Books for the Beach — Any Suggestions?

I’ll be out of the office, out of state, and off the grid for the next six weeks (paternity leave + holidays + vacation in TX, PA, and Hawai’i). I haven’t had six solid weeks to myself in…well…ummmm…since 1998. Whatever should I read? My daughter and I are biting off a few pages of Smart…


Deep Thoughts on Team Foundation

I’ve never been one to hang posters of synchronized dolphins jumping over inspirational quotes or deep thoughts on my wall but the assertion that “a whole can be greater than the sum of its parts” really does make me do a double-take every time I hear it. And more and more the second take finds…


RSS Notifications and Email Alerts in Visual Studio Team System?

John Lawrence wants to know what kind of support for event notifications you would like to see in Visual Studio Team System (checkins, checkouts , bug state changes, etc). “What would you like to see? RSS feeds? E-mail notifications? Messenger alerts? I’m not making any promises about what you’ll see in the final product but I’d…


VSS Analyze Script #4

Okay, I give in. Who is behind the new DevelopmentNow blog?Whoever it is, they just posted a VSS database analysis script (Win script…untested by me) that provides a third alternative to the two scripts (one PERL, one VBScript) and link to a third script that appear in my July 2003 post on the subject: End-to-End Analyze Script for Keeping a VSS Database Healthy.


VSS vs. Team Foundation Version Control | Checkout Behavior

“Unexpected Get” was the subject of a very interesting email thread that passed through my Outlook Inbox today. I mentioned the issue it raises in a previous post: Team Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Checking Out. Basically, VSS and Team Foundation perform check out operations in two very different ways.   Note   For an explanation of acronyms and codenames used in this thread, please refer to the…


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