SQL Server Aliases

When you develop applications that use databases you usually need to work with several database servers. i.e. Your local computer and a test server. If you are the only developer and have only one application that’s not a big problem, but if you are in a team  is quite annoying when someone messes up the […]

Window Server 2008 + TFS 2008 SP1 + SQL Server 2008 SP1 + SSL

We have been using TFS at Payvision for many years, but these days I’ve been playing again with Team Foundation Server 2008 … let’s say for fun. I wanted to install from scratch TFS 2008 single server installation, on top of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 SP1 and, configure it to be accessed […]

NDepend

People who knows me also knows that I’m a big fan of static analysis tools. Thanks to Patrick Smacchia I had the chance to test NDepend, probably the most complete tool for static code analysis. It is not worthy to enumerate all the features the tool offers, because the documentation and the web site already […]

Presenting at large events such as TechEd

INETA APAC is organizing a series of best practices webcasts of interest to the community. The webcasts apply to all members of the community, leaders, user group members and MVP’s, who might not yet be at the stage where they speak at large events. The topic would be of interest to all, and would help […]

Static Code Analysis

These days I’ve been updating the CA settings on some old projects, I wanted to modify the configuration of certain rules that were removed with the shipping of Visual Studio 2008. You can obtain detailed information about what rules are shipped with each version of CA in this post of the FxCop blog. As you […]