Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

July, 2004

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    New to Me: Worth 1000

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    "Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody." - Angela Carter I hadn't seen this site before, but it is likely the #1 source for most of those bogus, urban legend-style photos that appear from time to time and flood everybody's inbox...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-16

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    Keith Short is leaving for vacation, but leaves us with something to read in his absence: Keith Short: Cruising in Desolation Sound and the Software Factories Article But as promised in an earlier posting, here’s a link to the Software Factory article...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-28

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    I've been a little remiss this week in blogging due to a spike in workload. Here's the latest from in and around Planet Team System: Korby Parnell: Team Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Checking Out Yesterday, I was sitting in a Team Foundation usability review...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-13

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    Some Visual Studio Team System blog posts from the source control guys in North Carolina... James Manning: a few more answers to Stuart's excellent questions I still owed Stuart a couple more answers from his last set of questions, and he posted a couple...
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    .NET Framework 1.0 & 1.1 Service Pack Tech Previews Available

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    There's been a lot of noise made about the release of the Visual Studio 2005 Express Beta Products and Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 . This past Tuesday, the following tech previews of service packs for current versions of the .NET Framework were released...
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    Community Policing - Home-grown FxCop Rules

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    A few days ago, Brad Abrams pointed to Brady Gaster's site and talked about home-grown FxCop rules. I'm hoping that the adoption of Visual Studio Team System will also act as a catalyst for such work. As you might have heard , the FxCop team is now part...
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    Joel Semeniuk: Beta 1 - And Still No Team System?

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    Joel From Canada is getting anxious about not having all of the Visual Studio Team System bits to try. His concern, which is understandable, is that Visual Studio Team System will not receive the same level of scrutiny as the rest of Whidbey. The Team...
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    Brady Gaster: new FxCop rule - serializable classes need default constructors

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    In an earlier post , I talked about the different people creating FxCop rules. Brady Gaster , the impetus for that post has created another. Keep 'em coming, Brady! fxcop rule : serializable classes need default constructors with a little work and a lot...
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    eWeek: IBM Takes On Microsoft Over Modeling Tools

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    In this article , eWeek compares the different approaches to modeling tools found in IBM Rational's "Atlantic" and Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System . eWeek: IBM Takes On Microsoft Over Modeling Tools One key issue separating IBM Rational's tools...
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    Microsoft-Biased Consumerism

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    A friend of mine, Francesco Sanfilippo, just launched a new site, URL123.com , and he built it with ASP.NET. In the past, I used sites like tinyurl.com . Now that I have a Microsoft technology-based alternative, I'll use his site. I like the idea of turning...
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    Figure the Odds

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    I'm at White River with my daughter Stephanie waiting for my "Evening with Rush" to start. Who is sitting right behind me? The one and only Don Box . Figure the odds. [UPDATE] - How geeky is it to blog at a concert? [UPDATE 2] - Added links. [UPDATE 3...
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    Atlantic - IBM Rational's Response to Visual Studio Team System?

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    CRN has this story on IBM Rational 's "Atlantic," which was announced today at the Rational User's Conference in Dallas : CRN: IBM Rational Shows Off New Tool Set, Direction Bola Rotibi, a software development strategies analyst for Ovum, London, said...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-20

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    One of those slow days for Team System posts. I was really expecting more stuff in the news from the Rational Users Conference . Spurred on by Korby's post , Chris Rathjen has added a lengthy post on the subject of shelving. Chris Rathjen: Shelving! Korby...
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    Test Post Using Guoqiang Wu's Simple .Text Blog Editor

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    A test post to try the new blogging tool from Guoqiang Wu that uses Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003.   Unfortunately, I had to uninstall one of the Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta and .NET Framework 2.0 to get it to run. Then I realized...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-21

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    Michael Franklin has this post today on Visual Studio Team System and how it relates to UML : Michael Franklin: VS05 Team System Team System is definitely headed in the right direction, though. I'd like to see Microsoft work with OMG to improve UML, but...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-29

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    A lot of stuff today, but I'm trying to expand my coverage to include stuff that's related to Planet Team System, such as SOA, testing and development processes. Eric Jarvi (on the Enterprise Performance Tools Team blog ) has posted some tips and a walkthrough...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-22

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    Buck Hodges has blogged Rick LaPlante's newsgroup posting about the absence of Visual Studio Team System in Whidbey Beta 1 : Buck Hodges: The story on why Team System is not in Beta 1 Someone on the newsgroups asked for an official answer on why Team...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-19

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    Both the Microsoft WebBlogs and Weblogs @ ASP.NET feeds exceeded 50 items each when I logged-on this morning, which means I missed anything that posted to those feeds on Saturday. That said, here's Korby's post from today asking for some linguistic assistance...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-29 (Late Edition)

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    Not sure how I missed these, but Mickey Gousset sure didn't. He posted about this eWeek interview with Rick LaPlante : Team System Rocks!: Rick LaPlante eWeek Interview Rick shares his views on VSTS. Its a six-page interview, but it is very interesting...
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    eWeek Talks with IBM's Mike Devlin (GM for Rational Division)

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    eWeek has published an interesting interview they had with Mike Devlin, the General Manager of IBM's Rational Division . In it, Mr. Devlin comments on competition from kwVSTS and the "Eclipsizing" of Rational products. He also talks about how Rational...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-14

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    Some Visual Studio Team System -related blog posts... Korby Parnell: Team Foundation vs. Visual SourceSafe, Part 1 On a daily basis, I come upon an interesting and often emerging feature difference between Team Foundation source control (aka, Hatteras...
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    AmberPoint Express Ships with Team System

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    AmberPoint Express will ship with Visual Studio Team System . Here are some news items that provide some more detail: eWeek: Microsoft's Team System Attracts Partners A key partnership should be realized this week, when AmberPoint Inc., of Oakland, Calif...
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    Now Blogging: Gareth Jones

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    Gareth Jones , a developer on the Team Architect Edition portion of Visual Studio Team System , is now blogging: Modeling User Experiences, APIs and Tools Hi, I'm Gareth Jones and I'm a developer in the architect team within the Visual Studio Team System...
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    Still Blogging: Two Team System Blogs I Missed

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    I missed two blogs from some of my fellow Visual Studio Team System team members, Alan Cameron Willis [ RSS ] and Stuart Kent [ RSS ]. Both Alan and Stuart work with Gareth Jones in the UK (the sun never sets on Team System...) working on stuff like DSL...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-15

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    Low volume, high quality today... Korby Parnell has posted some information on what we're calling changesets: What is a Changeset? A changeset is a logical container into which VSTF bundles everything related to a single checkin operation. Jason Anderson...
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