Monthly Archives: November 2004

The three software development environments

Robert Boque has an article called Understanding the Differing Goals of Software Development on In it, he describes three different software development environments in general terms. Corporate Development Robert further divides this category into two subcategories, small and large … Continue reading 

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Tool: TestDriven.NET

Everyone else is doing it, so why not me? TestDriven.NET – go download it! [via Scott Hanselman]

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Tool: Design Pattern Automation Toolkit (open source)

Here’s an interesting open source project, Design Pattern Automation Toolkit. From the web site: Features Allow new design patterns to be plugged into the design of software application as they are discovered. The developers can develop design pattern plug-ins using the … Continue reading 

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The Mozilla Development Process

A lot has been made about how great the Firefox browser is, and how it’s finally better than IE. One thing that has been overlooked, though, is the process Mozilla is using to develop software. Sure, everyone laughed when Joel … Continue reading 

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Microsoft Mid-Atlantic Community Leaders meeting

Last night Geoff Snowman, Developer Community Champion, and Andrew Duthie, Developer Evangelist, held an event for Microsoft MVPs, user group leaders, and INETA volunteers in the mid-Atlantic district. Mark DiGiovanni and I represented the WeProgram.NET contingent! I have to say it … Continue reading 

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Free ASP.NET utilities by Carlos

Wow. Carlos provides all these useful little utilities for free (especially the Excel Xml Writer!): WebChart: Control for rendering charts in ASP.NET and WinForms application XGrid: IE Behavior to render XML as a grid with filtering/paging/sorting support in the client-side … Continue reading 

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How to determine whether Javascript is enabled

I just found an interesting article on 15seconds, Creating a Server Control for JavaScript Testing by George Masselli. It shows you how to create a control that verifies whether Javascript is supported and enabled. Apparently it is not easy to … Continue reading 

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PureText – copy text without formatting

Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple. Just … Continue reading 

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Microsoft’s response to Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer’s response to Firefox: the IE Marketplace.

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Wal-Mart special

This is hilarious. Short version – a guy suits up as a storm trooper and goes to Wal-Mart.

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