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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    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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    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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    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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    The Business Case for Better Software Practices

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    I once had a meeting with Rick LaPlante (General Manager, Visual Studio Team System) in which he talked about how the cost of software development today is not in line with the expected return on investment. This morning, I attended a breakfast seminar...
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    Kevin Kelly on Work Item Types

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    Kevin Kelly blogs about the need to differentiate work item types , which you can do using Visual Studio Team System's extensible work item tracking system. The most common work item type is the bug, but you can use the same system to track assigned work...
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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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    Alan Greensill on VSTS

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    Another TechEd 2004 Europe attendee, Alan Greensill , has a post that covers his thoughts on the source control portion of Visual Studio Team System . Visual Studio 2005 Team System The one that interested me the most was the application of Policy to...
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    Dave Verwer on VSTS

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    Dave Verwer , who's attending TechEd 2004 Europe in Amsterdam this week, has a nice post on how the presentations he's seeing there on Visual Studio Team System have changed his opinion of it (for the better). TechEd 2004 Europe - Day 3 - Visual Studio...
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    New to Me: .NET Architecture Center: Service Oriented Architecture

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    I learned from TheServerSide.net that MSDN now has a site focused on SOA material: .NET Architecture Center: Service Oriented Architecture The goal for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a world wide mesh of collaborating services, which are published...
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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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    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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    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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    Visual Studio Team System on MSDN TV

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    Check out this 11-minute clip shot down at TechEd for MSDN TV. Brian Harry discusses Team System.
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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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    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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    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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    Danger as a Teaching Mechanism

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    This post from Ron Pihlgren was good for a laugh and could've only been better with a picture of the apparatus in question: Danger as a Teaching Mechanism We loaded the program and ran it. All 3 axes moved to the home position and the table started moving...
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    SDTimes on Visual Studio Team System

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    Some great stuff recently published in SDTimes about Visual Studio Team System - EDITORIAL: Thinking in Teams It’s about time. While Visual Studio .NET is generally considered to be one of the best integrated development environments, even by its competitors...
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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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    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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    Another Kind of Feedback

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    While I'm excited about the MSDN Product Feedback Center announcement I mentioned earlier , I've actually been counting down to 6/29 for a different kind of Feedback : Even the godfathers of prog cut their teeth on heads-down, no-nonsense rock...
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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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    Brian White on Linguistic Nimbility

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    Brian White , one of the Program Managers for Team Foundation Server (specifically, the work item tracking piece of Visual Studio Team System ), blogs about acronyms at Microsoft and the sources of project code names. Linguistic Nimbility The day I loose...
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    Christopher Bowen on Visual Studio Team System Impact

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    Christopher Bowen has compiled a list of tools he thinks will be impacted the most by Visual Studio Team System . "While much of the functionality in VSTS can be found elsewhere today, a primary benefit VSTS brings is one-stop shopping for that functionality...
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