Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

June, 2004

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Buck Hodges on Migrating from VSS to Team System

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    Buck Hodges , a developer on the new source code control system in Team System, has posted the preliminary plan for migrating source from Visual SourceSafe to Team System's Team Foundation Server. The goal is migration of all data, consisting of projects...
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    Simon Meacham on the Profiler, Threading and Heisenburg's Uncertainty Principle

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    Simon Meacham , a developer on the profiler in Visual Studio Team System, has posted a discussion on a nasty bug in the profiler's analysis engine and manages to draw an analogy to Heisenburg's Uncertainty Principle . Somehow, Simon escaped my blogroll...
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    Steve Carroll on Exclusive and Inclusive Time

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    Steve Carroll of the Enterprise Performance Tools Team has a post that illustrates the difference between exclusive and inclusive time , which are both measured when profiling an application in Team System.
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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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    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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    Chris Lucas on Software Development "Taxes"

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    Chris Lucas has been reviewing what remains of the Visual Studio Team System development schedule and is agitated to see items he considers to be fundamentals listed as "taxes" . As Chris put it: "Things like setup and integration aren't taxes, they are...
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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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    Mickey Gousset on Team System

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    Mickey Gousset has started a blog to document his adventures using Visual Studio Team System . "This blog will by my journey (probably my long, painful journey), to get a better understanding of this system. It is currently in the Alpha stage right now...
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    Visual Studio Team System End-to-End Scenario Video

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    As reported by Michael Swanson on his blog: “If you missed Tech·Ed 2004 (and even if you didn’t), you can now download a video of the general session that covered our new Visual Studio Team System.” This is the end-to-end...
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    Buck Hodges on the Visual Studio Team System Newsgroups

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    Buck Hodges made a great post recently that included all the information you need to get to the Team System newsgroups . “The VSTS 2005 page mentions the newsgroups for VSTS (in the Community Resources section beside the "Ask the Team" column...
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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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    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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    Getting Coded Web Tests to Run in the May 2004 CTP

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    Chris Garty has blogged a solution from Eric Adams (Program Manager for Load Testing in Team System) on how to get coded web tests to run using the Visual Studio Team System Community Technology Preview May 2004, which appeared in the Team System Tester...
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    Doug Neumann on Branching Models

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    Buck Hodges has posted Doug Neumann's newsgroup response to a question on how Team System's SCM features address branching models, as discussed in this IEEE article . “The [short] answer to your question is that we give you the tools to implement...
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    Jason Anderson on Testing Support and More

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    Jason Anderson has a few more posts today. In this post , Jason discusses how Team System goes beyond the developer-centric focus commonly associated with Visual Studio. “Visual Studio Team System really is targeting the wide range of users...
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    Keith Rowe on Process Methodologies in Team System - Ours, Yours, Theirs, or None

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    When people learn that kwVSTS incorporates process methodology the initial reaction is one of concern, “Is Microsoft forcing me to do things their way?!?“ Keith Rowe sheds some light on how process methodology templates make Visual Studio...
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    Brian White on Workflow Support in Team System

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    Brian White has a post today that clarifies the degree of workflow support in Visual Studio Team System .
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    Jason Anderson on Why Unit Testing in Team System Only

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    Jason Anderson reponds to the question about why unit testing is in Team System and not in other editions of Visual Studio.
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