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August 2008 - Posts

NHibernate 2.0 GA Released


NHibernate 2.0 was finally released!

You can get it from here, but you have to wait for the documentation, which isn't already available.

Hopefully there will be soon more information at the NHibernate site.

Addenda: you can read about some of the new features and bug fixes on

Addenda2: you can get (mainly for printing purposes) the reference documentation on It's 112 pages long.

Addenda3: NHibernate Contrib packages can be found on

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Microsoft StyleCop 4.3 and FxCop 1.36 Released

The guys from the code analysis team have just released new versions of their popular tools:

StyleCop 4.3, previously known as Microsoft Source Analysis Tool for C# version 4.2, integrates with both Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 and analyses your C# code for bad programming practices. Can be somewhat annoying, since it reports as errors things that we usually do - see for yourself! Basically, it is the source code counterpart for FxCop, which only works with compiled assemblies.
You can read all about it here and get it here. You must uninstall the previous version prior to installing this one.
An SDK that allows extension is expected in the near future.

FxCop 1.36 has also finally arrived, and you can read about it here and download it here.
It is worth mentioning that it is basically the same that comes integrated with Visual Studio 2008 SP1.

Congratulations to the code analysis team!

Configuration Items List


For the record, here is the list of software tools I use commonly:

As for software libraries, apart from .NET 2.0 and 3.0, I use:

Whenever I change this list, I will post about it, so you will know my exact development environment, this way, if I post some code, you will know what it requires.

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Posted: Aug 13 2008, 05:08 PM by Ricardo Peres
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First Post

Greetings, everyone!

This is my first post, on my first blog ever!

In the future, I will post here my findings and adventures in the Development World, specifically in the areas that I am more involved, namely, those related to development with the Microsoft .NET Framework: ASP.NET, Windows Forms, SharePoint, Web Services, Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation and so on, so perhaps this post should be titled instead public static void Main(String [] args)! I will also try to discuss more general subjects, such as SOA, Domain and Test Driven Design and Design Patterns and occasionally there will also be posts on SQL Server, Oracle, IIS, Visual Studio and all those other thinks that we developers just can't live without. I am an somewhat experienced developer with strong opinions on some issues, and I enjoy a good discussion, so feel free to disagree with me anytime on any matter! :-)

For the record, I am a 33 year-old portuguese developer, living in Coimbra, Portugal, who works for a portuguesemultinational company called Critical Software. The reason I'm writing in english, is that this way I can reach a much wider audience, and, besides, with all the nationalities that we have at Critical, english is the semi-official language anyway. Of course, everything I post here is my own opinion, not necessarily my colleagues' at Critical.

Nice to meet you, hope to see you again!

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Posted: Aug 13 2008, 02:55 PM by Ricardo Peres | with 1 comment(s)
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