ElegantCode

A software blog

30 Apr
2004

Cruise Control.Net 0.6

I just finished installing Cruise Control.Net 0.6 on our build box (A virtual machine, BTW), and I am very happy! The new Dashboard is excellent and installation was much easier this time around since I knew what I was doing. OPur master build script uses nAntContrib‘s mkiisdir task to make a VROOT for every new CC.Net project on the […]

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29 Apr
2004

major.minor[.build[.revision]]

Microsoft says that major.minor[.build[.revision]] is the version schema for assemblies. Shouldn’t it be: major.minor[.revision[.build]] ? Well, I just wrote an app that is underpinned by System.Version which uses major.minor[.build[.revision]] and I find MS’s logic so confounding here that I actually considered backing out their Version class for one of my own. I ranted about System.Version […]

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24 Apr
2004

1994 Northland Camper For Sale

I continue to purge my belongings and here is the next item to go. Our 1994 Northland Camper. 4 kids under 7 years old in this space during a rain storm is too much to bear. We re moving to a trailer or something. About the Camper 1994 Northland Polar Loaded, this was their top […]

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24 Apr
2004

.Text Updates?

I really have appreciated and liked as a blogging engine, but I am increasingly afraid that I am either going to have to rip into this code or look elsewhere for an engine. While I appreciate Scott’s contribution to the community, the guy is busy, and that has obviously pushed this little side project out […]

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22 Apr
2004

TDD Justifies Itself

Although I was not a quick convert to TDD, I think I was just won over. I am currently writing a custom task for nAnt and am using TDD practices while doing so, running tests and refactoring , etc. Here’s the meat. I have been playing with an algorithm for incrementing build numbers in my […]

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22 Apr
2004

System.Version

Can anyone tell me why this class is A) sealed or B) not a struct? I had to write a horribly goofy wrapper class over the top of System.Version because I couldn’t derive from it. While we are at it, why are the member properties read only? This class provides basically no functionality other than operator overladed […]

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18 Apr
2004

Using Virtual Machines

I know I am a bit late to the game on this subject, but our team has begun making extensive use of MS Virtual PC for development environments. This is a new world! I love having a baseline image and working from there for individual projects. We recently purchased some portable USB hard drives for […]

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