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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Microsoft Architecture: Design Enterprise-Class Systems with .NET Framework 2.0

A great page with HEAPS of webcast links.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/archdesignsystems.mspx

Whether you are an enterprise architect or a home hobbyist, developing enterprise-class applications is not difficult with a proper foundation built on proven industry best practices. In this series, we focus on a variety of design and architecture topics for both developing mission-critical business systems and doing rapid application development. Specific topics include everything from software patterns to code libraries to Class and Object-oriented design for Web, Smart Client, and backend systems. We also discuss the new Visual Studio Team System and the advantages of architecting with .NET Framework 2.0.


On This Page:

Architecture

Smart Client

Extensibility

Getting Started

Next Generation .NET Framework 3.0 and Vista

Security

Software Development Lifecycle

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Timesnapper: Automatic screenshot journal

I'm a bit slow... I know. I only just found this very cool tool. http://www.timesnapper.com

You set it's time interval then press click "Start". The tool will take a screen shot at the set interval and you can "Browse Day" whenever you like. Very cool! You can choose how fast to view your day, so you can get a quick refresh of what you've been working on all day.

No more wondering about how long you spent on different tasks or different clients. :)

So simple!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Visual Studio for the DB Pro!!! OMG!!!

I just watched the Channel 9 video about Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals. Amazing stuff!!!

Unit tests, data generation, schema sync ... and heaps more! Absolutely crazy not to use this!

More info at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/products/dbpro/default.aspx

Watch the video though ... seriously! :)