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The Stumblings of an IT Manager ...2 days before we go live and you want WHAT....? January 2010 Entries
Stepping backwards to go forward
One of the hardest things for some managers to understand is that fighting for "regression testing" time with your customers can save you time in the long run. At work we are currently focusing on a regression sprint; where everyone including developers are re-testing existing items from previous sprints. Instead of our normally assigned bug/development items, we have been given existing bugs to re-test. I love this! Not only does that show that management have the proper focus on developing and ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:33 AM

Windows 7 / IE8 Crash-athon
I have been running Windows 7 64 business / IE 8 for about 2 months now, and it's interesting to say that this version of Windows is the most stable that I have ever worked with. That is, if you exclude IE8. I am at my pc for 10-14 hours a day, and I will honestly say that its a GOOD day when IE crashes less than 6 times. It seems to happen most often when I try to multitask within IE. (Navigate to a site that has multiple links that I want to read and start rt-click--open in new tabbing.) When I ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:20 AM

Good thing or bad thing - How much code is too much for a class/sproc
I was recently working in a section of an app that really made me think, "is this good code?". Specifically, in the business logic section there was a single class for a major "functional object", the class was just over 4700 lines of code (with very very little documentation, I would guess less than 1% of the total). Is that bad? Should that be split up over some sort of Object_FunctionalArea.cs type of breakout, or does that muddy the water so to speak? Generally, I feel that keeping classes in ......

Posted On Friday, January 22, 2010 3:39 PM

Some intro info on the WPF front
I have had a couple of discussions with some former co-workers in the past couple of weeks regarding "what I am doing now", and each one of them seems to have the same "whoa, thats different" comment on it. To be honest, I felt the same way. It really seems like over the past 7-8 years, Microsoft has gone against the grain of what they had been doing back in the traditional ASP days, in continuing to produce new technologies (.Net Framework / ASP.Net / Atlats / AJAX / XAML / WPF / WCF / Silverlight ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 5, 2010 9:48 AM

Getting tangled up with WPF ComboBox binding
Trying to figure out why the page that I am working on is locking up when non-initial loads of the page are called. The page contains 4 bound items: 3 ComboBox controls and 1 SortableListView (custom implimentation of a Listview that contains a Gridview). The page is supposed to allow the user to select one item from each ComboBox, then click "Add" and those items will be added to the SLV. At that point though, two of the three ComboBoxes must be re-loaded and the items that were previously selected ......

Posted On Monday, January 4, 2010 4:56 PM

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