Coining a New Acronym

Just a passing thought that came up during a conversation with J.D. Meier today: Aggregated Human Aggregation (AHA) – The notion that we choose to collect information for our own personal knowledge base is merely an aggregation of information aggregated by others. Usually, when you find something worthy enough to capture for your own reuse…

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Visual Studio Team System Guidance Meets Guidance Explorer

Last year, I blogged a few times about a CodePlex project J.D. Meier was working on called Guidance Explorer (see my posts tagged with Guidance+Explorer). I thought Guidance Explorer had faded into patterns & practices history, but the reports of its demise were greatly exaggerated. Take a look at this post from J.D. on using Guidance…

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J.D. Meier on Test-Driven Guidance

When J.D. Meier showed me early releases of Guidance Explorer, one of the things I found interesting was his developer mindset to apply test cases to content development. Today, he wrote up a post about it (J.D. Meier’s Blog : Test-Driven Guidance). If you’re an author or a reviewer, this technique may help you.  You…

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Guidance for Guidance Explorer

J.D. Meier posted some guidance on authoring prescriptive guidance modules for Guidance Explorer: How To Write Prescriptive Guidance Modules He also has a post that provides some general guidance on writing prescriptive guidance: Writing Prescriptive Guidelines For those who don’t know him, J.D. has been the program manager (PM) for security and performance on the patterns &…

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patterns & practices Guidance Explorer

Last week I paid a visit to J.D. Meier over in patterns & practices to take a look at Guidance Explorer, which is a relatively new project on GotDotNet. I’ve been relatively quiet these past few weeks, getting ready to release our patterns & practices Guidance Explorer. Guidance Explorer is a new, experimental tool from…

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