Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Thursday, May 29, 2008
PowerShell Community Extensions 1.1.1
An update to the PowerShell Community Extensions has been released over at CodePlex.
PowerShell Community Extensions (PSCX) is aimed at providing a widely useful set of additional cmdlets, providers, aliases, filters, functions and scripts for Windows PowerShell that members of the community have expressed interest in.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Reminder and Change of Venue: Perth Readify RDN event, Thursday 29th May
For all those planning on attending the Readify RDN event this Thursday 29th May, there has been a late change of venue due to the high number of people who have registered for the event. It's now being held just around the corner at Cliftons:
See you there!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Resharper 4.0 Beta Released
JetBrains have just released the Beta version of Resharper 4.0: http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/beta/beta.html
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Free Photoshop book from Sitepoint: "The Photoshop Anthology"
Sitepoint have made "The Photoshop Anthology" free to download for the next 30 days.
Here's the link: http://www.sitepoint.com/launch/f948f3
Monday, May 05, 2008
Reminder: Thurs May 8th, Occasionally Connected Systems
If you are in Perth this Thursday, May 8th, join us at the Perth .NET Community of Practice to hear Dr Greg Low talk about occasionally connected systems using SQL Server Compact and Express editions. More details here.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released (March 2008)
Brian Harry's blog has a post detailing what's in the latest release of the TFS Power Tools. The new 'Unshelve to a different branch' feature looks to be very useful.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
The Holy Grail of Synchronisation
Nothing new, but one of my colleagues made me aware of this guide for synchronizing Contacts and Calendars across multiple computers and gadgets: The Holy Grail of Synchronisation. He also sent me these useful links:
Funambol Sync tool for Outlook: http://www.funambol.com/opensource/downloads.php
I have a hard time thinking about "The Holy Grail" without the phrase "Fetchez la Vache!" springing to mind...
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com