25 Jul 2009

Proven Source Control Practises Poster

Proven Practises Poster

Maybe one of the toughest things in software development to get right all the time: source control. Well now with this nice bright A3 poster printed on your wall (or maybe above the monitor of the guy who breaks the builds daily) you’ll never go wrong again.

It covers 17 proven practises broken into 5 key areas:

Things YOU should do

  • Keep up to date
  • Be light and quick with checkouts
  • Don’t check in unneeded binaries
  • Working folders should be disposable
  • Use undo/revert sparingly

Branching

  • Plan your branching
  • Own the merge
  • Look after branches

Management

  • Useful & meaningful check in messages
  • Don’t use the audit trial for blame

Repository

  • Don’t break the build
  • Separate your repo
  • Don’t forget to shelve
  • Use labels

Technology

  • Try concurrent access
  • Don’t be afraid of branching concepts
  • Automerge for checkout only
    25 Jul 2009

    ADO.NET Data Services Cheat Sheet (WCF Data Service)

    ADO.NET Data Services (WCF Data Services) Cheat Sheet

    Above is a screen shot of an A3 cheat sheet I created for ADO.NET Data Services (version 1). The poster covers the filters, methods and gives plenty of examples in a nice bright poster.

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    25 Jul 2009

    Outlook 101 Poster

    poster

    I created this poster (A3 in size) which covers the 8 key areas of Outlook

    • Email
    • Contacts
    • Outlook Web Access
    • SharePoint Integration
    • Calendar
    • Tasks
    • Misc Outlook Features, like out of office assistant and inline preview
    • RSS

    The poster also has three areas where you can write key information that will be specific for your organisation like mailbox size limit, SharePoint & OWA URL’s.

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    More posters at www.drp.co.za

    07 May 2009

    Some Free Posters I've Created Recently

    One of the things that I do at BB&D, is produce guidance posters. So far I have produced two of them and both are publically available on the BB&D developer guidance site DRP. The first is “Outlook + Exchange = Better Together” and the second is “ADO.NET Data Services Cheat Sheet”, not two things you think about together often.

    Outlook + Exchange = Better Together

    The title is a bit marketing-ly, but the poster is really a nice over view of the 8 key areas of Outlook namely

    • Email
    • Contacts
    • Outlook Web Access
    • SharePoint
    • Calendars
    • Tasks
    • Outlook Features
    • RSS

    The poster looks a little busy, but when printed at A3 it’s not bad at all. It also includes three areas (OWA, Mailbox size, SharePoint) where you can write in your organization details so if you print them out and put them on the wall they have some organization context.

    poster

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    ADO.NET Data Services Cheat Sheet

    The next one I developed when learning with ADO.NET Data Services and it’s a bright and fun cheat sheet for it. It includes information on the query operators (with samples along the border), a list of functions, a list of comparison operators (like less than), query order, keys, and $value. I’ve found it very useful to print out and put up. It is designed for A3, but I have it printed at A4 (in grey scale) and it works just as well.


    ADO.NET Data Services Cheat Sheet

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