Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

June, 2004

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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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    Now Blogging: Chris Rathjen

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    Chris Rathjen , a tester for Team Foundation source control ("Hatteras"), launched his blog today, too. Along with people like Brian Harry , Buck Hodges and Korby Parnell blogging on the subject, I suspect no stone will go un-turned in the world of Visual...
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    Now Blogging: Rick LaPlante

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    Rick LaPlante , the General Manager for Visual Studio Team System , has launched his blog. With his first post, he talks about transparency in software development and how he plans to embrace it as yet another rewarding, albeit dangerous, endeavor. Rick...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    eWeek: Visual Studio 2005 Beta Ready to Roll

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    eWeek has some news on Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1. As they note, only the Team Architect ("Whitehorse") portion of Visual Studio Team System is in Beta 1. But don't fret. You'll see more of Team System in future releases. Visual Studio 2005 Beta Ready...
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    Dana Epp on Team System Testing: Microsoft just might have it right

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    As a follow-up to the previous post I made about Jason Anderson and Tom Arnold doing a late night presentation on the Visual Studio Team System testing tools, there's this post from Dana Epp : Dana Epp's ramblings at the Sanctuary : Team System Testing...
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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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    Keith Short on Software Factories & VSTS

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    Keith Short has posted a teaser to an article that will appear soon in Software Development magazine : Software Factories This week I’ve been working on a paper that we’ll publish in Software Development magazine that explains, at least very briefly,...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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