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Ignoring SVN Directories at the Command Line

A colleague of mine told me this neat trick which I had to share:

echo “FIGNORE=.svn” >> ~/.bashrc

Now when you’re moving around subversion controlled directories with only one subdirectory, hitting tab won’t try to autocomplete to “.svn/”.

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Reflector to cost us now

Red Gate is a company that is widely known as a community company.  I have yet to meet an individual that had anything bad to say about them, even if there are occasional complaints, whines or whatnot.  Overall, the company really is one that we as a co…

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Unit Testing Costs Too Much – Twice The Code = Value?

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at a .Net Code Camp on the topic of Unit Testing. A key theme of the session was barriers to adoption and the values we can achieve using this tool.The main barrier to my adoption of Unit Testing was the idea that writing twice as much code would increase the value of my work. Twice as much code, as was pointed out in a response to my post two week’s ago, sounds like higher maintenance costs, higher initial development costs, and a greater opportunity for bugs.

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Raleigh Code Camp Followup

Saturday started off cold and rainy, but it didn’t matter because, for over 100 of us, there were more important things going on. Namely sessions ranging from the one I presented, Unit Testing, to specific C#, jQuery, database, ALM, Silverlight, Ruby, and Python topics. In fact there were so many specific topics and I heard so many good things about all of the sessions that I wish I could have twinned or tripled myself to attend them all.

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Unit Testing Costs Too Much

There is a long list of reasons not to use Unit Testing in your current projects. In fact I was able to make such a long list of reasons not to use automated Unit Testing that I wasn’t able to use them all in my presentation for the Raleigh Code Camp this coming weekend.

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Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 Released

Microsoft has released Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 today.
Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 RC to enable the creation, configuration, building, debuggi…

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Virtual Machines with Sample Data Available

Here is your gift from Microsoft for the holidays: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Virtual Machines with Sample Data. Brian Keller writes Just in time for the holidays, we have posted a brand new virtual machine (VM) which is pre-configured with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2, […]

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