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The Build Master Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices

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

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

Recently I’ve discovered there are two kinds of technical books: 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 for long periods…

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 (or…

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 telligenti   Ken Robertson’s  planned 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…

Technical Writing, Experts, Reviews & Proofreading

Technical Writing, Experts, Reviews & Proofreading

Last weekend I read two books, one had to do with developing using web standards and another was Professional Development with Web APIs : Google, eBay, Amazon.com, MapPoint, FedEx (Denise M. Gosnell, WROX). I was prepared for the API book to be a…

Update to Dayton-Cincinnati Code Camp Notes

I previously posted my notes from the Dayton-Cincinnati Code Camp that took place in January.  In it I wrote the following as part of my notes about Brian Sherwin’s session on SQL Server Reporting Services: Debug Local run Individual report…

Subversion error - certificate verification failed - with CruiseControl.NET

A few weeks ago I went through the exercise of downloading and setting up cruise control on my dev machine along with NAnt and some other tools (more on this later).  The night before last I spent about 3-4 hours optimizing by build scripts to make…

Best comment heard at Home & Garden show

My wife and I were walking down an aisle at the Cincinnati Home & Garden show yesterday and heard the following from 2 couples in front of us: Wife #1 (to wife #2): Mary, Hi, how are you. Wife #2: Oh, Hi.  I haven’t see you in like two years…