Category: DevTools

Is Social for the Enterprise Useless?

Is Social for the Enterprise Useless?

There is a key difference when we look at social networks in our personal lives (Facebook , Twitter, etc.) and professional lives (LinkedIn) and social networks in an enterprise and that key difference is that enterprises are still primarily concerned...

TFS – Does It Suck?

TFS – Does It Suck?

I’m not sure, but I don’t want to find out either. I’m currently tasked with recommending a new source control platform and a new defect tracking platform as well. I’m late to this post from March 2010, but Martin Fowler...

FFMPEG and Flowplayer

FFMPEG and Flowplayer

Flowplayer is a great little bit of Flash and JavaScript for incorporating streaming video on your site (until we get a fully viable, widely supported HTML5 solution). I’ve used it in various capacities for putting together apps to stream recorded...

Irony .NET Language Implementation Kit

I came across Irony (http://irony.codeplex.com/) today while contemplating whether to use antlr or not for a project I’m working on where the requirements call for allowing users to write small conditional instructions. From the project site description: Irony is a...

jsTree and Nested XML Data Stores

jsTree and Nested XML Data Stores

I happened upon jsTree a few months back while searching for a solid jQuery based tree. Without a doubt, it is one of the most well implemented and functional Javascript trees I’ve used with perhaps the most powerful feature being...

SharpZipLib and ASP.NET

SharpZipLib and ASP.NET

I recently had to write a search-driven component to extract and export documents from a SharePoint repository. It presented a challenge since many examples on the web start from the premise of a file system and not binary streams. I...

More WebSequenceDiagrams.com Awesomeness

As I’ve been working with a client which has demanded rigorous sequence diagrams as deliverables for the design phase of the project, I’ve started to use WebSequenceDiagrams.com more and more. I’ve blogged about it previously, but I’ve only come to...

Mercurial vs. SVN

Mercurial vs. SVN

As I’ve been starting on a new project recently, I’ve been delving into Mercurial (hg) as an alternative to Subversion (svn). I’ve been using svn for about 3 years now, and – for the most part – it has been...