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  • TechEd 2007 Day 1: Summary

    The first day gone quickly so there is a few words of summary. As this is my first TechEd, first impression is very good. Huge number of sessions, topics and advance levels makes making choice sometimes difficult but anyone will find something interesting...
    Published 11-06-2007 9:38 AM by Jimmy
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  • TechEd 2007 Day 2: Barcelona vs Glasgow Rangers

    Yesterday ends on La Rambla fully packed with Glasgow Rangers fans. I hope the Rangers will win today because I want to see something in Barcelona but just the burnt out city. But let's back to the conference itself. Below you can find some information...
  • More About Building Community

    I’m pretty lucky that my boss understands how important the community is and supports us with that in any possible way. Last time I wrote about having some fun together, this time about something more technical. It will be over a month now since we started...
    Published 09-20-2007 4:06 PM by Jimmy
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  • SQL Doc Public Beta

    Red Gate recently published SQL Doc Beta on their forum . This is nice and simple tool for documenting SQL 2000 and 2005 databases can be downloaded here . According to the forum announcement, this beta release includes: Document one or many databases;...
    Published 11-08-2006 12:02 PM by Jimmy
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  • Multiple sites and host headers on localhost with IIS7

    One of the limitations of the IIS6 on Windows XP is that IIS is limited to only one site, so I had to use virtual directories for every site I was working on. Unfortunately I had one project that has to be placed directly in the site, not in a virtual...
    Published 03-01-2007 2:01 PM by Jimmy
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  • Pex: a fish with big teeth

    Actually, Pex it's not a fish, it's Program EXploration, tool for test generation and dynamic analysis designed by Microsoft Research . Examples of features can be found on the project page . In shortcut, Pex is able to analyse .NET application and use...
    Published 03-09-2007 10:43 AM by Jimmy
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  • Murphy’s Laws of .NET

    Wednesdays break with a bit of smile. Some time ago, a few months in fact, Firoz Ansari has written on his blog Murphy's Laws of .NET. I think it is worth to remember if someone didn't see that already (like me). There will be six ways to do same thing...
    Published 11-22-2006 4:37 PM by Jimmy
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  • A Sort of Excuse

    I'm slowly coming back to normal life after a couple of months spent in hell. I promised myself I will never ever get "spare time" project anymore. List of articles, posts and books is grown massively. Wife wants to kill me as well as friends. So here...
    Published 06-06-2007 8:59 AM by Jimmy
  • Continuous Integration #2: Versioning and deployment

    Here we are in the second part of the cycle. In the first part I show basic concepts and first, simple build script that allows us to build our project on server. This time I will show how to configure automatic versioning and deploying the application...
  • Just Surface - I Want That Table!

    I will be surprised if you still don't know what the Microsoft Surface Computing is. But if you dont... Take a look to Microsoft Surface project homepage. I will not try to describe here what is that about. I have no world to do that. It have to bee seen...
    Published 05-30-2007 11:33 AM by Jimmy
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  • My New Job

    One of the changes last time was a new job. At mid of April I've started in MessageLabs in Gloucester as a Software Engineer. For most of us that name connects to small footer we can see sometimes in emails. That's it. Company is working on security,...
    Published 06-06-2007 1:07 PM by Jimmy
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  • CI In TFS Orcas - Short Review

    Last month I'm focusing almost only on Continuous Integration. Number of hours spent on that subject allows me to pretend be advanced. So far all my CI experience was limited to CruiseControl.NET (95%) and a bit of Team Foundation Server. A problem with...
  • Building Community

    I think everyone knows how important community is. Or at least everyone should know that. I think that is even more vital for teams we are working with. After all communication is one of the primary principals, not only according to agile, and how to...
    Published 09-14-2007 4:10 PM by Jimmy
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  • .NET Developer Software Charity Auction

    Well, Christmas are coming, so this special time I can allow myself to publish some charity. Jamie Cansdale wrote about software charity auction on his blog . Action is designated to support the charity Wells for Zoë , an Irish charity set up in 2005...
    Published 12-19-2006 3:51 PM by Jimmy
  • Validator Extender back again (under a new name now)

    Welcome again in the topic. Some time ago we went through a course which gave us fully functional extender. Just to remember, the course has the four parts: Introduction – what Atlas Extender is and how to create our own validation extender, Page methods...

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