June 2010 - Posts
The IASA - International Association of Software Architects - Israeli Chapter 2nd Meeting will take place on Thursday 8th of July between 17:00 and 19:45 at HP Ranana - Daphna 9, Ranana.
The 2nd meeting will start with a small introductory presentation of selected Architecturally significant topics after which we will separate into small working groups in order to have an inner discussion on a specific architectural related topics.
You may ask which topics would the workgroups themes will be ?
This is the part where we will ask for your involvement... If you have a topic on your mind you are welcome to suggest it over our forums and the most requested topics will be selected for discussion.
Link to linkedin forum discussions
17:00 - 17:15 - Gathering
17:15 - 18:00 - Introductory presentation - Architecturally significant topics
18:00 - 18:15 - Break
18:15 - 19:30 - Group led discussions
19:30 - 19:45 - Future roadmap & work plan
Like the rest of the world I suffer too from watching football games these days and having to hear the Vuvuzela horrible noise.
So finally yesterday I've decided to try and see if my Bose Quiet Comfort 15 can handle it…
With a touch of a button… I now can hear only the game noise without this loud background noise !
Recommended for any football fan out there ! (although its a bit pricy)
Microsoft released all the TechED 2010 North America – New Orleans (June 7-11th) Videos & PPTs !
Of course you need to go video by video in order to download them…
So to save you the time… I’ve prepared a list of direct links to the videos, ppts high resolution and low plus the mp4 version.
Note that the PPTs+High Quality Videos download size is 81gb !
For the last couple of hours… and only now recovering several of Microsoft sites with co.il (Israel) ending were hacked.
Among these sites you were able to see:
A group of Turkish hackers took responsibility of changing the dns register… now how this could have happened… it might be that some domain register helped the hackers to accomplish their task… i wonder if someone from Microsoft is going to investigate to the source of this…
Today at 10:00 am Microsoft Israel celebrated the opening of the SharePoint & Office 2010 Launch event… why am i blogging about it ?
Well the event is a virtual launch event that is due to take place over the next couple of months… and I was waiting to see how Microsoft Israel are going to organize this virtual event.
At 16:30 someone knocked at our door and had a package to deliver to me from Microsoft Israel … When i opened the package this is what it looked like:
Welcome to the virtual conference… as close to real conference as it can…
When i opened the package i saw this:
No traffic jams, no parking not even a tie…
Box full of cool ideas to help you pass the virtual event :-)
First of all a sign to the door… In the next hour I’m virtual… please do not disturb…
I will have some usage of this to get disconnected from my wife and kids :-)
A small package saying to connect… you need to disconnect
Even in the virtual world get spoiled with some thing real…
GREAT IDEA !
Thanks Shelly, Michal… and probably Lior whom was probably involved somehow with the idea.
Pro Power Tools just had been released to the Visual Studio Gallery today !
This cool little add-on really add things that Microsoft forgot to add to Visual Studio…
Searchable Add Reference Dialog
The new Add Reference dialog makes it faster and easier for you to find the reference that you are looking for and add it to your VB, C# or F# project.
Highlight Current Line
As the resolution of monitors increases, it’s becoming more difficult to find the caret in the code editor. The highlight current line extension makes it easy to find the caret by highlighting the line that the caret is on in the editor. You can even configure the default colour by changing the setting for “Current Line (Extension)” and “Current Line Inactive (Extension)” in Tools Options Fonts & Colors.
After: (Note the highlighted line where the cursor is)
This extension provides support for the HTML Clipboard format when copying code from the editor. This means that you’ll no longer have to go fix up the formatting of your code when you paste it into a TFS bug form or any other HTML based control.
Triple Click Fix Mixed Tabs
It’s never been easier to select a line of code from the mouse by simple triple-clicking anywhere on the line.
Some developers prefer tabs, others prefer spaces, and nobody likes mixing tabs & spaces. This extension promotes developer harmony by warning as they are open or save a file that has a mixture of tabs & spaces. The information bar also provides an easy way to fix the file to suit your preference. Ctrl + Click Go To Definition
This extension gives the editor a web browser by adding clickable hyperlinks to symbols in your code as you hold down the Ctrl key. Align Assignments
This extension is useful for making your code a little more readable by aligning the assignments when you type Ctrl+Alt+] such that it takes this:
And turns it into this:
Colorized Parameter Help
This extension improves consistency with the editor by applying syntax highlighting to the contents of the Parameter Help window for C# &VB.
Move Line Up/Down Commands
This extension maps the Alt+Up Arrow & Alt+Down Arrow keys such that they will move the current line of code or the selected lines up and down through the editor.
Since Visual Studio 2002, there has been a not so secret registry key which allowed user to draw a vertical line in the code editor. This is very useful to remind developers that their full line of code or comments may not fit one a single screen. Thanks to this extension this feature has returned with UI configure it. Simply place the cursor at the appropriate column and select Add Guideline from the context menu
Download and install is over here