Sprint Burndown from FogBugz

We've been using FogBugz to track work items for the Lysine project at Amino Software until we can make the move towards Team Foundation Server.

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Amino Software Has a New Look

Amino Software got a new look over the holiday weekend.

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Branching and Merging

This isn't a new topic but it is getting some attention in the blogosphere. In fact, a short but sweet paper has been published by Chris Birmele on his blog and in MSDN.

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The Spolsky Compiler

I just read a post by Joel Spolsky where he begins talking about different languages and platform stacks. I had begun to skim and skip a lot of the content because it just didn't strike an interest, however, I hit the last paragraph where he reveals how they build applications at FogCreek.

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Reflector for Visual Studio

I am a big fan of Lutz Roeder's .NET Reflector and am happy to see an add-in version of his tool made available. Being able to open and use this fantastic tool within the IDE is another great time saver.

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Removing Clutter

I was catching up on my RSS feeds tonight and browsing the web in search of something good and interesting to talk about -- I feel mentally drained today. However, I hit upon this Dilbert strip, I was reminded about something I read recently that I thought was simple but great advice with regards to writing.

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Exception Handling: A Good Set of Reminders

All too often I find myself (and so naturally I assume a good many others do as well) getting so wrapped up in the latest set of technologies or innovations or focus on really complex problem domains that we miss and/or forget the relatively small and foundational stuff that is really best practice.

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How to Style Tag4Writer Tags

In response to some user feedback on CodePlex about how to style the tags that are inserted by the Tag4Writer plugin for Windows Live Writer, I thought I'd show quickly how I style mine.

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Team Build versus CruiseControl.NET

I was recently asked what I thought of the difference between these two and wasn't completely sure what to say as I really don't know Team Build that well. The only experience I have with continuous integration is with CruiseControl.NET.

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Reading List

While this is a bit off topic from my general focus on technology, software development, and enterprise architecture, I was asked by some folks today about what I was currently reading and thought that it was interesting question. You can tell a lot about a person's personality and thought processes by what they read.

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