Visual Studio Team System
- Are you installing Team System using Virtual Server? If so, you may want to read this post (More Thoughts On Visual Studio Team System Under Virtual Server) from Jonathan Summers, which offers some sage advice on how to do this. This is a follow-up post to his previous one on the subject (Visual Studio 2005 Team System Installation).
- Matt Nicholson informs me of a series of Team System articles by Ian Murphy that will be available on DNJ Online. The first two are already there (Visual Studio 2005 Team System and Visual Studio Team Foundation).
- Ali Pasha is speaking at the Web Services Edge Conference in Boston (Web Services Edge Conference…).
- Stuart Kent points to a new blog from Jean Bézivin, project manager for the Atlas Transformation Language (ATL) at Université de Nantes.
- I always enjoy the streamzines from Net Objectives. The January streamzine is on Encapsulation of Entities (Adapter, Proxy, Facade), which “…investigates and compares the Adapter, Proxy, and Facade patterns as a way to demonstrate that patterns are best considered as collections of forces, rather than reusable solutions.”
- Ishai Ben Aroya, a developer working on the profiler in Team Developer Edition, has an update on profiling in VPCs in this post (Update on Virtual PC and profiling).
- Still hungry for some technical profiler info? See Angry Richard’s post (Limiting the Data Crunch from Trace Profiling).
Team Software Development
- VSTS Team Foundation – Chat with members of the Team Foundation team of Visual Studio Team System. We’ll be answering questions and discussing our suite of source control, work item tracking, Excel and Project integration, reporting, WSS integration, and build automation tools.
- Like several VSTS bloggers, Dominic Hopton has returned to blogging (Where Have I been? Helping make Team System Rock!). Dominic is testing the testing stuff in Team System.
- Block coverage or line coverage – what’s the difference? See this post (Block Statistics in Code Coverage) from Steve Carroll.
- Roy Osherove blogs about the need for helper classes to enable unit testing of increasing larger code bases in this post (The role of helper frameworks in your tests).
- Josh Christie, a developer working on Team System load testing (aka Ocracoke), has a post (Web Test Extraction and Validation rules) about extraction and validation rules and wants your input on which rules should come in the box.
- In this post (Extreme Refactoring with Brian Button), Peter Provost links to the entire six-part series of articles by Brian Button titled, TDD Deep Dive and provides some follow-on content on refactoring.
- Mickey Gousset continues the thread about Visual Studio Betas and CTPs in this post (The Beta/CTP Process).
- Once again, Geoff Appleby is making the case for me to speak at TechEd Australia (Teched Oz 2005 Speakers). I think I’d quickly overcome any reservations about public speaking for such a trip.
- From Keith Pleas: Guidance on Patterns & Practices: Security