Thursday, August 31, 2006

New ToolsList from Hanselman

I was reading some of the updated tools that hanselman put out on his list for 2006. I love this list because it has alot of things that really help me develop and make things easier.

One of the items on his list is PromptSQL. It is intellisense for sql server! No kidding...there is no intellisense for query analyzer even though you would think there should be.

It is hot...and you can use it in other editors like 2003, 2005 and server management studio.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Summer of Vacations

Over the summer we went to a number of different places throughout western Canada. Vancouver, Radium, Jasper, Banff. I've uploaded the pictures if you want to have a look onto my flickr account.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Development Notes

Have you used re-sharper yet? If not get on the's awesome. It is excellent for TDD and refactoring your code. Makes development that much sweeter....sweet!!

In other news...I recently was asked to create a cross tab report in crystal reports for a client. I wouldn't have even known how to do it - had it not been for EDMUG! The presentation on SQL Querying tips given by Richard Campbell was a life saver. Thanks EDMUG executivo for organizing this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Good Discussion on Reflection

If you finished listening to the dynamic languages podcast given by Scott that we were pointed to by Steven then you might be interested in his podcast on Reflection.

Scott talks about reflection and offers opinions on when and how we should use it. I really liked his suggestions on caching and emiting while using reflection. This is especially true when we are at the data access level of our application and efficiency is essential.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Can't wait for Code Camp

Well, I'm officially ready for codecamp as I've registered for my sessions. I am looking forward to it as they seem to be very interesting. Here is my line-up:

Session Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Steven Rockarts/Justice Gray
Session Name: Ruby and .NET

Session Time: 10:45-12:15 pm
Jason Hunt
Session Name: Unit Testing Design Patterns

Session Time: 1:15-2:45 pm
Neil Bourgeois
Session Name: OO programming in .NET for procedural developers

Session Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
James Kovacs
Session Name: Tools of the Trade: Must-Have .NET Utilities

Session Time: 4:45-6:00 pm
Jean-Paul Boodhoo
Session Name: Test Driven Development