Two (and a half) development links from the past

There are quite a few link blogs out there, like Alvin Ashcraft's Morning Dew, The Morning Brew and Tech Tweets. These sites help to stay on the bleeding edge by providing new links daily. Perhaps I’m getting nostalgic because of the new year, instead of posting links from the last week I’d like to post … Continue reading Two (and a half) development links from the past

What to do when Visual Studio fails

For the last 24 hours I had problems compiling one of specific project. The project won’t compile because apparently: “O/R Designer validation failed for file: .dbml Error: The operation could not be completed. Unspecified error”. The weird thing was that I didn’t change anything in that project, in fact that project was not changed since … Continue reading What to do when Visual Studio fails

The Single Responsibility Principle of source control

The first design principle in SOLID is the single responsibility principle (SRP) that states that each object should have only one responsibility. Today I’ve found another place in which SRP is just as important – source control commits (check-ins). Just like the programming principle the SRP of source control means that each commit should have … Continue reading The Single Responsibility Principle of source control

How to use a printer from windows7 when you don’t have the needed device driver

At office we have a Xerox printer that don’t have a driver for windows7 (yet?), but I still manage to print from it without any hassle. How – simply by using the incredible XP Mode. The bane of the last two windows OS (Vista and Win7) was lack of driver support, although win7 has better … Continue reading How to use a printer from windows7 when you don’t have the needed device driver

How to write a simple DXCore plug-in

DevExpress the creator of Refactor and CodeRush two great visual studio productivity tools provide a free library called DXCore that can be used to create rich plug-ins that can extend visual studio the same way their commercial products do. Until visual studio 2010 will be widely developers can use DXCore to extend visual studio and … Continue reading How to write a simple DXCore plug-in