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Presenting on TFS Wed. Nov. 28th at Columbus XP User Group

Stop by and see me present on Agile using VSTS and TFS 2008 Wed. Nov. 28th at Columbus XP User Group. Go easy if you attend...no hecklers. ;-)


Meeting Topic: Agile with Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Do you expend lots of time and effort inquiring about the status of your projects and setting up infrastructure rather than delivering value? Is it almost impossible to determine progress and velocity using your current process? Do developers constantly tell you, "Hey, no worries...I'm about 80% done"? Well kiss those days goodbye with the introduction of Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS).

TFS coupled with Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) delivers a complete SDLC management, development, testing, and release solution. Targeted to all the roles involved with the SDLC (developers, testers, PMs, BAs, stakeholders, architects, build masters, etc.), TFS assists you in managing requirements, tracking traceability and defects, improving code quality, and most importantly, fa…

Good C# Learning and Interviewing Links

C# Learning
http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/quickcsharp.asp
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/aa336766.aspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/aa336809.aspx
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learncsharp2/

C# Interviewing
http://rileyperry.blogspot.com/2005/05/c-interview-questions.html
http://blogs.crsw.com/mark/articles/252.aspx
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/WhatGreatNETDevelopersOughtToKnowMoreNETInterviewQuestions.aspx
http://spellcoder.com/blogs/bashmohandes/archive/2007/02/26/5991.aspx
http://www.geekinterview.com/Interview-Questions/Microsoft-NET

Bonehead: Headlight Replacement

Isn't pride a sin? I think so. Anyway, I take great pride in keeping my 12 year old Honda Accord in working condition. I'm gonna drive that POS until the wheels fall off. Except for a ton of dings and a few quarks, it's actually in good shape. As long as it gets me where I'm going, I'm happy.

A few days ago, my headlight burned out. Ugh. I replaced them once before (I told you, I've had this car for a long, long time) so I figured, "no problem". I went to Advanced Auto, got the right bulb, and scooted home...again proud of myself for only spending $8.

I get home, pop open the hood, move the radiator overflow tank out of the way and get to work. First off, the cap/gasket-like ring is jammed. After a half hour, I get out the serious tools: screwdriver and hammer. That's right...it's wrecking time! Even after bloodying myself, the gasket won't budge. Ok, time to call in the big guns: Lockjaw Pliers! I locked on to the old socket and just starte…