse Foundation

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    According to this eWeek article , the new director of the Eclipse Foundation is interested in having Microsoft join the project. Eclipse Director Targets Microsoft In an interview last week with eWEEK, Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich said...
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    PREfast: Less Bugs, More Reliability

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    In an earlier post , I pointed to an article on Righting Software that I found on the Microsoft Research Publications feed. Over on the Microsoft Research News and Headlines feed I found this item on PREfast, which is one of the static code analysis tools...
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    New to Me: Developer Community Champions

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    Just stumbled upon this one after reading a post by Joe Stagner : My team ( The Microsoft Developer Community Champions ) changes the content for our events every eight to twelve weeks. We have a marketing guru on our team, Amy Babson (one of the few...
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    Richard Wurdack on Profiling, Virtual PC's and Blue Screens

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    Richard Wurdack has posted some information ( part 1 here and part 2 here ) on why you can't use the profiling tools on a virtual machine. “I'm so pleased. Someone did something exciting and dangerous with the profiler. In case you're not...
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    Code Complete, Second Edition Now Available

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    Steve McConnell 's newest book, Code Complete, Second Edition , is now on the market. I was a big fan of the first book and I even attended McConnell's seminar by the same title. As of today, they still have my evaluation feedback listed on the Construx...
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    TheServerSide.net on Keith Short's ARC400 Session at TechEd

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    I missed this session at TechEd, as noted here . This post from Keith Short has a link to TheServerSide.net article (with a great thread that follows it) that covers Keith's TechEd session (ARC400 - Tools for Architecture: Developing SOA). “Keith...
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    Keith Rowe on Excel Integration in Visual Studio Team System

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    Keith has posted an item that covers the reasoning behind integrating Excel in the project management tools of Visual Studio Team System.
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    Keith Rowe on Reporting in Team System

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    Keith Rowe (Product Unit Manager for Team System's Product Management tools), has posted some information on what to expect from Reporting in Visual Studio Team System - On the long list of exciting new features in Visual Studio Team System is our very...
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    John Cunningham's Blog Comes Alive

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    John Cunningham , lead developer for the Enterprise Performance Tools Team in Team System, has brought his blog to life with 3 posts today (so far): Howdy And yes I really do talk like all of those Scottish stereotypes from TV and the movies. Profilers...
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    TDD and Visual Studio Team System

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    James Newkirk explores Test-Driven Development (TDD) in Visual Studio Team System with a simple HelloWorld example . James Newkirk, one of the key developers behind NUnit , is also one of the authors of Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET .
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    On Technical Writing

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    Jean-Luc David , a published author of books and articles , shares some of his advice on technical writing: On Technical Writing Apart from the work I do as a freelance developer, I enjoy writing books and articles for a variety of publications including...
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    New to Me: Logidex .NET Library on MSDN Lab

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    I found a link to this one on the Visual Studio Team System home page. If you enjoy the application blocks created by the patterns & practices group (their page, oddly enough, doesn't have the link), you'll love the Logidex .NET Library. MSDN Lab...
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    Branching, Merging and Unit Testing

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    Buck Hodges builds on his previous post about (Doug Neumann on) branching and merging with his own entry: More on branching and merging vs. sharing and pinning Branching and merging in TFS provide a more robust way to accomplish what sharing and pinning...
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    Keith Rowe on Usability Testing of Team System

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    Keith Rowe (Product Unit Manager for the Project Management Tools in Visual Studio Team System ) provides some insight on the usability testing that was conducted last week in Redmond. Usability testing - lessons learned One of the great things about...
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    James Newkirk on Why Unit Testing in Team System

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    James Newkirk on the unit testing in Team System debate : Why unit testing in Visual Studio Team System - Again There are a number of questions that come to mind for me with this issue. Why is unit testing singled out? What about the other tools, like...
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    Buck Hodges Exposes the Three SCC Clients of VSTS

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    Three shall be the number of the clients and the number of the clients shall be three. Four shalt thou not count (unless you roll your own using the provided managed API), neither shalt thou count two clients, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three...
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    New to Me: TryIIS.com

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    I think this site may be new to most people, but I just received a link to it today. The site is loaded with information on IIS 6.0, such as tools, webcasts, case studies, a guided tour and more. TryIIS.com Why Should You Consider IIS 6.0? You may feel...
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    UPDATED: Creating and Running Unit Tests Walkthrough

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    For those that have a copy of the Visual Studio 2005 May 2004 CTP, we just posted an update to the unit test walkthrough on our GotDotNet Workspace : v1.0.4168 ====== Updated "Creating and Running Unit Tests". In the procedure "Create and Execute a Manual...
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    James Newkirk on Quick & Dirty Compatibility of NUnit & VSTS Unit Testing

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    James Newkirk did a quick & dirty test to see what it'll take to re-use NUnit unit tests in Visual Studio Team System and the results are promising. Quick & Dirty Compatibility You say this new unit testing tool in VS Team System is something...
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    New to Me: MSDN Available as .CHM & Viewable on a PPC

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    In a post I read by Scott Galloway , I learned that MSDN Magazine is now available for download as a compiled help file (.chm): MSDN Magazine Contents: July 2004 -- MSDN Magazine, July 2004 Download this complete issue in HTML Help format: MSDNMag0407...
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    Tech Talk: Harry Pierson on Software Architecture and SOA

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    Harry Pierson was recently interviewed by TheServerSide.NET on the subject of software architecture and SOA: Tech Talk: Harry Pierson on Software Architecture and SOA In this Tech Talk, Ted Neward interviews Harry Pierson, Architect on the 'Developer...
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