Adam Singer

Veni, vidi, expertus sum- I came, I saw, I tested

Editorial privileges

A follow-up question from my most recent post– How often do you think you’ll want to edit the comments and checkin notes of previously submitted changesets? Will you use it? Do you want to be able to edit other parts of the changeset (note that work item links can be added via the work items… Read more

Alice in changesets

In our last episode, we discussed the checkin process. Of course, checking in changes isn’t the end of the process; it’s really just a new beginning. Changesets represent discrete points in time and can be used refer to a specific state of the repository. As such, you use changesets to specify a particular version of… Read more

Mmmm… tastes like checkin

I have a few further questions about your Team System usage for those of you playing around with the December CTP: How often do you check in changes? How many files are in each checkin on average? Did you import a large source tree when you started playing with the system? Suppose you have multiple… Read more

Welcome to the Hotel Team Foundation

So, this has been awhile coming. Let’s blame that on the combination of 2 zillion screenshots and the lovely weather we’ve been having. You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave. Well, actually, you can only check in if the tree isn’t currently locked, you have the right permissions, and… Read more

Weapon of Choice

Here’s yet another question for anyone out there using the December CTP. When you want to use version control, do you find you more often use the command line or the VS integrated client? Which would you rather use? Have you found anything lacking in one or the other? Also, stay tuned for upcoming posts… Read more

Stream of conscience

A friend out in Redmond recently passed along this link. Stan Zdonik was my advisor up at Brown, and I was fortunate enough to help out on the StreamBase project when it was called Aurora. Apparently, Forbes.com found out about StreamBase and wanted to know more. InfoWorld also has an article and interview on the… Read more

The Changeset at the Pend of the Universe

Reading Jason’s post on lock types got me thinking about the general concept of pending changes. While some users may already be familiar with the concept, not all other version control systems use similar models. For the uninitiated, here’s a bit of background that may clear things up. Thanks to James for his input! What… Read more

Team System: Behind the curtain

Yesterday evening, I joined the Triangle .NET Users Group for their monthly general meeting. The topic du jour was none other than our very own Visual Studio Team System as presented by MSDN Developer Community Champion Geoff Snowman. Of particular interest to me were the questions asked by the group. Chief among the questions were… Read more