The CodePlex Team and the patterns & practices Summit

The CodePlex team will be well represented again at the patterns & practices Summit in Redmond, WA – November 5-9, 2007 . We will be presenting or co-presenting the following sessions: “Yet Another Talk on Agility” – Brad Wilson and Peter Provost Dependency Injection Frameworks – Brad Wilson and Scott Densmore EntLib Devolved – Scott…


Moving Day

I have decided for a number of reasons to move my blog to a new address. The new address is For a few posts I will be cross-posting but about a month from now I will be at the new address exclusively. Please join me at my new blog home.


TechEd 2007

I will be at TechEd next week. I am helping out my co-author Will Stott at a Chalk-Talk Session on Monday, June 4 at 4:45p. The session is titled, “Microsoft Visual Studio Team System for Agile Teams”. In addition to this I will be at the “Open Source Software in Enterprise Development” panel discussion at lunch time…


Teamprise and CodePlex

When we launched CodePlex last June we thought there might be an issue with some projects that had contributors who did not work on Windows. This was confirmed when we heard feedback loud and clear saying I cannot put my project on CodePlex because the only client that you have for Source Control is Team…


How to make sense of Code Coverage metrics

(co-authored with Brad Wilson) Even since the release of Visual Studio Team System 2005 with easy to use code coverage tools, people inside (and outside) of Microsoft have been talking about what it means. The most common approach we’ve seen is for a team leader to mandate a minimum code coverage number (like “all code…


CodePlex Deployment – February 20, 2007

We deployed a new version of the CodePlex software this past Tuesday. I wanted to give you a break down of the features and issues that we deployed, as well as give you a preview of some changes to the upcoming release pages that we are currently working on for the deployment on March 13th….


CodePlex Deployment – January 30, 2007

We deployed a new version of CodePlex last week on Tuesday, January 30th. Some of the features/issues that we deployed include the following: Forums/Discussions (56 votes) – The theme (more on this in a separate blog post) for this release was to provide an update to the forums, which have been renamed discussions. This included the…


CodePlex is Hiring

Would you like to work on the CodePlex project? Now is your chance to participate in the further development of the website. The CodePlex team has an open web developer position. For details click here.


My Car was in for Patching (I mean service)

I was having a problem with my car last week and I took it into the dealership because it is still under warranty. The problem I was having was the radio worked intermittently. I figured that there was something wrong with the radio. Wrong! I received a call from the dealership at the end of…