Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp

If you want to get ahead with developing solutions for the latest version of Windows, then this sounds like a fantastic event in the making. I’m a big fan of Mark Russinovich and I also enjoyed watching the Channel 9 videos of Landy Wang (memory manager guru) and Arun Kishan (architect in the Windows kernel team) – and to have these guys make an appearance at the developer boot camp makes me wish I had the chance to go. Ah well, you win some, you loose some.

To any of you who are going, I hope you have a great time (I hope the sound of my gritted teeth didn’t come through there!).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

.NET Reflector 6 EAP Available!

For those of you who love using .NET Reflector, there is now an EAP of version 6 available here. Red Gate have done a ton of work in this version to allow you to step into .NET code using a .NET Reflector addin in Visual Studio. There is an example walkthrough of this listed in the above I link I gave. As I´m currently in Tenerife, I can´t test the addin,but I have downloaded version 6 to have a quick look. On the whole it still looks the same as version 5, so for this EAP the big news is the VS integration. I´m sure that Red Gate will had features to the stand alone Reflector program as well. Looking forward to the next release :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Telerik Release TFS Work Item Manager & TFS Project Dashboard

Just a quick mention of some new, and free, tools from Telerik for those of you who use Team Foundation Server as part of your development process. The new tools are applications that you can use to view things such as work items, iteration and sprint details (for those of you using the agile templates), progress information (number of items completed, those currently being worked on, etc). Doesn’t sound like anything special, but when you see the great UI which is presented to you (built with WPF), you’ll soon forget about using the boring team explorer tab in Visual Studio.

A video on the site shows you an introduction to the tools, which I’m going to install tomorrow if I can squeeze some time in.