In order to promote the book Windows Developer Power Tools: Turbocharge Windows Development with More Than 140 Free and Open Source Tools, O’Reilly is declaring January 19^th^ (aka today) to be “Windows Developer Tools Day”.
I think declaring days will become a bigger trend in 2007. I’ve tried my hand at declaring July 26^th^ to be “Contribute to Open Source Day”. Jeff Atwood declared December 1^st^ to be “Support Your Favorite Small Software Vendor Day”.
Now we can add Windows Developer Tools Day to that geek calendar.
I’m genuinely looking forward to receiving my copy of this book for the many useful tools that are presented inside. Not only that, some of our clients are starting to migrate towards using Subversion, for which we’re providing some rudimentary training.
It’ll be helpful to tell them to buy this book and read my section on TortoiseSVN.
I believe the book also covers CruiseControl.NET. CruiseControl.NET has been an extremely valuable tool for Subtext’s continous integration and build process. The next step for some of our clients is to help them devote a server and time to setting up a continous integration process.