Videos: Security, Performance Testing, and Visual Studio Team System

We posted our ASP.NET 2.0 security videos, performance testing videos, and Visual Studio Team System videos to the MSDN library. Video Index Video Index ASP.NET 2.0 Security VideosKeith Brown explains the mechanics behind some common input and data validation security issues and how to address them. Explained – Canonicalization Explained – Cookies Explained – Cross-Site Scripting…

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TFS Guide: A Top Download on CodePlex

It was a nice surprise to see that yesterday our patterns & practices Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Guide was among the top downloads on CodePlex. The HMTL version of the guide is available on MSDN at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb668991.aspx.  My Related Posts Guidance Explorer: A Top Download on CodePlex Now on MSDN: patterns & practices Team…

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Pattern-based Leadership vs. Fact-Based Management

I found an interesting article about contextual decision making.  “A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making,” an article in Harvard Business Review, is about tailoring your decision making approach based on the context.  You can use the Cynefin Framework to figure out which context you’re operating in, so you can choose the most effective response.  The…

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Harvard Business Review and The Economist

I’m always on the prowl for sources of profound insight.  At my leadership workshop last week, I noticed the instructor had a wealth of practical insights and distinctions that aren’t common knowledge.  I asked him his favorite sources of information and he listed two: Harvard Business Review The Economist I was surprised because I had…

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Patterns vs. Tooling

I’m a fan of patterns.  I think of patterns simply as problem and solution pairs.  I wandered by The Hogg Blog and noticed Jason’s post on The Great Debate: Patterns vs Tooling.  Since patterns and tooling both have their place, I think there’s less of a debate and more of a gap between state of…

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Human Shepherds and the Law of Relevancy

Yesterday, Ed helped me word a “law” that I use for important decisions and that I see show up quite a bit in a number of places.  It’s the law of human relevancy. The Law of RelevancyNo matter how relevant the information is, it’s more relevant with the help of the right people. The Human…

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How To Build Your Own Guide with Guidance Explorer

You can build your own guide using Guidance Explorer.  Guidance Explorer is a front-end browser optimized for our patterns & practices guidance store.  Here’s some of the usage scenarios: Build a guide of your favorite patterns & practices items. Build a custom set of guidelines for your team. Build a custom checklist for a security…

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