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Non Click-Once Version Pain
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrg Apparently with the release of VS2005, Microsoft has decided that if you are not using click once, you obviously don't need to use version numbers on your app. I'm trying to set up a schema of where 1 = major 2 = minor 3 = sprint number 4 = ccnet build number but no matter what I do, when I right click on MY_APP.exe, and check properties, I get "" as opposed to my expected "" On the other hand, another one of our apps is deployed using click once. That ......

Posted On Friday, May 18, 2007 12:34 PM

Starting your own brown-bag study group
At my current assignment I'm in the process of starting a brown-bag study group. Here's the announcement I sent out to all the relevant parties I could think of at my work. ***************************... Next Thursday (May 17th) we’re kicking off a lunch time study group for anyone who is interested. We’re going to be starting with “The Pragmatic Programmer: from journeyman to master” by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas. This is one of those books that seems to stay at the top ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 9, 2007 9:34 PM

FitNesse command line issues with .Net 2.0
There seems to be a small handful of people who are using FitNesse with .Net 2.0 and a smaller handful (me included) are having issues with the fitness command line tool (TestRunner.exe) The error is Type <yourTestTypeName here> could not be found in assemblies. I posted the following comment over at Cory Foy's APress blog in his highly useful entry Getting up and running with Fitnesse.NET If anyone else is either having these kind of problems or if you have solved this problem, please let ......

Posted On Thursday, May 3, 2007 1:27 PM

Tree Surgeon 2.0 - The future on the T4 Express
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 and Buried" He raised the question:Times have changed. Since that last release in 2008 so much has changed for .NET developers. The question is, today ......

Posted On Sunday, July 8, 2012 8:20 PM

The Agile Engineering Rules of Test Code
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Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:42 AM

Getting FxCop 10 to run under cruise control dot net
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 ......

Posted On Friday, June 8, 2012 1:16 PM

"Testing In An Agile World" Article Posted On Developer Fusion
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

Posted On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:29 PM

Getting Ready to Launch a new Blog

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.

Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 3:48 PM

Scrum Case Studies - A reference
The main point of this post is to create an easy (for me) to find list of scrum / agile case studies. And here it is: There is one specific entry from British Telcom that is especially interesting for those in the telcom industry http://www.magneticreason.c... ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:11 AM

Fortune 500 Scrum Coaching for the developer turned Scrum Master
The next Scrum Gathering is coming up and they are having 6 TED style talks. You can help make history by voting to have me present one of those talks I can hear you saying, "Well sure, Malcolm, what can I do to help you?" I'm glad you asked. It's really simple, click here and cast 3 votes for my talk "Fortune 500 Scrum Coaching for the developer turned Scrum Master." Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE ......

Posted On Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:16 PM

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