AxoSoft Social Marketing Experiment – OnTime BugTracker At 99 Percent Off

Axosoft is doing a social marketing experiment (blogs, Digg, etc.) where they’re selling a $500 copy of their OnTime Small Team (5 users) bug tracker and project management tool for just $5 and donating the proceeds to the American Red Cross. The experiment expires Friday Feb. 24th. http://www.axosoft.com/Products/ontime.aspx?cn=otm_stepromo

VSTS Overview Talk at Wayne State University

I gave a presentation on Visual Studio Team System last night to about 30 students at Wayne State University in Detroit. I don’t think it was one of my better presentations, for a number of reasons, which I’ll lament here and attempt to improve in the future. First off, this was an earlier presentation than […]

VS 2005 Code Snippets

I’ve recently been learning more about code snippets in VS 2005, and I’ve found some nice resources online. Basically, if you haven’t done anything with Code Snippets, they are a simple, extensible way for you to perform a relatively complex task within the IDE with just a few keystrokes. For example, let’s say you want […]

Deceptive Marketing

I’ve recently received a few emails from a component vendor announcing their new product, which includes this quote: And finally, the component developers have been eagerly awaiting for months…[productname will remain anonymous-ish] is the first-ever collection of a full suite of validation controls with built-in security, for the ASP.NET platform. Now, I’m sorry, but that’s […]

UrlRewriter Bug Fix

Some of you may know that I’m pretty interested in caching as a means to improving performance. I also try to tell everybody that will listen that the default method of accessing the ASP.NET cache, as taught in most online tutorials and courses, is wrong. I blogged about the proper caching pattern a while ago, […]

Cool AJAX Implementation

I’ve recently been talking with the folks at FarPoint Technologies and took a look at their AJAX implementation of a web-based spreadsheet. It’s very cool! It’s essentially like having Excel embedded in your browser, complete with forumulas, and you can bind the whole thing to a database (and persist it back with the click of […]

TextPayMe – The Next PayPal

TextPayMe is a new service that I just learned about from Scott Hanselman. Basically, it lets you send money to anybody via your cell phone. You just send a text message to the number of the person you want to pay. You will get back a confirmation phone call during which you enter your PIN […]

And You Thought Waterfall Software Development Process Was Dead

Help bring back the Waterfall Software Development Process! Attend Waterfall 2006 this year, being held April 1st in Niagara Falls, NY. Check out the conference website for a detailed listing of sessions, including these: Pair Managing: Two Managers per Programmer by Jim Highsmith Two-Phase Waterfall: Implementation Considered Harmful by Robert C. Martin User Interaction: It […]