Heck, I’m running behind with my follow-up posts again…
My buddy JB helped us out again and took care of the meeting on August 6th. He’s posted a followed to his blog here. If you’ve heard about the Virtual Brown Bag Meetings from me and end up joining a meeting that I’m not there, don’t panic: JB will likely be there for you. 🙂 Seriously, this is how these meetings go: sometimes I just can’t make to it, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t having the meeting: whenever JB is available, he’ll take care of it, and if both of us aren’t available we’ll certainly find some other buddy who’ll make sure the meeting does happen.
So here’s also a quick summary of the meeting on August 13th:
- We’ve mentioned about DevLink 2009, since I was going to be speaking there. There was a great conference, as I’ve blogged about it the other day.
- Windows 7 tip: Ctrl-Shift+Click on any shortcut on the TaskBar runs that program “as admin”
- Executor: Shift+Enter runs the program as Admin
- Visual Studio: if the “project templates” get messed up somehow, run the “Visual Studio Command Prompt” as admin, and then run this command: devenv /installvstemplates
- Good blog with WPF stuff: http://www.tanguay.info/web/. The author posts his notes on things such as free training videos online, which is a great way for you to decide whether or not you want to take the time to watch the whole video.
- CodeRush Express (Free): here’s a video that lists out the main features available and how to use them: http://perseus.franklins.net/dnrtvplayer/player.aspx?ShowNum=0143
- Great Herding Code podcast episode with Greg Young: http://herdingcode.com/?p=189
- Cool series on refactoring: http://www.lostechies.com/blogs/sean_chambers/archive/2009/08/01/31-days-of-refactoring.aspx
- M Grammar: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/oslo/default.aspx. We’ve seen a quick demo on creating DSL’s, given/when/then tests.
- Good resource for learning about M and DSL’s
- Good website with free screencasts: http://www.pluralsight.com/main/screencasts/default.aspx