Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Software Construction: Building Software

Code Complete is all about Software Construction.  What? You probably never faced a course on software construction in school … or did you.  Some key points from this chapter: Software Construction includes detailed design, coding, debugging, integration, unit, and integration testing.  Construction is also known as implementation and programming. These topics are likely a cross-section…

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How-to Restore and Find Deleted Email in Outlook 2007

Help!!  I permanently deleted an email I need, I need to find an email I deleted, how to restore a deleted email.  If you’re in trouble, here’s a quick solution for retrieving email from the dumpster in Outlook 2007. When you delete an email from one of your folders it first goes into the Deleted…

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Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Measure Twice Cut Once: Problem Definition, Requirements, and Changing Requirements

The next sections are fairly straight-forward.  Here’s a summary of some of the keypoints: Without a good problem definition, you might spend a lot of time solving the wrong problem … and never solve the right one. Requirements enable the user to agree/disagree before programming begins, which keeps the programmer from making decisions while programming…

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Technical Book Club: How to Participate

Technorati Tags: books Our Technical Book Club is underway with our first book Code Complete, but it’s never too late to join!  Some people have written to ask how to get involved, so I thought I’d pull together a post. Buy, beg, or borrow:  Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction 2nd edition Subscribe…

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Winners of the 2009 US Imagine Cup Microsoft Student Competition

Huge Congratulations to all the Imagine Cup participants and winners!  Here are your 2009 US Imagine Cup winners: 1st Place:  Multi-Point Web ($8,000 trip to Cairo, Egypt for WW finals) 2nd Place:  Mango Bunnies ($4,000) 3rd Place:  Special Child ($3,000) People’s Choice:  Aurora Borealis Who are these teams making it to the top?  Here’s a…

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Technical Mom Picture Time: Send in Pics with O’Reilly Books

O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly.com.  They plan to post a picture page of technical mom’s with their books. Don’t forget to order your Mother’s Day O’Reilly book and receive a 40% Discount by…

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Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET 4.0 now available through DreamSpark, MSDN, MSDN AA, and TechNet

Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET 4.0 now available through DreamSpark, MSDN, MSDN AA, and TechNet The long awaited developer tooling is here!  The Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 RTM (Release to Manufacture) is now available through DreamSpark, MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDN AA), MSDN, and TechNet Subscriptions. Join the buzz – Bob Muglia,…

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First all girls team in the US Imagine Cup Finals

I was excited to see Mary Jo Foley’s post about the All-women’s team making the Imagine Cup contest finals  Ashley Myers, Erin “Ed” Donahue and Malisa Vongskul are working on Computer-Assisted Medication Regimen Adherence (CAMRA) and make up team MangoBunnies.  Their project: CAMRA “discreetly and conveniently supports HIV and AIDS patients by providing a medication…

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Oprah and FIRST Robotics, Microsoft Unlimited Potential

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition is one of those events that is so amazing you just can’t describe.  If you ever have a chance to volunteer, mentor a team, or donate some cash to this organization don’t even think twice.  I volunteered at a regional event at NASA in…

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LEGO Rock Band Video Game Announced

An awesome combination of LEGO® and Rock Band® , check out this announcement. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090421005517&newsLang=en “LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band® with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences, including: Blur: “Song 2” Carl Douglas: “Kung…

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