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Archive for May, 2009

Curious about the future “proofness” of VisualSVN I fired off an email to support. They were kind enough to get back to me with this…

VisualSVN will officially support Visual Studio 2010 as soon as Visual Studio 2010 will be officially released. We also are going to provide experimental support for the CTP versions of Visual Studio 2010 in the next few months.

We’re going to support Win7 64-bit also.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any additional information.

Regards,
Olga Dolidze
VisualSVN Support

I couldn’t ask for more, this is perfect. Thanks to Olga and everyone at VisualSVN!

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While listening to another .NET Rocks podcast this morning I caught mention of Sequential GUID’s, a feature introduced in Sql Server 2005. Given the use of GUID’s as primary keys I thought this a useful piece of information.

What are the performance improvement of Sequential Guid over standard Guid? – Stack Overflow.

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The latest podcast I’ve had the privilege of listening to during my commute was another .NET Rocks! Radio TFS home run, this time discussing hyper-v and virtualization with Brian Randell. Among other things Brian maintains the virtual machine images provided by Microsoft that allow you to trial Team Foundation Server using a fully functional Virtual PC or Hyper-V images. With an expiration date of December 31, 2009, there’s plenty of time to play!

Brian’s blog post about the images.

Unfortunately I don’t currently have enough surplus horsepower to give the images a run, but I’d recommend listening to the podcast.

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Somehow I missed the VS 2010 Beta getting released a couple days ago…

It’s the next gen of next-gen applications. Download the Visual Studio 2010 Professional and Team System Betas and see for yourself how they’ve been designed inside and out to give you every advantage in creating groundbreaking applications — faster and easier than ever.

via Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look.

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As Rob keeps mentioning, we have some large data integration challenges facing us. Perhaps this could help? I’ll update the post once I’ve had a chance to use it, and you can’t beat the price! (Free/Open-source)

Talend’s flagship product, Talend Open Studio, is the most open, innovative and powerful data integration solution on the market today.

Provided as a packaged, out-of-the-box, ready-to-install platform, Talend Open Studio meets the data integration requirements of all organizations – regardless of their size or level of data integration expertise.

Talend Open Studio is a robust product that runs complex integration processes even in the most demanding environments.

via Talend – Open source data integration.

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Instructions including screenshots for setting the svn:externals property using TortoiseSVN. This allows multiple repositories to be open and used in a single Visual Studio instance using VisualSVN. Slick stuff, so far this is working really well for us.

Just a tip I spent some time on figuring out: Found information today on how to use TortoiseSVN to manage svn:externals. I’m working on a big project where we need many different branches and parts to use the same css and images libraries throughout all subprojects.

via justaddwater.dk | Setting Up Subversion Externals With TortoiseSVN.

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NHibernate keeps looking more and more like the enterprise .NET solution to choose…

But support in NHibernate for Sybase is not great. The basics work but some of the more advanced features are not implemented at all or are done poorly. Fortunately we have an excellent relationship with our vendor and have had for many years. Earlier this week they contacted me and mentioned that they will be undertaking an effort to improve their support for NHibernate and were looking for some beta testers.

via Sybase working to improve NHibernate support | Elegant Code.

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