For 90 days, you can sign up for free classes on MS’s latest developer products here:
I’ve used some of their e-learning materials before, and found them helpful. YMMV
I love Visual FoxPro. I love .NET too, but the platform
hasn’t had time to develop really interesting historical quirks.
VFP is increadibly backwards compatable. I was reminded of this
again today while reading the WIKI.
I saw this little command that moves the project manager outside of the
VFP IDE and onto the taskbar. Not terribly exciting until you
consider the syntax, which comes from a time when FoxPro ran on DOS,
UNIX, Mac and Windows.
SHOW WINDOW "PROJECT MANAGER" IN MACDESKTOP
I take what Raymond Chen says about coding as gospel. Therefore when he says not to retry a failure, I won’t.
I’m a huge fan of Joel Spolsky’s writing on joelonsoftware.com. He makes his shop
sound like THE place to work as a software developer. That’s why
I’m jazzed about the new DVD about the most recent project from Fog Creek Software. It’s a documentary about the experiences of their summer interns. Check out the preview here:
This is in no way a comment on my current employer. In
fact, they continue to impress me with their rational approach to
software development. My previous employer, however, is represented in many
ways by this story:
Here are some links I have found useful in studying Visual Studio Team System:
- Visual Studio 2005 Team System Home
- MSDN Webcasts
- MSDN Walkthroughs
- First thoughts on Customizing Process in VSTS
- Rick Laplante – Talking about VSTS on Channel 9, Part I
- Rick Laplante – Talking about VSTS on Channel 9 (Licensing), Part II
- Team Foundation Fundamentals: A Look at the Capabilities and Architecture
- Team Foundation: At Work
- Visual Studio 2005 Team Developer
- Distributed System Design Suite
- Visual Studio Team Test
- Eric Lee on TheServerSide.NET
- MSDN Walkthroughs
- Chris Menegay’s WebLog
There is much to report in this space, but I have been too busy having
experiences to stop and document them.
TechEd was exhausting, and extremely fun. If anyone knows how I
can get a RSVP code for PDC, click the contact link, please.
I’m getting divorced and moving to a new residence. If that wasn’t stressful enough,
I started a new job last week, and I’m presenting the fruits of my
TechEd experience at the East Tennessee .NET Users’ Group
tomorrow night. Whew!