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Cool Windows XP Theme: Zune

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I ran into this while looking at the weblog of Alex Thissen. Download this from here.

December 1, 2006

Team Foundation Server roadmap

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I was quite surprised that nothing was announced on Team Foundation Server during this year's TechED. We've been using TFS since it its beta 3 stage, and we all know that it is a great product, but it still misses some important features. The biggest limitation from my perspective is the lack of ...

December 1, 2006

Anti-Patterns for Test Driven Development

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This is a nice and funny list of anti-patterns that you may recognize, and like me, may have used in the past. I particularly like The Inspector and Generous Leftovers. It seems to be quite difficutl to write a decent and reliable unit test without falling into the same trap again.

November 30, 2006

Office 2007 Developer posters

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If you're into developing based on the Microsoft Office 2007 System, you may like these great A0 posters created by Microsoft.

November 22, 2006

Uninstalling Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2

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Recently, I tried to uninstall Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh so that I can go back to Office 2003 again. Even though the uninstallation completed succesfully, Office 2003 refused to install due to some residual leftovers. Trying to delete the physical files and some obvious ...

November 20, 2006

GhostDoc on Vista

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If you, like me, have been using GhostDoc for improving the documentation of your code, you may have noticed that installing it on Vista causes some troubles. In order to succesfully install version 1.9.5 (for Visual Studio 2005), install it from the command line and make sure you use the fully q...

November 15, 2006

Leaving Barcelona

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I wonder how busy the Barcelona Airport is in the middle of the summer when all those people are transfered from and to coastal areas such as Calella, Lorett de Mar and Salou; it took us almost one hour just to check in. But Saturday afternoon, at around 15:30, I finally ...

November 12, 2006

TechED is over

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Oh my, this was already the last day at the 2006 Barcelona TechED for Developers. Tomorrow around noon, we'll fly back to cold and rainy Holland. That will sure be big a disappointment after enjoying a full week of warm and sunny days here in Barcelona. Anyway, still a few sessions to&n...

November 10, 2006

Patterns & Practices’ Web Service Factory

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While deeply mourning over losing my Idols Contest (well, a little bit), I visited Don Smith's introduction of the P&P's Web Service Software Factory. Since we at Ordina have a lot of experience with software factories through its DSL-based SMART-Microsoft Software Factory, I was eager t...

November 9, 2006

Not this year…

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Well, I just had my take in the 2006 TechED Idols Contest, and I lost. In the third wave, five contestants got a chance, but a Belgian student gave a fancy demo as if he has been doing that all his live. Well, I've tried and I give myself credits for that. The judges thought that I did ...

November 9, 2006