30 Nov
2012

Visual Studio Light Edition

I noticed this blog post from Scott Hanselman the other day about Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop. This post included a screenshot from the installation program. Something that really took me by the throat is this: Notice that the Express edition of Visual Studio seems to require no less than 4.15 GB of […]

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15 May
2010

Tell me what you don’t like about TFS 2010

I know that a lot of people have had bad experiences with TFS over the years, and so does the TFS development team. The team at Microsoft is very intent on learning what it is that people find irritating, problematic, or difficult, and correcting it. Some major headway was made with the 2010 release of […]

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1 Apr
2010

Visual Studio: Open in Full XAML View by Default

So I am using Visual Studio 2008 for developing WPF and Silverlight applications.  The one thing that really annoys me is when I open a .XAML file and then Visual Studio automatically opens the file in split view mode.  I am sure you are well aware of how VS 2008 support for the preview pane […]

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28 Sep
2009

Code Cast 32 – Tommy Norman

At the Agile 2009 conference in Chicago, I got to meet some great people I?d previously known only in electronic form. Tommy Norman is one of those folks, as he and I have had many conversations on Twitter. Tommy is a System Architect at Compuware in Nashville, TN where focuses on Application Lifecycle Management. He […]

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16 Oct
2008

A Primer on ALM in the Microsoft Stack

By now I you’ve likely heard the term ALM. For the uninitiated, here is the latest from Wikipedia. Application lifecycle management (ALM) regards the process of delivering software as a continuously repeating cycle of inter-related steps: definition, design, development, testing, deployment and management. Each of these steps needs to be carefully monitored and controlled. Does […]

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