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, July 21, 2006
Windows Developer Power Tools
I am really looking forward to the release of this new book: Windows Developer Power Tools, published by O’Reilly (due Nov 2006) and written by James Avery and Jim Holmes.
The book is designed to be a reference encyclopedia on many of the productivity and quality improvement tools available to Windows developers. There is coverage of 150 tools spanning 1000 pages so it’s definitely going to be a huge book! Rather than try to be a complete reference for each tool, this book describes each tool, what it is used for, what situations it is best suited to, and then a quick introduction on how to get started with the tool. The book covers automated builds, testing, code generation, metrics, source control, deployment, lifecycle, debugging to name just a few areas.
You can download it from Rough Cuts right now. “If you want to check the book out you can read through the table of contents and download a couple of sample chapters over on a small site Jim has set up.” Jim is accepting feedback on the sample chapters published.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com