Well, this is the geek way to say this... today is the day... at approximately 8:10am est on July 31st, my official age is the equivalent of 1010 or $28 or written in another format : 0x28 (or in VB &h28). That’s also 50 in octal (which really sucks! I think base 10 looks better than that don’t you think)... [yep, I’m a geek... you can figure it out... to find that not only am I a geek... but an old one... I wrote all this the night before because tomorrow, I’m afraid that I will be cursed...
Core Addin Challenge: 1 week with CodeRush/Refactor Pro
[UPDATE 8/5: Rory noticed a couple spelling errors in people's names and also noted that I should give Koen HanHoefkens credit for his excellent CR_RESOLVE plugin]
I have survived my first week with CodeRush/Refactor Pro (CR/RP). I have discovered a few things about my development habits:
I don’t memorize all that many shortcut keystrokes... I tend to look for the "one keystroke to rule them all." Interestingly enough I avoid mouse usage as well
With the competing produce (R#) I use about 7 features:
DLRScript 0.55 released for Silverlight2 Beta2
[UPDATE: I forgot to add the link to the project - http://www.codeplex.com/dlrscript/]
It took a bit of time for this release. In the end I had to take everything a step back (as well as there are probably a few "mid thoughts" in here as the release of SL2 Beta 2 caught me a bit by surprise... actually the changes to the DLR caught me more by surprise).
The step back is that we no longer get script code lines when there are issues. I’ll try to bring this feature back, but right now if it breaks, you’ll know it via an...
MS MVC Thoughts
[NOTE: I haven’t quite had much of a chance to look at the new Preview 4, so take this as someone nearly informed. I haven’t read about anything in the Preview 4 that changes what I’m going to say. Also, remember that I am the admin/editor of the blog site which is Alt Alt.NET... so testability/mockabilty doesn’t really resonate with me.] I know it’s shocking that I would have something to weigh in on MS MVC, but I do. For those who don’t know. I took some issue with Ayende’s "leaky abstraction" back in my CodeBetter days (they had...
Core Addin Challenge : Hello CodeRush/Refactor Pro
[Disclaimer: Before I start this series I want you all to know that I love Resharper! It has made me a better developer, and if you pay attention you will see why I think that. At the same time I love Dev Express. As a company they are constantly giving back to the community. While I’m not a fan of Mark Miller’s humor, their addin framework is about the best you will find IMO... and Scott Hanselman (ScottHa from here on) loves CodeRush/Refactor. I love ScottHa; he has shown me all kinds of cools utility that I couldn’t live without......
Tampa User eXperience (TUX) User Group is coming September 10th, 2008…
I am proud to announce that I and a couple other guys are starting User Group that revolves around User Experience (or UX) in the MS tools eco-system. The other guys are Shawn Cady, Perry Panagopoulos, and Bill Reiss (MVP) [Bill always gets his MVP props].
I could give you all their backgrounds, but I’ll make them do it at the first meeting. I’m sure Papa Fish (aka www.devfish.net) the local MS Dev Evangelist (my Blog Father) Joe Healy will be around (at least for the first meeting).
Our focus will be on the "now" of Ajax and how it...
Types of Silverlight2 apps
I want to go on record for a prediction. I believe when the dust settles with Silverlight2 (SL2, hereafter), we will have 2 major types of apps. To me this is fairly obvious, but if all you did was look at SL2 tutorials you would get a different view altogether. You see all the tutorials that exist out there show you what I think is the preferred way: a single application that lives in the browser as a plugin. I also see another SL2 type of app: the SL2 enhanced Ajax App. Seriously, there will be those who will...