Story Mapping Software

Updated 16 Sep, 2015 to freshen up the links A few weeks ago I ran a free, half-day Agile software requirements workshop in Boise. There were over 100 attendees and we had good conversations about re...

Top 5 Reasons to use VS Database Projects

There is a traditional resistance to using database projects – the production system is the reference point, and I have a backup, so what is the problem, right? Since the GDR2 was released, this trad...

Team Foundation Build and FinalBuilder

When looking at FinalBuilder and Team Foundation Build side by side, the obvious breakdown in features and advantages looks like this. Team Foundation Build provides a complete build solution with ea...

Version Control with 2008 SP1

I am a simple man. All I ever wanted was drag and drop for source control. That folder chooser dialog was a bear. Now we will get it with Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Thank goodness. From the web site: Si...

Are you aware of Aware Server?

Last week I had a chance to meet some of the brains behind gridGISTICS – a .NET development company in Atlanta that gets it. Not only are they up to speed on the latest .NET 3.x technologies, b...

NBusiness on CodePlex feels like a Ruby app

NBusiness is an Entity Definition Language focused on the creation of business entities.  Basically, you use a construct called E# to build a code file, which is then ‘compiled’ into...

Plug-in to Get Latest on Check-out

Sela has created a great little plug-in to VS 2005 that will warn you when you’re doing a check-out if there are later revisions of any of those files on the TFS server.  Download it here.

C# to Javascript Compiler

Learning a new language isn’t always fun, especially Javascript.  Plus, when you’re working in one language, it takes context switching to flip to another, even for a trivial task.&n...

Compacting your VPCs

John Paul Cook, a Microsoft MVP for Virtual Machines has an excellent article on VM Central on how to use Acronis to effectively compact your VPCs.  (The article also covers other areas of inter...