January 2007 Entries

Some minor VSTS issues...
OK let me preface this by saying by and large, I’m actually a pretty big fan of Visual Studio Team System. One of the things I don’t like is the breakdown of functionality between the different SKU’s of Team Edition. Case in point… Our current environment has a separate build server. When we got to the point where we wanted to run unit tests as part of the built process, our QA guy had to install the Tester edition on the build server in order for it to run…that was a few weeks back and now we’re ......

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:42 PM | Comments (2)

Highlights from the Atlanta Code Camp
2007 has started off a little more busy than normal for me…first I spoke at the Greater Charleston .NET user’s group on January 11, then this past weekend on the 20th I spoke at Atlanta Code Camp. As usual (this is my 3rd code camp!) Code Camp was a blast! Here are some of the highlights (in no particular order). The location was pretty good for such an event. It was hosted at a DeVry University campus. Meat on a stick – our lunch was grilled chicken on a stick…need I say more? Yum! Seeing familiar ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 6:49 PM | Comments (0)

GC.NUG January 2007 Meeting
The Greater Charleston .NET User Group will have their first meeting of 2007 on January 11th. I'll be giving a presentation about dynamic code analysis using tools built into Visual Studio Team Edition (Developer). It's something I've been playing around with since last year after I was first introduced to it and it's been pretty cool to poke around with existing code and see what's really happening during execution. Visit GCNUG.org for more information. See you there ......

Posted On Friday, January 5, 2007 10:24 PM | Comments (0)

Not your standard software update...
For a short time last year I was involved in updating some software that we had rolled out earlier...our update wasn't too out of the ordinary, going from .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0 I had the benefit of having all the hardware right in front of me, so when we rolled the new software out, we got instant feedback that it was all working. Imagine then updating software for a piece of hardware on a moving target some 35+ million miles away. That's exactly what NASA did recently with a software update to the ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2007 10:35 AM | Comments (0)

99 bottles of beer - 1046 languages
Came across this interesting web site where a guy has a collection of programs which display the lyrics to "99 bottles of beer". The site currently contains the program as described by various authors in a total of 1046 different languages. Among the more interesting ones are of course VB.NET, C#, and even F#. One that really caught my eye was written in MSIL. Enjoy ......

Posted On Monday, January 1, 2007 9:50 PM | Comments (0)