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Bill Brelsford Shooting BBs September 2004 Entries
Single Sign On for the Web
\ n software, the makers of IP*Works!, have an Internet Explorer add-on called PasswordScrambler that they have donated to the online community. PasswordScrambler works by creating a one-way hash of your specified “master password” and the domain of the site you are visiting and using the result to populate the password field of the current web page. Download it Read about how it works here ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:41 PM

TDD at the KC DotNet Sig
Jeff Julian and John Alexander did a presentation on Test Driven Developement for the Kansas City DotNet SIG this evening. The promised to post their slides and sample code to the DotNet Sig website soon.

Posted On Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:33 PM

MSDN2 has been recently went live. Use it to find Whidbey documentation. If you would like to read some background info from the architect, go here.

Posted On Thursday, September 23, 2004 4:30 PM

Using Try\Catch in Visual FoxPro
My buddy Hector, known to his friends as El, has an article on using Try\Catch with Visual FoxPro on the Universal Thread Magazine. You can find the article in pdf format and download the code samples here.

Posted On Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:34 AM

Agile Estimating and Planning - draft chapters available
Stumbled across these draft chapters “Agile Estimating and Planning“ due to come out in early 2005. I've read most of the chapters and there is some pretty good stuff in there. I'll be ordering it when it comes out. It reinforces my belief that estimating is a skill, it needs to be practice and it needs a feedback loop in order to become good at it. It may sound obvious, but I haven't seen a lot of companies that do those things ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 22, 2004 4:34 PM

Getting Started (again)
Hi, my name is Bill and I've been a geek for about 18 yrs (response: "Hi Bill"). I started out as a simple C.P.A. type of geek, but that wasn't quite geeky enough, so I got into software dev. I have had various incarnations of a blog in the works for quite some time now. Between needing "one more tweak" and then blowing up my machine at home from running too much beta software, I never got anything published. Now Jeff has taken that excuse away from me (thanks Jeff) and I will have to think of things ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 22, 2004 3:04 PM

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