Monday, February 21, 2005

I want

this chair.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Accident




I just couldn't resist. Linuxmongers reading (if any), please don't be mad. ;-)
(Via: The Server Side)

Friday, February 11, 2005

Help! Control wanted! (Edit: Found!)


I'm looking for a user control that gives me the capabilities displayed in this two images:


I have no idea how these kind controls are called. If anyone knows of a control resembling this, being good, pretty and preferably cheap (it's meant for a RentaCoder project and I wouldn't like to end up losing money), please make a comment in this same blog.

I'd award GMail accounts if I hadn't the feeling everyone already has one, at least.


Edit: Found it! It's included on Visual Basic Power Pack custom controls, it's called TaskPane, and it offers the exact same functionality I was looking for.

FxCop

FxCop is a code analysis tool that checks .NET managed code assemblies for conformance to the Microsoft .NET Framework Design Guidelines. It uses reflection, MSIL parsing, and callgraph analysis to inspect assemblies for more than 200 defects in the following areas:

  • Library design

  • Localization

  • Naming conventions

  • Performance

  • Security


FxCop includes both GUI and command line versions of the tool, as well as an SDK to create custom rules.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

ReSharper

JetBrains, the same Russian company that developed the best Java IDE, IntelliJ IDEA and one of the best news/mail/RSS readers around, Omea Reader, now brings us C# developers ReSharper.

ReSharper is an add-in for Visual Studio that integrates many of Idea's capabilities to VS; such as refactoring, intelligent code management, an upgraded IntelliSense (not matter how incredible this sounds), real-time compilation of our code (for early detection of warning and errors), templates, and a lot of other features. It's so goiod is almost addictive. As soon as my trial period is finished I'm buying for sure. At $99, it's a bargain.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Query Commander

Query Commander is an open-source tool, made with Sharp Develop; that allows us to connect with several kinds of databases and run queries ans stored procedures with them. The most attractive feature of this tool are its looks, really similar a Visual Studio IDE, and the ability of using IntelliSense on a query.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Phishing

As described by Wikipedia, phishing is fraudulent adquisition, through deception, of sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details. At MailFrontier they've made (as a part of an advertising for their product) a test that won't tell you which ice-cream flavor you are; instead it measures something useful as your resistance level to phishing attempts: test. It has a first part.