January 2008 - Posts
Those last week I got 4 emails and a contact through messenger from 3 different head hunters of the same company! They are really aggressively searching for .NET and Sharepoint peoples.
I got the last email end of this afternoon asking me if I was interested (to which I answered again that it wasn't the case) then asking me if on my Tech Head Brothers web site it was possible to publish a ad about their job offer. They even not wait any answer and decided to publish their ad as comments on the site.
I fill really sad that people making money like that have no respect to the work done by volunteers on community web sites.
Please give us a bit of respect toward the tremendous amount of free hours spent on the volunteers community, thanks.
Today at innoveo we had a great meeting in which I made an introduction of Scrum to the whole team! The presentation and the Scrum methodology got a great feedback, and I am very happy about that. We were already using for some years now some key points of Scrum without really knowing it. Now we know it and we will use some more advantages that comes out of it.
My colleague Lorenz challenged me just after the meeting showing me a unit test he made in Java in which he was calling the ScrumWorks Pro back-end for an integration idea we had.
From danube website:
ScrumWorks™ Pro is a collaborative system that allows teams, product owners, and stakeholders to manage the Scrum lifecycle at the program, product, release and sprint levels. Scrumworks™ Pro offers role-based project tracking, and reporting features that support the ScrumMaster, Scrum Team and Product Owner by encouraging Scrum best practices.
Back home this evening I had to give it a try with .NET (What else! ;)
And here is the first result:
So I am also able to call the ScrumWorks Pro back-end but with .NET Framework 3.5 and a WCF client. Cool! That gives me some more great integration ideas!
When you use Lock the Taskbar in Windows Vista the toolbars shift from some pixels before locking and it is really annoying!
The alternative is to not lock the Taskbar and add the following registry setting to avoir the possibility of moving the toolbars:
Prevents users from rearranging toolbars. If you enable this setting the user will not be able to drag or drop toolbars to the taskbar.
I always forget this link and it takes so much time to find it again and again!
HP Instant Support Professional Edition
JetBrains just published a Roadmap for ReSharper 4.0 with a soon to come Early Access Program (I can't wait anymore :)
ReSharper 4.0 is the next major version of the product featuring a number of important enhancements:
- Support for both Visual Studio 2005 and 2008
- Comprehensive support for C# 3.0 language features, including:
- New code analysis, context actions and quick-fixes
- New refactorings (such as Convert to Extension Method, Convert to Automatic Property, Convert Anonymous Type to Named)
- Updated IntelliSense
- Many more intelligence and productivity features
- Full set of refactorings available for VB.NET
- New quickfixes and context actions for XAML files
- Referenced assemblies are now taken into account in null-reference analysis thanks to external annotations. ReSharper is packaged with annotations for the .NET Framework assemblies
- Code Cleanup — a tool for ensuring compliance with code guidelines and enhancing code structure
- Complete Statement — a feature that will complete language constructs and get you ready to write the next statement
- Many other enhancements and new features throughout the product
We are really close to opening Early Access Program for the product which is scheduled for January, 2008. Version release is set to happen early in year 2008.
The only thing that I am missing in that tool is a code coverage tool.