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No Fun Intended Shoo! You are debugging the crap outta me! April 2004 Entries
Microsoft Marketing
I was talking to a few guys that I work with at RamSafe today and they did not know that Yukon would allow you to write stored procedures in C# or VB.NET. I felt that this was common knowledge but I guess not! We are Microsoft Partners and they did not know... I know that at this point the information is there for people who seek it but at what point will Microsoft start marketing this? I see parts of our business that could be made better with BizTalk, also, but it is too soon for me to start making ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2004 4:50 AM

Flea Market Software
I keep getting e-mails from Ashampoo for their name-your-own-price software blowout. This blowout has been going on for about year, apparantly, if my memory serves me. Is this what software is coming to? Are we all going to become flea market salesmen? I don't think so... I hope not... Who can tell, though. Software as a service may save us but the software has to deliver continuing quality, security, and stability before that happens, though. That will segment the markey firmly into two or possibly ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2004 4:40 AM

Should Security be Moved out of Software Development?
I read an interesting e-mail from CIO today: Should security be moved out of IT? That prompted me to wonder if security should be moved out of software development. Quality has been. It seems that the two areas are different sides of the same coin. We do not write 100% defect free code. It is not possible, I think, to do so. That is why quality was moved out, I think. Is it possible to write 100% secure code? Probably not. I would think that this means that security should be moved out also. If anyone ......

Posted On Friday, April 16, 2004 2:12 PM

Feature Cramming vs. Feature Adding
I have a fundamental question to ask everyone: Is there a difference in quality, speed of production, time to market, etc when feature cramming is used instead of feature adding? When I say feature cramming, I mean, cramming every feature possible into a product as quickly as possible instead of creating, nurturing, documenting, and refactoring features. I have seen “cramming” in many projects and I haven’t liked the results. I think that the desire to be first to market and customer ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:48 AM

GotDotNet Workspace Replacement
Well, I started working on a proof-of-concept for the GotDotNet Workspace replacement last night and came up with a pretty good design document, architectural diagram, and about thirty user stories. I registered the domain a few weeks ago so I guess this was in the back of my mind all along. In short, I think I will start working on the project for my own use and see what happens. i know there are a few people out there that are less than thrilled with the service GotDotNet offers ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 13, 2004 6:13 PM

GotDotNet Workspaces
I have been scouring the net looking to a product similar to GotDotNet Workspaces. So far, I have come up empty. I want a secure web-based system that I can check-in and check-out files, track issues, features, and requirements, etc, etc. I also want to be able to have more than one project and more than one version of project. I guess that eventually the GotDotNet source code will be released but in the mean time I guess I have to do without. I also want full project management capabilities with ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 13, 2004 5:04 PM

I generally dislike weblog introductions so I won't make you suffer through this one. I think that blogs should not be personal but informative. I am just a geek, though, so who knows. If I post personal stuff, it will definitely be in a different category. With that said, I am currently involved with two interesting products. The first is an IBuySpy clone that extends the object model to the point that it actually useful in nearly every scenario. Unfortuantely, I don't have a demo up to this point. ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 13, 2004 4:58 PM

Pluck the news aggregator
Yeah, so I lured you here with promises of indiscretion. I tried out a new aggregator named Pluck and I have been using it for about a week now and I can't really sing it's praises. The problems I have encountered are: It seems to slow my entire machine down. It doesn't update me when there are new comments. There seems to be a few visual bugs. Sometimes, when I start Pluck (it runs in your browser; novel idea, eh?), it shows the feeds I am subscribed to but when I want to look at the contents of ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 13, 2004 12:54 PM

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