Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA
Monday, December 22, 2008
Resharper: Navigate from Here
Did you know that JetBrains have a .NET blog, covering their .NET tools, including Resharper and dotTrace?
Here’s a Resharper Navigation gem from November: Navigate from Here
[The Resharper keyboard shortcut sheet is here: http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/docs/ReSharper40DefaultKeymap.pdf]
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Application Architecture Cheat Sheets
The folks at Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group have released a series of 'cheat' sheets as part of the Application Architecture Guide 2.0:
There are How-Tos and Videos as well. Worth checking out...
Saturday, December 20, 2008
.NET Tip of The Day
I came across this site, .NET Tip of The Day, with a few useful .NET tips and tricks. It has a RSS feed here.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Perth UG Meeting Thurs Dec 11th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: DevJam Community Event
A quick reminder for anyone intending to come along to DevJam event.
The line up for this week’s DevJam meeting of the Perth .NET User Group (Thursday, 11th Dec) has been finalised:
Hadley Willan: Implementing IDisposable
Tiang Cheng: Visual Studio Testing Techniques
Adrian McGrath: Configuration Management Introduction
Michael Minutillo: Test-Driven Philosophy
Jeremy Thake: Azure
James Miles: LINQ->WPF
Alastair Waddell: WCF Syndication Feeds
DATE: Thursday, December 11th, 5:30pm
VENUE: Excom, Ground Floor, 23 Barrack Street, Perth
COST: Free. All welcome
There will be pizza and refreshments.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
A Fast CSV File Parser
If you're ever in need of a fast CSV file parser and you're contemplating writing one, before you do, check out Sebastien Lorion's implementation on The Code Project.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com