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
Friday, June 24, 2011
Improving SQL Server Management Studio’s Tabs
I saw this post by Brent Ozar, Fixing SQL Server Management Studio’s Tab Text, and immediately made the changes whilst face palming myself and going “D’oh!” at the same time.
What are the improvements? First, the status bar is moved to the top of the tabbed window space, where your eyes are normally focused. Second it removes the server name, database name and login (which are all in the status bar anyway) from each tab title so that you can actually navigate around the tabs!
It’s been a constant source of frustration over many years of using SSMS, and I feel chastised for not investigating the options before. Nice one Brent!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
MVC Mini Profiler
If you are working with ASP.NET MVC 3 you might be interested in this project: the mvc-mini-profiler. It includes standard profiler timing output but also comprehensive database profiling capabilities.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Visual Studio 2010 Web Standards Update
Visual Studio 2010 Web Standards Update is a free extension available for anyone who is using Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and it provides HTML5 & CSS3 support based on current W3C specifications.
Note: This extension is created by a bunch of folks within Microsoft in their spare time. This is NOT an official Microsoft product
Scott Hanselman blogged about it here.
You can download here: Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Who’s Your Product?
Love this quote, which sums up the model of companies like facebook, google etc.:
Originally(?) appeared here and quoted many times since.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com