March, 2005

  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Status: 3/24/2005

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    Our bug counts finally dropped off in Beta2 and we hit a big 0 today. Jay has been ecstatic all day - if he could I bet he'd have one of those buttons you pin to your lapel and it would say "Ask me what our bug count in Beta2 is today!". We've had a couple...
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    C# favorite, must have tools...

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    I was recently going over our MSDN developer center page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp and happened to stop by the tools page at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/team/tools/default.aspx I was considering how to update it, when I thought I would...
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    Whidbey release info

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    This news.com article has info on our release plans. http://news.com.com/Microsoft+delays+tool%2C+database+updates/2100-1007_3-5628166.html?tag=nefd.top To summarize, VS 2005 & SQL 2005 are planned for the second half of the year.
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    Book Review: Take back your life!

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    Catchy title, eh? I gotta admit, when I first saw the title, I judged the book by its cover, and thought it was going to be some awesome revolutionary, fight the man, david vs. goliath, beat the corporate rat race sort of book. Then I received a copy...
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    MS Web based RSS aggregator...

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    Just checked out the trial MS Web based aggregator at http://www.start.com/1/ . Seems kind of neat and eliminates the need for me to run a client aggregator. Another cool spot I noticed is Microsoft Sandbox - a spot where early technologies are put up...
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    McCabes Cyclomatic Complexity

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    This is a cool concept that Steve discussed briefly today. The discussion was around how to do code coverage effectively, and Steve brought up the idea of Mccabes cyclomatic complexity. This is basically a stat that measures the complexity of a particular...
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    C# Status: 3/15/2005

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    The last two weeks have been intense and this has contributed to my lack of blogging our status. Whidbey Beta2 continues its inexorable shutdown. We fixed some compiler bugs and a particularly nasty IDE crash but apart from that looked good. Our QA team...
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    February Community Technology Preview is out!

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    The Feb CTP just got released today. Its the Express SKU. This is a build from a source branch that we give to internal partner teams, so it should be pretty good quality. You can find it here . Again, this is express so it should be a quick install and...
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    Recruiting in C# land

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    I saw Erics post on recruiting in Movie Maker and felt the need to blog about our efforts in C# to recruit good people. We take this very seriously - good teams are an important ingredient in the making of good products. Our management prioritize recruiting...
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    Gmail invites - perhaps time to blog a question

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    So I use gmail. Its a nice email service - I like the autocomplete on address feature, but still not to sure about the sorting and the multiple steps to trash messages. Plus I just read an article on Gmail at http://www.google-watch.org/gmail.html which...
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    Customer question and a new release

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    First off - the new release. Vs7.0 SP1 is out. This is the SP for VS2002. It bundles a ton of QFE's into it, plus security fixes. Man, we are happy to see this go. The security fixes on our end were difficult for us to do and its great to see this go...
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