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A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step. With that in mind, I'm getting started with the new Rails tutorial, 3rd edition and I'm hoping to find other people on the same journey.Accelerated learning is something that I've always been passionate about and one of the first pillars of accelerated learning is to harness all three of the learning ......

Have you ever tried to copy text from one place and when you try to paste it, it ended up with all the formatting from where you copied from?Word, Excel, and even GMail suffer from this.Normally what you have to do is open up notepad, paste into notepad, select all, copy again, AND THEN paste it where you wanted it.Now you have another option, by using ......

I'm working on an Excel 2010 spreadsheet and I'm trying to put in durations for some tasks I want to schedule.The interesting thing is that up until a few minutes ago, I couldn't do it.I was entering in "47:00" and excel was (and still is) converting it to "1/1/1900 23:00:00"In my mind, I want the value to be 47 minutes, but for the life of me I cannot ......

If you've never been a fan of TreeSurgeon (http://treesurgeon.codeple... then skip this post.However, if have been there have been some interesting developments over the last couple of years.The biggest one is T4Recently Bill Simser wrote a detailed post about the potential future of tree surgeon, called "Tree Surgeon - Alive and Kicking or Dead ......

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I don't know who Mikhail is, but his 4 year old entry on FxCop and CCnet was perfect.The only thing I needed to do was to change the references to from FxCop 1.35 to FxCop 10.I was prepared to use Basharat's solution, but it turns out that ccnet version 1.6.7981.1 is already taking care of the FxCop v10 reporting issues ......

My article in Developer Fusion was just published and you won't believe what I said about testers in an Agile world.Developer Fusion is a 13 year old web magazine focused on bringing together the best developer content from across globe.My article can be found at http://www.developerfusion.... ......

Its been a while since I've played with Message Queuing and C# and decided that I should reduce that counter.During the simple process of figuring how to follow Microsoft's MSDN directions, I ran into a couple of headaches that could have been solved with a few navigational pictures. To the small number of people that this may help (and my future self ......

It's not there yet, but in the next couple of week, we're going to be launching a new blog focused on agile development.

 

Stay tuned.



William Pietri over at Agile Focus has written an interesting article entitled, "Agile’s Second Chasm (and how we fell in)" in which he talks about how agile development has fallen into a common trap where large companies are now spending a lot of money hiring agile (Scrum) consultants just so that they can say they are agile, but all the while avoiding ......

It's been 3 years since I did any coding and am starting back up with Java using netBeans and glassfish. Right off the bat I noticed two things about Java's ease of use. The java ide (netBeans) has finally caught up with visual studio, and jUnit, has finally caught up with nUnit. netBeans intellisense exists and I don't have to subclass everything in ......

You just sold something on e-bay and now the winner won't pay up. What do you do? I'm not sure what the legality of this kind of Social Engineering hack is, but I believe you've got to give it points for elegance. Here's the link to the lifehacker.com post (I can't find the original Reddit post.) Reddit user "BadgerMatt" (we'll call him Matt for short) ......

So first off a thanks to the internet, knoppix and a post over at http://www.overclock.net/wi... My Symptoms: my laptop would not boot. Would not let me get anywhere. Just like the symptoms in the post. Thankfully, all I had to do was go rename my avg directory and all was good. But I needed something ......

Over at Schlock Mercenary, Howard Taylor has started a facinating conversation on the nature of Info-Wars. As Howard puts it: Somebody (I forget who) tweeted that the Wikileaks fight right now is the first infowar in history. I disagree. I think we've fought numerous infowars in the last fifteen years. And that's really what I want to see discussed ......

There's an interesting discussion going on over on the Scrum Development list, dealing with technical stories verses user stories. The idea is that "Improve our continuous integration server" may not directly translate to visible functionality for a customer, so how do you handle this in Scrum. It's a conversation that pops up regularly and there are ......

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