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Great Stuff from Bill Wagner

Bill Wagner gave a great presentation at the Dayton.NET Developers Group last night. Jim Holmes beat me to the punch - actually I was waiting the appropriate 24 hours before calling dibbs since Jim is the organizer of the group. You can...


The guide to etiquette for stealing someone's thunder: The Rules for Calling Blogging Dibs

A couple of days ago I was wondering if there were rules about that sort of thing. Apparently there are rules! Thanks, Phil Haack, for the explanation. Technorati Tags: Blogging


More fun with CruiseControl.NET, NAnt and Subversion: Another method for getting the Subversion Revision Number in NAnt

Earlier this week I got our build server versioning our builds using the standard x.x.x.x nomenclature where the first two sets are major and minor versions, which are manually set and updated when appropriate, the third number is the build number...


Backronym

I was reading Dennis Forbes' post Interesting Facts About Domain Names (via Seth Godin) when I came upon the following excerpt: Stepping up to four letter sequences, choosing among the 456,976 combinations, yields a vastly greater availability --...


The Build Master: Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices

I read The Build Master: Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices (Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology) by Vincent Maraia this evening. It provides a nice glimpse into Microsoft's build process for their NT operating systems...


Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas

Recently I've discovered there are two kinds of technical books: 1. Big honkin' tech books that I start reading with the best of intentions, get two chapters into and wind up as part of the psuedo-furniture pile of books beside my chair...


Location! Location! Location!

No, I'm not going to discuss buying your next home (well, maybe a little bit), but instead I want to write a bit about selecting a spot for your home office. While your home office space is not technically a tool, it might be considered the best...


Things to post - 3/25/2006 edition

Once again - mostly just useful notes to myself, but hey - It's my blog - I can post what I want: 1. Essential tools for Geographically dispersed dev teams - article #1 - choosing the right spot for your home office. 2. Essential tools for...


Dayton .NET Developers Group meeting, Jim Holmes' Open Source Test Tools Presentation, and more

I just got home from the Dayton .NET Developer's Group March meeting. Jim Holmes gave a great presentation on Open Source Test Tools including NUnit, MBUnit, Fitnesse, Rhino.Mock, ZaneBug and Watir. It was a great presentation and if you get a...


Blog Series: Essential Tools for Geographically Dispersed Development Teams

Reading of telligentiKen Robertson'splanned series of posts about working remotely reminded me that I had planned of putting together a list of essential tools for remote development teams. Actually, the list was planned to be a small portion of a...