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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
Thursday, August 31, 2006
TechEd Webcast "Lessons Learned Shipping TFS"
I just finished listening to a TechEd Webcast "Lessons Learned Shipping TFS" by Jeff Beehler based on content recorded during Jeff Beehler's trip to Australia earlier this year and produced by Charles Sterling. The audio quality in the copy I downloaded was poor in places, but if you are currently in the process of designing new software there are several lessons learned on how you can go about improving the end application.
Jeff discusses development processes in the SDLC such as continuous integration and ‘dogfooding’ (and how it enabled them to realise they had made mistakes and fix them before they became show-stoppers). He also makes an important point about making shipping and deployment part of the build-cycle so that it’s not the first time you do it on release day! (I know there are plenty of people out there nodding to that one...)
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com