Rob Caron

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  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Thursday, August 8th

    Brian Harry: Feedback on the refreshed Microsoft Developer Network Jonathan Turner: Announcing 0.9.1 Sam Stokes: BEST DirectX/XAML Game Tutorial Ever! Raymond Chen: The mysterious ways of the params keyword in C# Zain Naboulsi: Visual Studio 2013: IntelliSense Visual Studio Tips and Tricks...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Wednesday, July 31st

    Brian Harry: The Improved Microsoft Developer Network Scott Hanselman: Download Visual Studio 2013 while your feedback still matters IEBlog: Debugging and Tuning Web Sites and Apps with F12 Developer Tools in IE11 Video Replay from Build 2013: Adobe Creative Cloud tools for Microsoft Developers...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Tuesday, May 21st

    This Week On Channel 9: New Win Dev Center, Charles Petzold, ALM Rangers and more Visual Studio TV: Debug visually with Code Map debugger integration : Visual Studio Ultimate The Code Project: Game Development Using JavaScript Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog: Announcing the ability...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Friday, May 17th

    Dr. Dobb’s: Deep-dive into Developing in TypeScript using Visual Studio 2012 Mike Mainguy: When to refactor code Emil Gustafsson: If it is hard to test, you did something wrong Brian Harry: New Windows Dev Center release Andy Kung: Creating a wizard-like experience for HTML client ...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Thursday, May 16th

    MVP, Maurice: Filtering the data in an #AngularJS ngRepeat element Cody Lindley: JavaScript Regular Expression Enlightenment Jeffrey Palermo (.com): Team Foundation Service my new default GIT repository Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog: Enabling seamless integration with Team...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Tuesday, April 9th

    This Week On Channel 9: Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 RTW's, BUILD, modern.IE and more Gregg Boer: Customize your kanban board columns in Team Foundation Service/Server Scott Guthrie: Windows Azure: Active Directory Release, New Backup Service + Web Site Monitoring and Log Improvements Rushmi...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Thursday, January 19th

    Survey: What are Your Top Tasks When Using Microsoft Developer Technologies? Mario Moreira: Agile ALM for Delivering Customer Value, Part 1 Mario Moreira: Agile ALM for Delivering Customer Value, Part 2 Bob Aiello: Behaviorally Speaking—Predictions for 2012 Gautam Goenka: What is the difference between...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Wednesday, December 14th

    ALM Summit 2011: Continuous Feedback with Justin Marks Beth Massi: Beginning LightSwitch Part 3: Screen Templates, Which One Do I Choose? Raymond Chen: What is the API for accessing content on SkyDrive? Windows Live Tester: Just because you can test it doesn’t mean you should Tapas Sahoo: Verifying WPF...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison (v1.04)

    Okay, another update (v1.04) to the Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison is now available {NOTE: This product comparison is no longer available on the Visual Studio site}. In this revision, I updated the Code Quality Tools section to better reflect the testing features that are now available in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Update...Again

    I just published v1.03 of the Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison with a minor update. I overlooked the Database Publishing Wizard in Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition and above. In Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, it's accessed by right-clicking a database in Database Explorer. In Standard...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Guide

    The first major revision of the Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Guide is live. Here's where you can find it: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison . {NOTE: This product comparison is no longer available on the Visual Studio site.} Here are some downloadable versions (DOCX/XPS/PDF): Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: A Comprehensive Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison

    See: Updated: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison I just finished working on a very comprehensive product comparison of the Visual Studio 2008 product line. It only covers the IDE products, which means it doesn't include stuff like Team Foundation Server or Test Load Agent. It covers: Visual...
  • Blog Post: ISVs: Get Help Managing Licensing and Protection of Your Software

    If you're an ISV (independent software vendor), you may be interested in learning more about Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services): Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services) provides enforcement of IP protection to help you protect revenues from...
  • Blog Post: New Web Site: Microsoft Tester Center

    Today, we launched a new site on MSDN - the Microsoft Tester Center ! The Microsoft Tester Center showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle, describes test roles and responsibilities, and promotes the test investments required to deliver high-quality software...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Content: Love it or Hate it?

    Some of the most laborious writing that happens in creating Visual Studio doesn't happen in code. I'm talking about the millions (literally) of words that go into the product documentation and other content to support the product. As with most aspects of the product, we thrive on your feedback to help...
  • Blog Post: New Developer Center Look and Feel

    When you get a chance, go check out the new look and feel of the Visual Basic and Visual C# developer centers. We'd love to get your feedback on the new design. One thing you should notice right away is a reduction in fluff graphics. 1334
  • Blog Post: Reorganizing for Productivity

    Seth Godin has a post ( Reorganizing for profit ) that makes an interesting point about how retailers organize merchandise in ways that seemingly work better for the retailer than they do for the customer. When you go to Home Depot to get what you need to build something out of wood, why don't you find...
  • Blog Post: The Greatest Story Never Told

    While reading the comments on Sam Gentile 's post, What's Great about Being a Microsoft Developer , I followed a link to a post by Martin Plante that ended with: So for me, the "Microsoft Way" is only a street name , as there is no Microsoft Way, no real influence in the future decisions we make, no...
  • Blog Post: Managing Complexity

    As noted in posts I made back in March ( Groundhog Day at MSDN ) and in April ( Déjà Vu All Over Again ), I'm trying to tackle the unenviable task of addressing the growing complexity of content on MSDN. To get a glimpse of what MSDN used to be like when I first got to Microsoft, I used the Internet...
  • Blog Post: Déjà Vu All Over Again

    About a month ago I wrote a post titled, Groundhog Day at MSDN . In that post I talked about cleaning up the content mess on MSDN and I likened it to organizing things at home. This weekend I started reading The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda . In Law 2: Organize, I found this passage, which hits again...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Decennial, Redux

    I created a page on the Visual Studio site with the customer & partner quotes: Happy Anniversary, Visual Studio! March 2007 (March 19th to be exact) is the Visual Studio Decennial since it marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Visual Studio 97, the first release of Visual Studio. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New Team System Articles on MSDN

    There are two new Team System articles on MSDN: Team System: Work Item Tracking by Brian A. Randell Database Unit Testing with Team Edition for Database Professionals by Sachin Rekhi 1266
  • Blog Post: Groundhog Day at MSDN

    Last month, my wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. It's not romantic, but one of the topics of conversation this time of year is our constant struggle with clutter at home, and how much we've accumulated over the years. Eighteen years ago, we had a one-bedroom apartment that was so empty...
  • Blog Post: Why Vista Matters to Developers

    Darryl Taft has an article on eWeek that outlines Why Vista Matters to Developers . As Jim Allchin notes, you can build applications that take advantage of the new technologies in Windows Vista today using Visual Studio 2005 (see Ready for a New Day for extensions to Visual Studio 2005 that provide some...
  • Blog Post: Reviewing Managed Code

    Last week we published an article on MSDN on the topic of reviewing managed code, which you may find interesting if your team performs code reviews or you're just looking for ways to improve your own code. Reviewing Managed Code Author: John D'Addamio Publishing Date: 02/09/2007 Printed Pages: 6 This...
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