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
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Perth SQL Server UG: What's new in Reporting Services for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Greg Low
This event is happening tomorrow:
To register for the session: http://www.sqlserver.org.au/Events/RegisterMeeting.aspx?EventId=463
Sunday, April 11, 2010
ReSharper 5.0 RC Available
ReSharper 5.0 is available for download as Release Candidate, with a release date in the near future.
What's New in ReSharper 5.0
Other enhancements include extended IntelliSense, bookmarking, and native NUnit support.
Note: All ReSharper 4.5 new or upgrade purchases made since October 15, 2009 qualify for a free upgrade to ReSharper 5.0V
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Perth .NET UG Meeting: Developing Office Add-Ins with VSTO in Visual Studio 2010 - with Jake Ginnivan
Join us at the Perth .NET User Group Thurs, April 8th where Jake Ginnivan will build an application from the ground up using VSTO. Microsoft Office offers a platform that provides many possibilities for application development using managed code. In this talk Jake will describe what VSTO is, why to choose it as a platform and how you can build a successful application from the ground up. In addition, he will cover the pitfalls of COM Interop, ways to avoid performance and memory issues, structuring your solution to enable it to be fully unit testable, the common extensibility areas of outlook, using WPF as your presentation platform within Outlook, deployment using ClickOnce, dealing with ClickOnce update issues and the patterns you can use to make it all fit together. To demonstrate these techniques, Jake has built an Outlook add-in using Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0, which synchronises his Facebook events list into Outlook.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Downloadable content from Bioware/EA
If you have a game from Bioware or EA (Such as Mass Effect 2 or Dragon Age) and you are having trouble accessing the in-game downloadable content (you get the unhelpful message "you are not connected to the internet"), the tech support help is a bit hit and miss! Somehow, the manual is missing magic port numbers and tech support don’t tell you about it.
You must unblock ports 80 (TCP/UDP), 8000 (TCP), 8001 (UDP), 443 (TCP), and 18081 (TCP) to access the downloadable content.
If that doesn’t work for you, download and install WireShark, fire up the game and see what port accesses are being attempted.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com