thing that never gets old is when someone visits me and asks to
check some email on my computer.
Microsoft recently released Windows Live Writer Beta
2, the long awaited next
version of their blog editing tool. Although there are a few
with WLW, I find the user interface and usability to be really nice.
They make great use of the right sidebar panel.
I don’t know about you, but every company I’ve ever worked at had a Fort
Knox like system in place for deploying code to the production server.
Typically, deployment looks something like this (some with more steps,
some with less):
Ok, this will be my last post on Twitter for the time being. My last
on the subject pointed out flaws with it, so I thought I’d follow up
with something positive.
I don’t know about you, but I find it a pain to call stored procedures
from code. Either I end up writing way too much code to specify each
SqlParameter explicitly, or I use a tool like Microsoft’s Data Access
SqlHelper classj to pass in the parameter values,
which requires me to remember the correct parameter order (it actually
supports both methods of calling a stored procedure). What a pain!
In a recent post,
I compared the expressiveness of the Ruby style of writing code to the
current C# style of writing code. I then went on and demonstrated one
approach to achieving something close to Ruby’s expressiveness using
Extension Methods in C# 3.0.
Are your unit tests a little flat lately? Have they lost their shine and
seem a bit directionless? Maybe it’s time to jazz ’em up a bit with the
latest release of
Come on people! I count on you to keep me informed! It looks like he
started it way back in March.
UPDATE: Looks like Ian
Cooper had posted
pretty much the same code in the
to Scott’s blog post. I hadn’t noticed it. He didn’t have a chance to
compile it, so consider this post a validation of your example Ian! :)
You know what I really like about posts like
It’s a lot less writing for me. When people ask me what principles
Subtext development tries to follow I can just point them to this post
by Patrick Cauldwell.
This just in. CodePlex is planning to roll out TortoiseSVN support!
I wrote about
on my company’s blog, but thought I’d mention it here since I assume not
everyone has jumped at the chance to subscribe to that
blog (go on, it won’t bite)
Scott Hanselman writes a thought provoking post that asks the question, Is Microsoft Losing the Alpha Geeks? An
interesting question, but troublesome to make sense of, let alone answer.