VS 2008: First Impressions

OK, I finally upgraded to VS 2008 and am giving it a whirl.  And this is Visual Studio Team Systems Development Edition.  So some things may not apply. But before I really begin, I should note a few things: I’m not using any C# 3.0 features yet.  That means no LINQ, no Lambda, no Anonymous […]

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Managers as Scrum Masters

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I recently started and participated in a threaded discussion on the LeanAgileScrum Yahoo Group. Although the complete thread is available here, I will condense it here to share what I consider some genuine highlights of this discussion involving a sub-thread with non other than Mary Poppendieck. Yes, that Mary Poppendieck. Anyway, I have heard much […]

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Unit Testing Bliss in Visual Studio 2008

This post seems appropriate to counter my original post, Unit Testing Irritants in Visual Studio 2008. F5, You Moron Firstly, as pointed out by the mysterious Richard in a comment on my original post, you can execute your Test Project (and therefore all unit tests in it) by setting it to your default project and […]

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Over-Engineering a Device Driver

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Duh. And to think this came from Apple. Well, RealTek, actually. Seriously, though. Let’s take a lesson from this. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. My wife reminds me of this frequently so I admit to being guilty of this from time to time. Like the bed I made for us when we […]

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Free Copy of Visual Studio 2008 Pro

If you live in the Boise or south western Idaho area, you can get a free copy of Visual Studio 2008 Pro. How? By attending this event, the VS2008 Install Fest. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032360765&Culture=en-US The deal is, you show up at Overland Park Cinemas in Boise on the afternoon of December 6th and install VS2008 and you […]

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition

Are ya ready for this? DOES NOT COME WITH UNIT TESTING FEATURES! Seriously. Microsoft made a big deal out of putting the unit test capabilities into the professional version of VS (Team System), but they left it out of the Architecture Edition? I guess this means I should have more time to be Architecty since […]

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