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
Sunday, August 22, 2010
SQL Server Maintenance Scripts
Ola Hallengren has released an updated version of his free and very useful SQL Server maintenance scripts
New additions include:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
SQL Virtual Restore
This has many uses, as Brad mentions in his post.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
TechNet Script Centre
The development landscape is so rich (or perhaps it is my age!), that I find myself forgetting about useful resources (hence this blog). One I had overlooked recently is the TechNet Script Center (note US spelling), and specifically the SQL Server area.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Reminder: Perth .NET User Group Meeting Tonight: Thurs 5th Aug, 5:30pm: Creating a great online video experience with Microsoft Smooth streaming – Ola Karlsson
Don’t forget: meeting tonight. Ola Karlsson is presenting on Microsoft Smooth Streaming. We have several Tekpub 30-day coupons and a JetBrains license as door prizes!
Google Search Cheat Sheet
I never knew about the synonym operator ‘~’ !
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Template Released
Microsoft have just released Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, a new and long awaited process template for Team Foundation Server 2010. It can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery or via the Visual Studio Extension Manager.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Reminder: Perth .NET User Group Meeting: Thurs 5th Aug, 5:30pm: Creating a great online video experience with Microsoft Smooth streaming – Ola Karlsson
In this presentation we'll look at how you can leverage tools like Microsoft Smooth Streaming, IIS, Silverlight and Expression Encoder to get a simple video player up and running in minutes and start delivering a great online video experience. We'll also look at ways of creating your own fully customised player, including using the Microsoft backed open source project, Silverlight Media Framework (SMF).
Smooth Streaming and SMF use industry best practices and have been used for events such as the NBC 2010 Winter Olympics and the Tour de France on French Télévision. Smooth streaming provides features like near instant video start, very fast seeking and eliminating that irritating "buffering" we see all too often when watching online video.
Ola Karlsson works as a full time Silverlight and ASP.Net developer and has been working with Microsoft Smooth Streaming since it was released in early 2009. Ola is an active member of the Australian Silverlight community, having spoken at the at the first Australian Silverlight Code Camp, which was held in Melbourne February 2010 and he is a frequent speaker at the Perth, Silverlight Developer Designer Network (SDDN).
There will be a door prize of a choice of license from JetBrains (one of ReSharper , TeamCity Build Agent, dotTrace Profiler, RubyMine, IntelliJ IDEA), and several 30-day coupons to Tekpub's high-quality, online screencasts for programmers.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com