January 2007 - Posts

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Crash Recovery by Bil Simser

A couple of weeks ago I had my first car accident in 24 years of driving. The car was a write-off and we've gone out and bought a replacement, as one does in this situation. Here's what the old car (a 2004 Suzuki XL7) looks like (not mine but an incredible...
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Scrum tasks, tasks, and more tasks by Bil Simser

I find that I'm often letting my teams know some norms around Scrum and the process of a task-oriented system so I thought I would throw these out to the world. We sometimes loose sight of these simple things and get wrapped up in bigger, more grandiose...
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SharePoint Builder Splash Screen Entries by Bil Simser

Here's the first round of splash screen entries for SharePoint Builder. I won't tag who did what yet. The last one is my fav so far as it shows innovation and is different (that's a hard hat in case you didn't get it). Note that you don't have to include...
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Splash me baby, splash me! by Bil Simser

I'm looking for a good graphic design that can beat this: Specifically a splash screen for my SharePoint Builder tool. Requirements are simple: an image of some size (it's a splash screen remember so 1024x768 might be a bit large) that represents what...
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Best Practices with FitNesse by Bil Simser

Google doesn't seem to show me any best practices that anyone has put together with FitNesse , which is odd (or my Google skills suck) so I thought I would capture a bunch here that I've come up with to start. Keep your wiki test pages small Having...
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Where did my SDK go? by Bil Simser

If you've downloaded the recent release of the MOSS and WSS SDKs, you may be scratching your head wondering where they installed to? After all, they're just some compiled help files and samples right? Seems that in their infinite wisdom, some young and...
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MOSS and WSS RTM SDKs available now by Bil Simser

How's that for posts with the most acronyms? It might be old news to you by now, but MS has finally released the RTM versions of the SDK documentation for both MOSS and WSS. Randall's blog has all the nitty gritty details here . He's also got a great...
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Domain Driven Design for C# 3.0 by Bil Simser

Or maybe 4.0? Paul Gielens got my brain jump started this morning with a post about DDD support in the C# language . Domain Driven Design can be hard to grasp and even harder to implement. Conceptually it's easy and makes sense (at least to me). We all...
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Lambda? Llama? We don't need no stinkin' llamas... by Bil Simser

Actually this post has nothing to do with llamas but Flickr never fails me: I've been personally putting off trying to get my head around Lambda expressions in C# 3.0 for awhile as I'm trying to get everything wrapped up with what came with 2.0 however...
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