Visual Studio 2010, Enhance your Jedi Skillz

I’ve blogged about becoming a Jedi in Visual Studio 2008 before.  Being a Jedi in Visual Studio means you focus more on adding value to the software you’re working with and less on the process of the IDE you’re doing your work in. Visual Studio 2010 has some great features to allow you to do just that.  So much so, in fact, that I can’t possibly do them justice in a single post.  I’ll start with a few here and continue with a few posts on ways to get Visual Studio 2010 to let you write software faster. All of … Continue reading Visual Studio 2010, Enhance your Jedi Skillz

Best Practices

We had a fishbowl session at Prairie DevCon recently, titled “When and When Not to use Best Practices”.  The idea for the session came from a Twitter conversation between myself, D’Arcy Lussier and Shane Shouldice.  That Twitter exchange basically alluded to the sentiment that there is no such thing as a best practice. Best Practices is not a term used solely in Software Development, and not a term coined by the Software Development community.  Wikipedia defines Best Practice as “…a technique, method, process, activity, incentive, or reward that is believed to be more effective at delivering a particular outcome than … Continue reading Best Practices