Sponsored By Aspose - File Format APIs for .NET

Aspose are the market leader of .NET APIs for file business formats – natively work with DOCX, XLSX, PPT, PDF, MSG, MPP, images formats and many more!

Monthly Archives: January 2007

Cropper 1.9 release – screen capture utility – level 200

Since I discovered Cropper, I’ve used it to create all of my screenshots.  I place and resize the translucent overlay onto my screen and capture exactly what I want to capture.  If you do screenshots, I’d recommend giving it a … Continue reading 

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

TeamCity 1.2 from JetBrains just released – level 200

From the name’s similarity with Microsoft’s TeamSystem, I thought JetBrains might be trying to compete with Microsoft in the team collaboration arena.  They might be still, but TeamCity 1.2 is definitely a continuous integration server.  JetBrains is well-known from their … Continue reading 

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Having a baby and an integration testing tip – level 400

I found out today that my wife is with child, and we're having a baby!  Now, on with the post. . .   Integration testing isn't your basic 200-level topic at an MSDN event.  It can be very involved.  I … Continue reading 

Posted in Learning, Testing, Tips & Tricks | 8 Comments

The first task of a new software project is to build trust – level 300

Please read this post by Brad Appleton (and some links off the post) about building trust in a software team.  The notion is very profound, and we don't talk about much in professional circles.  I, for one, can easily be … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile, Developer Community, Learning, Managing | Comments Off on The first task of a new software project is to build trust – level 300

Importance of developer data – level 200

Most of my experience has been with systems that require a relational database to house most of the data.  Some systems have used a combination of relational databases, files, and external sources.  Regardless of the data store, there are different ways to … Continue reading 

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I’ve been tagged. . . and enumerated classes – level 200

After being tagged my numerous people, here's my 5.  My long-time readers might know some of these if they've been reading closely over the past few years, but here are 5 things about me that aren't widely known: In college, … Continue reading 

Posted in Tips & Tricks | 15 Comments

MVP Summit – Party with Palermo – level 000

For all you MVPs out there, I'll be at the MVP summit in March, so count on a "Party with Palermo" the night before everything starts up.  I'll post more details (time/place) as it gets closer, but since tomorrow many … Continue reading 

Posted in Developer Community | 8 Comments