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Are you still using Visual Source Safe for your .NET 1.1 (or even 2.0) development? I recently coordinated a source control conversion from VSS to Subversion, and except for a few minor glitches (mostly VS.NET bugs), I absolutely love it. Subversion uses a much different source control model than VSS. VSS uses the Lock-Modify-Unlock model, whereas Subversion uses Copy-Modify-Merge. And although VSS can be configured for multiple checkouts of a given file, it's rare that organizations actually use ...
I'm gonna say this up front, so that there's no confusion. I'm NOT against open source. I am, however, against it's use in most corporate environments. My strongest argument for this is that there is no one person or organization that you can hold accountable when something goes pear-shaped. There's no “throat to choke”. A recent bug in Subversion, an open source version control system whose mission is to become a compelling alternative to CVS which itself is an alternative to RCS, PRCS, ...
A nice little problem with cultures. An XML file within my RapidDB development system could not be loaded outside the en-GB culture (it probably worked in en-US too). This was kindly pointed out to me by Sergey Koshcheyev, the guy behind NHibernate. Not surprisingly he runs with a default Russian culture. My first guess was date formats, but I was wrong. It was the use of decimal points in values being loaded from the XML file. Whereas UK and US would write 51.34, Russian, in common with many other ...
What were you doing on Saturday? Traipsing around the shops looking for new socks? Spending hours in the Supermarket? Getting the car sorted out? That badly need haircut perhaps? It’s sometimes a bit of a rubbish day-off. But last Saturday it was another fantastic Developer Day 2 @ Microsoft in Reading followed by a Geek Dinner! Ahh my Geek Heart almost exploded with excitement. Now I didn’t go there for the freebies! Who does that? Please! I did however go to socialise which is one of ...
I've just completed a small ebook/tutorial titled Setting up an ASP.NET Website Development environment using Visual Studio .NET, Subversion and Windows XP [Link updated 23/08/2006] which you can find here [Link updated 23/08/2006]. It covers the following topics:Setting up IIS 5.1 on Windows XPSetting up Visual Studio .NET 2003 for debuggingInstalling Apache 2.0 on Windows XPInstalling Subversion on Windows XPSetting up Apache to recognise Subversion repositoriesSetting up TortiseSVNCreating Subversion ...
It is just a month before the official launch of VS2005 and SQL Server 2005 here in Malaysia. I just realize that the are a lot of new features from the VS2005 beta 2 the RC release. I hope there should be no problem to port my apps into the final realease of VS2005 from the current version.I'm still seeking for new cool UI control for my app showcase nextmonth. Seems like Genghis or MagicUI did not fit my requirement.With the delay of Windows Foundation Server until next year, I'm thinking to use ...
I will presenting a quick guide to running the SubVersion version control system under Windows and with VS.NET 2003. This is a a free event held at Microsoft UK in Reading. There are a lot more interesting speakers as well. You can find out more at www.developerday.co.uk, and for those not in the UK this is where you can download the slides after the event ...
After reading several good things regarding Subversion and TortoiseSVN I decided to give it a try. The “final straw” came while looking into Ajax.NET which is housed in SVN and required installing TortoiseSVN to obtain the source. The process was so smooth and easy I decided it was worth a shot. The scm options facing my little company are very typical: Continue using VSS with it's warts - extremely slow client, requires either VPN access to servers in office or a 3rd party product such ...
Downloaded the SQL Server 2005 June CTP from MSDN over the weekend to install with VS.NET 2005 Beta 2 on a clean XP Pro o/s. As it the June CTP downloaded I installed VS.NET 2005 beta 2 which I already had ready. My mistake. You must install SQL Server 2005 June CTP first as the setup will refuse to run if it detects VS.NET 2005 Beta 2. A lot of uninstalling (about 10 items in add/remove programs) and it's working fine. Now I can find out if VS.NET 2005 and subversion (an open source, source code ...
Recently I was trying to setup SubVersion on my server system, and wanted Apache based access from the clients to the source control. This will give me the option to control the access from a central place and also enable the source control to be access through web at a later stage. So to enable both the application to listen on port 80, I created a sub domain in my DNS which points to a different IP from the one which IIS is currently listening. After making sure the 'Default Web Site' is not listening ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] For all of you out there who are wanting to see more game development articles, I have decided to wait until I have my first prototype of the sample game up and running before I start writing the articles. I think this will be the best thing for all parties involved. That way, I don't have to keep on changing and updating the articles as I refactor my code (it is a work in progress after all). Also, you don't have to wait for me to get my patooty in gear. When you see ...
Next month I will be presenting on using Subversion version control system with .NET Projects for Krakow's .NET Developers Group (member of INETA) . The next meeting will take place on June 19th or 26th (not confirmed yet). Everyone's invited! But before that I would like to hear from anyone that has any experience with Subversion (good or bad) and would like to share your opinion, point out some issues or suggest topics that I should consider ...
Before I get up on my soap-box on what I've been doing lately to improve myself as a developer, let me quickly list the development environment tools that I feel are MUST-HAVE tools for any developer serious about his craft (and they are all free): CruiseControl.NET (or Draco.NET) Subversion (or CVS or another form of Source Control (try to avoid Source Safe, even though it's better than nothing)) NAnt NUnit NCover FXCop Well, in an effort to continue improving my development environment at home, ...
I am very impressed with Subversion Source Control. I've used SourceSafe, Vault, and CVS but none of them matched my needs. I really like Subversion because is it is fast, lightweight, and, when coupled with Tortise, easy to use, administer, and set up. Commits are as easy as going to Windows Explorer, select the folders and files to commit -> right click -> select Commit. I dont need to integrate the source control with Visual Studio, and suffer the performance hit and a more complicated development ...
Man, for source control before I was using Subversion. I don't know what I was thinking. DISCLAIMER: let me first say that Subversion is an excellent product and what I am about to say has no bearing on the quality of the product. Now, on with the post. The problem that I had with running Subversion was backup/restoration scenarios. The problem is that in order to use subversion on the network I had to do a lot of work through Cygwin. Now, I consider myself pretty thrifty at times, but I have been ...
I don't know if anyone out there is even reading this blog yet, but I was a little curious about the development environment that any of you develop in. My environment looks like the following IDE: Visual Studio .NET 2003 SQL: Sql Server 2000 [Corrected. Thanks Carlos!] Testing: NUnit Build Tool: NAnt / NAntPad Source Control: Subversion (an open-source cvs-style app) Language Preference: C# OS: Windows XP Pro How 'bout you ...