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

Note: This article is updated at The Law of Human 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 Relevancy No matter how relevant the information is,…

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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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Now on MSDN: patterns & practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

You can now find our patterns & practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications on MSDN in HTML.  It’s the same guidance we hosted on CodePlex.  CodePlex was our channel for agile release of the guidance.  Once we baked the guidance, we ported it to MSDN. Contents at a GlanceHere’s the Landing Page Foreword By…

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Performance Testing Videos Posted to CodePlex

Today we posted our Performance Testing Videos to CodePlex.  They’re a companion set for our patterns & practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications. Video IndexHere’s a list of the videos:  Video: What Is – The Core Activities of Performance Testing (Length: 4:32 – Size: 3.02 MB) Video: What Is – The Core Activities of…

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Now on MSDN: patterns & practices Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Guide

You can now find our patterns & practices Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server guide on MSDN in HTML.  It’s the same guidance we hosted on CodePlex.  CodePlex was our channel for agile release.  Once we baked the guidance, we ported to MSDN.  For some customers, MSDN is a trusted source, so being on MSDN…

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