28 July 2005
SQL 2005 Installation Tips
Hello everyone, its been far too long since i've last posted. I discovered something today that helped me out, I'm sure its common knowledge by now but for me it really saved quite a bit of work. So although its not news I wanted to post it on my little blog. Ok here it is: Basically i'm working on a... Read More...
07 September 2004
VSTS Unit testing
This post is predominantly about unit testing, but first a little dilbert: It seems that everyone in a the software development field knows about dilbert, I am absolutely positive that Scott Adams works for my company and has been in many of our meetings. Well, sunday's dilbert describes in a single... Read More...
14 June 2004
MSBuild and Custom AssemblyVersion Attributes
I've just started working on getting into MSBuild, one of the first tasks that I'm looking to accomplish is the ability to have MSBuild generate custom assembly version numbers. I'd like to be able to do a build and have MSBuild generate a assembly version number something like 1.0.40615.22 where 4 is... Read More...
21 April 2004
Page 23 Meme
I'm not sure I understand the Page 23 trend that's going around. Anyone know where it started? It is cool however to find out what books people are reading. Along those lines, here's my contribution to the trend. Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text... Read More...
13 April 2004
My First User Group Presentation
I survived my first user group presentation. I was nervous, and a bit frightened, but got through it nicely. I presented to a great group of folks at the Tech Valley .NET Users Group . We talked about whidbey, differences between it and the current asp.net stack. I've got to give all of the credit to... Read More...
12 April 2004
Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview
I recieved my copy of the VS2005 CTP on the thursday before the summit, I stowed it away in my laptop bag and planned to install it at night in my hotel room during the summit. I read the back which said I may have to format my hard drive, I was even told by Brian Goldfarb who said, “Did you read... Read More...
12 April 2004
MVP Summit
I survived the 2004 mvp summit! I had a great time meeting lots of people, meeting old and new friends for the first time. Its a great community around MS technologies, my only gripe about the summit was it was too short. I'd have loved to spend more time talking to all of the people there, I remember... Read More...
19 March 2004
Backups, what not to do
I learned a pretty important lesson this week in computer backups. I had just rebuilt my work laptop, it had all the trimmings installed correctly (Visual Studio 6, VS.NET 2003, SQL Server, IIS and Crystal Reports). I even tested it and it passed with flying colors everything working perfectly. This... Read More...
18 March 2004
Unit Testing
One of the things that's I need to improve as a developer is my unit testing. Now I try my best to not submit things to qa with problems and I never send things that have known problems but bugs invariably end up getting through; I'll never reduce this to zero but I think there is room for improvement... Read More...
12 March 2004
Things I'm looking forward to
Ok, I seem to have failed miserably in my goal of posting to my blog more often. What can I say there's no excuse, the time just flows by. Well its no longer football season, we're now in the long dark times :( I guess there area couple things to look forward to, Spring, NFL Draft, a Whidbey Beta, and... Read More...
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