Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek

Geek Notes 2004-07-02

Got my VS2K5 downloaded last night and am building up a VPC as I write this. Hopefully I’ll find some time over the long weekend to get my hands dirty.

  • XmlSerialization in Reflector - I still can’t believe how prolific Peli is with the cool Reflector Add-Ins. This one shows you what your class would look like if you ran it through XmlSerializer. Way cool.
  • Effective NDoc and Stuff - If your organization uses XML comments to produce MSDN-style documentation, then you need to read this post by Scott Hanselman.
  • Book Review: Debugging the Development Process - Darrell Norton reviews a book I’ve been wanting to read. Now I want to read it more.
  • Solvent - A cool little VS.NET Add-in to make VS.NET “suck less”. [via Scott Hanselman]
  • Vil 1.1 - A code metrics and analysis tool. Unfortunately, it is crippled and won’t work on assemblies with more than 100 classes unless you contact them for a key. I don’t know if the key costs $$. [via TheServerSide.net]
  • Performance Characteristics of DataMappers - DonXML does a nice analysis of a few Data Mapper implementations and is surprised by the results.

And last but not least, check out this beauty! A 30-inch LCD screen. Only for Macs right now, but that won’t last for long. I still can’t decide if I want that or this three panel monster

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