Demo done - and training in the pipe
The demo last Friday went like a charm. Of course the occasional
demo-ghost showed itself but it was nothing some quick talking couldn’t
I am still in wonder on how much you can get done by working with SCRUM.
It all boils down to focus and sharing, in my opinion. The team gets to
focus on the task at hand and the frequent sharing and communication
makes every team member aware of her/his role and importance. From that
some great result are achieved!
Tomorrow and the day after that i will take a SCRUM-master
certification. Great to be on a course and it will also be great to have
that certificate in the CV. Below is a picture of the place where the
course takes place… Nice huh.
Good introduction to instrumentation
We’ll adding instrumentation to our application but we lack
experience in the project. Google to the fore!
A quick search later and i found this good introduction to
for .NET 2.0. I haven’t read it all yet but it looks pretty extensive
and to be written in a nice comprehensive manner.
Demo-time - sprint 5
Phew - the
last week has real been something else…
We are closing in on a demo (tomorrow) for my project and as always that
means wrapping things up. Which in turns means that you’ll have to tend
to all the stuff that has been unattended for way to long.
Well, well - everything seems quite alright as it is now so i am not
that worried. Fingers crossed.
Greatest American Hero
if this show came back on TV i would stay in the sofa the rest of my
Great music and very cheesy plot… and the actors has not progressed?
Intensive pair-programming - comparing entity data
For about four days straight now we have been battling a
classical, but hard programming problem; given two entity objects return
a list of all the differences between the objects data. We solved the
problem with reflection and some hard thinking. I am thinking about
posting an article on how later.
It has been quite fun but the real lesson for me was pair programming!
Try it if you haven’t. It is intense, i can say - but also very
productive. Not as many errors and the code gets an immediate
review that is priceless. While the “driver” writes the co-pilot have a
chance to reflect on was is going on.
Also - it is lots of fun!
OK - here’s another one that can be useful on a rainy day…. It’s
the dude in the middle that steals the show after about two minutes. Its
worth to see the whole thing
Suprise of the day?
I don’t say much about this….Enjoy
Bullet Hell Tactics - .NET Awards
friend and colleague (and current project
member, actually) has created a game on the XNA platform. The game has been
competing in various contests but is now nominated to .NET
Awards, which is the arguable
most prestigious award in the Microsoft community in Sweden.
The game is called Bullet Hell Tactics and
is great fun. Please download a try out version and then vote, vote,
vote for Jens (Team Shmup)
and his game on the .NET Award site
Black Dyke overture
has started for the brass band in UK and Black Dyke kicked it off with a
tour of the Netherlands.
Here is a clip from a concert. This is the overture! Listen to the
playing and especially the soprano - just imagine to play like that and
have two hours of the same before you. And listen to the reception
afterwards - that could make you go on i presume.
Also observe that the euphoniums turn pages after about 40 seconds - its
that many notes! Cool!
Sandcastle - revisted
As i wrote earlier i have tried out the CTP version of Sandcastle. And it is a CTP by which i mean that it’s not a finished product. But i looks very promising i must say. One of the things i miss in Sandcastle (CTP) is an easy integration with MSBuild so that you can rebuild your documentation as part of your continuous integration. Sandcastle in itself is a bunch of tools to be used a the command prompt and they can (but not easy) integrated. Luckily this has been done for us already, through some well-initiated sources i found an application that builds on top of Sandcastle (CTP), that fills the gap surrounding MSBuild integration. I haven’t have time to try it out yet but will sure get around to it Also - from the same source, i got an performance tip that cut the document generation time from...