CruiseControl.NET 1.0 RC1 just released. It's exciting to see them working toward a 1.0 release which they hope will be in the next few weeks.
Scott Colestock has put up a nice post talking about using the XmlPreprocess tool I wrote. He includes some screen shots of the Excel spreadsheet you can use to drive the tool.
Here's the post http://www.traceofthought.net/PermaLink,guid,6ca6f7e6-17dc-4b47-ae44-e102e65e894e.aspx
Scott's been a proponent of the tool for a while now and uses it within his popular Biztalk Deployment Framework. I wouldn't have even put the tool out to the community if it weren't for Scott's urging. It wasn't developed specifically for Biztalk deployments and it actually works well for just about any XML files you need to deploy to multiple environments.
Anyway, I just wanted to point out Scott's post, he always does such a nice job of explaining things. Thanks Scott.
Just wanted to follow up my previous post on the value of a wiki for technical documentation. I just read this interesting post from Korby Parnell entitled "Wikis Increasingly Trusted as a Source of Technical Documentation". In it, Korby points to an instance where a gotdotnet whitepaper links to documentation on a Microsoft technology that is stored on the Channel 9 wiki. This demonstrates how wikis are great for technical documentation because they are 1) more likely to be kept current, and 2) collaborative. Here's a quote from Korby's post:
"The WikiTopic to which Klaus points in his article is quietly becoming the de facto online point of reference for Microsoft iFilters. This unofficial topic will be updated and improved with much greater frequency and speed than its official counterpart on MSDN. For that, it is an immensely valuable resource for developers....The wind is blowing in the direction of collaborative online documentation. I can't tell you how fast the wind blows or from exactly which direction it comes but sails are luffing and the fleet is about to move."
Pretty cool to see wiki's being used in this way.