Category: DevTools

Random DevTools Entry #017

Random DevTools Entry #017

In software development, it’s incredibly useful to be able to visualize your code interactions using sequence diagrams and data flow diagrams and what not.  Not only is the visualization a plus, the act of generating one helps tremendously in terms...

Synchronizing SharePoint Files And Development Files

I’ve previously posted on how to move compiled binaries into a remote GAC automatically from your development environment to your SharePoint environment using SysInternal’s PsExec utility. But what about moving content files from your SharePoint environment to your development environment?¬†...

Random DevTools Entry: #016

Random DevTools Entry: #016

I’ve come across a small number of AJAX animation progress generators and a few pages with a fixed listing of generators, but Ajaxload is by far the best one I’ve found so far: Very well designed (and useful) little utility.

Random DevTools Entry: #015

Random DevTools Entry: #015

The best devtool ever? Or the best devtool ever?¬† You decide; I present the fantabulous¬†Terminals. Once you’ve lived with it, you can’t live without it. It addresses several shortcomings with the default RDP/Terminal Services client in Windows, namely: Lack of...

Random DevTools Entry: #014

Random DevTools Entry: #014

Okay, so this isn’t strictly a development tool, but Gantt Project has a pretty nifty, free, project management application. With GanttProject you can break down your project into a tree of tasks and assign human resources that have to work...

Random DevTools Entry: #013

Random DevTools Entry: #013

Wow, it’s been a looong time since I’ve added one of these.  I have a whole backlog of tools that I could add, but let’s get to one of the important ones: One of the really annoying things about Visual...

NHibernate Or Bust!

NHibernate Or Bust!

So my interest in NHibernate is picking back up again.  The 1.2 beta release that’s circulating now (the candidate release has been out since February of this year) addresses various issues with NHibernate in my previous time with it. Specifically,...

Combating Namespace Bloat With .Net XML Serialization

Combating Namespace Bloat With .Net XML Serialization

Anyone who has used the .Net XmlSerializers have surely encountered the dreaded namespace bloat which makes the serialized objects grow to ridiculous sizes. There’s a nice little article over at TopXML on how to deal with this bloat. If you’re...

Revisiting Spring.Net

Revisiting Spring.Net

Spring.Net is an application framework which has its roots in the Spring Framework for Java. Now first of all, I know many developers have an averse reaction to the use of the phrase “application framework” and immediately reject such things...