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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:41

VS 2008 and VS 2005 on the Same MAchine

VS 2008 and VS 2005 on the Same MAchine


Visual Studio 2008 and Visual studio 2005 on the same Machines

I just received a Dell Vostro 4000 Quad Core- (2.4GHZ) 4GB Memory with 500GB Sata drive and 19# monitor.

I am not too happy with the machine for the Following reasons:

1.0 It Has 300w of Power supply, which is not adequate
2.0 Speakers are powered from USB Outlet, which is pathetic.
3.0 The Monitor is running ar 1280*1024 in 32 bit mode, The colour and contrast rendering is very poor.
4.0 The Key board rattles
5.0 The mouse buttons rattles and accidentally by slight click turns into web page magnification mode while scrolling.

Any way, I was trying to work with Dreamwever 8 and VS 2008 professional on the same machine.

The machines has XPP with service pack 2 and all the updates.

Now the problem begins:

1.0 C# applications which interfaces with and Sql express 2005 is crashing in VS 2008 with no apparent reason. The event log of the machines is Giving run time .NET Version 2 Error. I am yet to decipher this bug with MSDN knowledge base. Many people in code project has had this bug in VS 2008.
2.0 So to get the project Going I installed VS 2005 Prof on the same machine. I started getting, Security violation error- project locations is not safe etc etc.
3.0 Applied all the patches for VS 2005 service pack 1. After this Security violation error went away. However Even in Vs 2005 – Unknown run time error is still there.
4.0 I have a question, Do I have to Uninstall Sql Express 2005 which is part of VS 2008.
5.0 For some reason VS 2005 is unable to access SQL Express 2005 Tables.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

One suggestions that I have received in CodeProject is to De-CRAPIFY the sytem.
Which involves RE Installing XPP and So on. I am trying to save some time.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:39

Eclipse Process Framework Project- Bacon

Eclipse Process Framework Project- Bacon


Eclipse Process framwork Project by Bacon - a Must Read. At least we should look at Bacon's Slides.

More on this later

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:38

Application Framework in C#

Application Framework in C#


I was told that I should be looking into Application Framework and C# book such as.

There is no google preview and my local library/bookstore has no copy.

I am yet to acquire this book, however I have planty of GOF Patterns books. and

I have read this one
As I get the book and revise the Framework, I will post more details.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:36

MSDN Channel 9 Videos

MSDN Channel 9 Videos


I have a habit of watching Videos, when I am having a cofee and or taking a break:
Microsft Reasearch and Architectural Videos are worth watching, including Framewoks and stuff

What do you think?

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:34

Continuous Inspection: Sharing A Practice

Continuous Inspection: Sharing A Practice


There are several ways to achieve continuous inspection. Some organisations do it by pair reviewing where one person types and the other is considered suggesting code and design improvements. Some teams have another developer review their code before committing it to the VCS repository. Some follow formal peer reviews, in which a developer's peers watch the code and offer better ideas. And may be few more.

In our case we do it using code reviews, which is more like the second form, I have mentioned in the paragraph above. But we do it after committing to VCS. Not a good thing right? I would elaborate it later. The other way we follow is pair programming which is not exactly the form of continuous inspection, but it helps in some way, if not exactly.

Pair Programming
It something annoyed few of our team mates, including me, in the beginning. Nobody was comfortable when someone is watching while the one programs. But after practicing it for a few weeks things changed. One important thing is we must switch in both ways for example, I watch, you code now you watch, I code; and the other is switching the partners so everybody knows everyones weak and strong points and the style of coding. That brings a drastic personal improvement. We found it as an efficient way for some tasks and bad, not really bad but inappropriate, for others. This works best when its about to train a new developer, to implement something complex or not routine and it helps transferring the skills as well. So, now we don't practice this for every other task.

After getting all these benefits, one benefits which it gives you the code quality and most of the time you don't really need to inspect the code exclusively.

Code Reviews
This is the thing, we merely follow for continuous inspection. In our team we found that most of us are very good in coding but not as good in reviewing other developers code. So, what we did was, we generated code review tickets using hook script provided by our project management system. Its your choice how you want to generate it whether you want the tickets to be assigned randomly or in a particular order. Now, on every commit we have a code review ticket assigned to any of the team mate. He/She needs to review it and then close it after making appropriate changes, if required. This way we got a good improvement in the skill of understanding other developers code and the design pattern we should follow for a particular scenario. We improved on software quality, bug reports, code clarity.

Please share your's in comments. Thanks.

Related Links:
Automation for the people: Continuous Inspection
Paul Duvall on continuous inspection with software inspectors
Peer Reviews in Software: A Practical Guide

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Jommla, LAMP, Dreamweaver, CSS, PHP and ASP.NET


Trying to understand where Joomla, LAMP, DreamweaverCSSPHPand work together for SMB marketplace. More and more customers are asking for web maintenance/update functionalty; can Macromedia Contribute work with these technologies?

As I discover these answers, I will update the Blog.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:26

Push to Test- Google Tech Talk- Must see

Push to Test- Google Tech Talk- Must see


Please watch this google tech talk-push to test, some thing new- and better
Push to test video

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:12

Micosoft Action Pack

Micosoft Action Pack


Just received this querters action pack. It is quite a list of software for SMB markets.
I hope to check this out soon. I think I received about 80 DVD. Enough for holidays.
More on this later

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:11

SQL Server 2005 Express for Developers

SQL Server 2005 Express for Developers


I just Received The book-

1.0 Sql Server 2005 Express for Developers- Apress -ISBN-1-590059-720-6
I will comment about the content, However quite a lot of the stuff is still in MSDN and Code Project.

2.0 Also Picked up the Lion's Commentary on Unix- The classic Text- I always wanted to buy this one but was out of print.

And thirdly

1.0 Execution- The Discipline of Getting Things Done- NYT Best Seller-ISBN- 0-609-61057-0
I definitely need this book. To keep me focused on getting some thing done every hour.( This is true)

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Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:10

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture


I am just going over the Book
A practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture- ISBN 0-13-141275-2
I am trying out some of the ideas with Ea-7.0 of Sparkworks.
Details on this wll be posted soon.
A side note, some of these books may be avilable in google library, please look into that.

I have the objective to keep this blog FAT-Free. Please let me know if you would like to publish and participate in postings.

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