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Playing in the snow

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The holiday is over and the snow is gone. The rain is back and the job is waiting. Ah well, I really do like my job, but it was so nice to clear my mind while descending from a shiny white slope starting at the top of a mountain.Anyhow, last weekend I returned from a week of skiing in La Toussuir...

March 26, 2007

Free web-based interface for TFS available now!

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This is certainly incredible. One day after I blogged about my complaints on Team Foundation Server (especially its lack of a web-based interface), Microsoft announced that they’ve acquired DevBiz Business Solutions, the creators of TeamPlain, the best commercial TFS-based product available. And ...

March 26, 2007

What’s not in Team Foundation Server

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Being a great improvement over tools such as SourceSafe and alike, I've been using the Team System products for over a year now. Microsoft has always been very good in delivering an integrated experience. Still, I do miss some essential features that should have been part of the product from the ...

March 24, 2007

NHibernate best practices

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As I’m in the process of introducing NHibernate into a reusable architecture based on Microsoft’s Web Client and Web Service Software Factories, I’ve been struggling with several decisions. Should I encapsulate access to NHibernate classes in some data access layer? Where do I keep its ISessionFa...

March 23, 2007

Addicted to Sudoku

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I've never understood the hype around the Sudoku puzzles, or maybe I simple never paid attention to it. But recently, while visiting my parents, my father told me about his newest addiction. Due to his enthousiasm, I've tried one myself. It's a bit getting used to, but eventually it worked for me...

February 24, 2007