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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

less than 1 minute read

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

Printing a Compiled Help File (.CHM)

1 minute read

Many SDKs ship with a huge .CHM file that includes the documentation and often a class library reference. Also, many books are available as .CHM files as well. But since I prefer to read those books off-line, I often try to print out topics. Since the introduction of Internet Explorer 7, thi...

February 22, 2007

Virtual PC 2007 available for free

less than 1 minute read

I have been using Virtual PC 2007 since its first beta. Well, not voluntarily though, but simply because the 2004 version did not run properly on Windows Vista. Nevertheless, it has run like a charm since the very beginning. I've been using it to still do some leftover developments in Visual Stud...

February 21, 2007