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  • More CodeCampOz stuff

    I particularly enjoyed the presentations from Joel Pobar and Dominic Cooney yesterday. Joel talked about all the "chunky bits" in the CLR and Dominic talked about managed performance. Dominic mentioned some interesting techniques to achieve some better managed memory performance (and therefore better overall performance). I found a couple of useful techniques he mentioned and shown some below.

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  • CodeCampOz is underway!

    I am currently sitting in the presentation room here at CodeCampOz in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. This is the first code camp in Australia and it has enjoyed a fantastic turnout. Approx 300 people, and we have already seen some great speakers such as Mitch Denny on the Base class library, Greg Low on SQL Server, and Adam Cogan showing some ASP.NET features such as Databinding, Caching and numerous other enhancements.

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  • Steps in starting up with Subversion - moving away from Sourcesafe

    As you may be aware, in my last post, I talked briefly about Subversion and Continuous Integration via CruiseControl.NET. This post is simply to list the steps I used in getting up to speed with Subversion and CruiseControl. It took a little time to research, read and get up to speed with all the new mechanisms and terms, so I thought I'd present it here, in one central location, for those who are thinking of doing the same.

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  • Steps in starting up with Subversion - moving away from Sourcesafe

    As you may be aware, in my last post, I talked briefly about Subversion and Continuous Integration via CruiseControl.NET. This post is simply to list the steps I used in getting up to speed with Subversion and CruiseControl. It took a little time to research, read and get up to speed with all the new mechanisms and terms, so I thought I'd present it here, in one central location, for those who are thinking of doing the same.

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  • Source control and Continuous Integration

    I have finally got around to installing SubVersion source control system and also installing CruiseControl.NET for continuous integration. I definitely like SubVersion but being a long time VSS user, it does take a little time to get the hang of. What I will say is that without the graphical tools that are TortoiseSVN (for windows explorer/shell integration) and AnkhSVN (VS.NET integration), then I would have ditched it very early. I am a lazy beast, and without the GUI add-ons, I don't think I would have had the time and patience to learn all the commands that go with administering it.

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  • WebParts and ASP.NET 2.0 Beta2

    As some of you already know, Microsoft shipped a control called the WebPartPageMenu in Beta1 that allowed you to select the design mode of WebParts on a web part enabled page (eg. Edit mode, Design Mode, Catalog mode etc.). This control has been dropped for Beta2 and although it was a limited control, I still found it quite useful, especially when experimenting with WeParts.

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