The pitfalls of GDD.
Over the years, I have sampled approaches to software development ranging from RAD, XP, Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, SOA, TDD, and have recently started looking more seriously at the BDD/DDD(D) camps. However, throughout my forays into this potpourri of acronyms and metaphors for programming, I continue to find myself falling back on the crutch of GDD – the least Agile and productive approach of all.
T4 Template error - Assembly Directive cannot locate referenced assembly in Visual Studio 2010 project.
I ran into the following error recently in Visual Studio 2010 while trying to port Phil Haack’s excellent T4CSS template which was originally built for Visual Studio 2008.
Seadragon & Deep Zoom
I stumbled upon this today and definitely want to play with this further when I have time....
FW: Batch Updates and Deletes with LINQ to SQL
I'm currently on a project creating a proprietary data-migration tool using C# & Linq. I'm still new to Linq, but quickly discovered the challenges of doing mass-updates and deletes with Linq.
Minimum & Maximum Dates in code
When updating Sql columns that need a minimum or maximum date, consider using the defaults from the System.Data.SqlType namespace:
What we dont know "will" hurt us...
Argotic Syndication Framework 2008 released
I got an email yesterday that a major update to the Argotic Syndication Framework was released. I have used the older versions of this framework several times for projects that need basic RSS & Atom parsing/generating so I'm looking forward to digging-in to the new release.
I love ClearContext!!
After several months of using the Free version of the ClearContext addon for Microsoft Outlook, I just cant imagine what I would do without it. It has reduced my email time, kept me more organized, and uncluttered my Inbox better & faster than any ad-hoc system I have devised in the past.
Manual CRUD operations with the Telerik RadGrid control
I have been working on a project lately that was already using the Telerik ASP.NET Rad Controls suite. One of the new features was a fully editable web-grid, so I chose to use the existing ajax-enabled RadGrid control to speed my development. I chose to use a 3rd party control, mostly due to time constraints since the project required a grid with inline-editing, full CRUD operations, plus custom column templates, all with heavy Ajax support to avoid postbacks and excessive page size.