Browsing Posts published in October, 2007

The Virtual PC download of Visual Studio 2008 “Orcas” has been great. No install. No chance of corrupting your current Visual Studio 2005 install. It just works and allows you to play with the early bits in a virtual environment. That’s one of the things that virtualized environments excel at. The Virtual PC images were […]

I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding VstsUnit for ReSharper 3.0. I’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news… I’ve been working on it off and on, though it’s offering some significant challenges. The object model is completely different and tests are executed in a dedicated test runner that ReSharper spins […]

Did you know that you can get Visual Studio Intellisense support when editing NHibernate’s configuration and mapping files?* Simply drop nhibernate-configuration.xsd and nhibernate-mapping.xsd from the NHibernate zip file into: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Xml\Schemas or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Xml\Schemas Once you’ve got the XML Schemas in the right location, you should see something like this […]

I created a few simple ReSharper templates to make working with NHibernate and Castle ActiveRecord easier. They currently default to SQL Server 2005 because that’s what I do most of my work against. Feel free to customize to your heart’s content. You can grab them from here. Simply import the templates into ReSharper via ReSharper… Options… […]

The ALT.NET Open Space Conference in Austin has come to a close. It was a fantastic experience. I had an opportunity to connect with many people whose books I have read and tools I use. Thanks to everyone who came for sharing their time and knowledge. Given that I’m used to wearing the presenter hat, […]

You upload an Office 2007 file (pptx, xlsx, docx, etc.) to your IIS6 web server and someone tries to download it, but receives: HTTP Error 404 – File or directory not found. Internet Information Services (IIS) The file is on the server. The URL is correct. You can even download ppt, doc, xls, zip, and […]

Scott Guthrie has announced that Microsoft will be releasing the source code and debug symbols (aka PDB files) for the .NET Framework assemblies when they release .NET Framework 3.5 later this year.* Initially this will include the .NET Base Class Libraries (System.IO, System.Collections, etc.), ASP.NET (System.Web), Windows Forms (System.Windows.Forms), ADO.NET (System.Data), XML (System.Xml), and WPF (System.Windows). […]

…for another year as an MVP. I just heard today that I was re-awarded as a MVP in Solutions Architecture for 2008. Another fun year of mischief, mayhem, and coding. You can always catch my latest misadventures here on my blog or get a summary version on my MVP profile. Thanks to my family and the community […]

Having attended Harvard, I am very familiar with the friendly rivalry between Harvard and MIT. The MIT engineers are notorious for their pranks aka hacks, sometimes at the expense of Harvard. To celebrate the release of Halo 3, the famous bronze statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard underwent an extreme makeover. John Harvard Before: […]