Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Agile, Scrum.... what next??

Our boss is pushing Agile method while we are practicing Scrum with small project. Also, few are also with pair programming. So what next? Too many things to learn here. Personally, I found scrum method is interesting and worth practicing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Presentation on GNU/Linux

Beside programming, I also do some networking stuff. Administrating office network is my another job. Our boss has started new trend. According to which, everyone will be giving presentation on what they are comfortable with, either technical or non-technical. Today was my turn and I gave presentation on GNU/Linux. Everybody was listening carefully. I talked mostly about administrating GNU/Linux. I found that people were paying their attention more than I expected. ;-)

Friday, September 17, 2004

Good Friday

Since we are free, everybody wanted fun. So, today is party day. First of all, we had special lunch. The reason for saying 'special' to our lunch is, we had really good fish curry made by one of our collegue. Then, we had a beer ;-)! Now everybody is feeling sleepy and wants to go HOME! By the way, I didn't have chance to look into StarTeam Integration with VS.NET.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

StarTeam Integration

I've successfully integrated StarTeam with C# Builder. After installing Microsoft SCC Integration, C# Builder immediately identified the provider and I was already working with the project from repository. This is my first experience with commerical VCS. Really nice to see everything working smoothly. Also, I am monitoring posts in Borland newgroup so that I don't miss anything important. My next task is to integrate it with Visual Studio.NET. In order to explain everything to my friends, I need to understand the whole process, so it is not just integrating and testing. I will be relying on Starteam documentation which is really really good.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

StarTeam working

After spending few hours with StarTeam manual, I was able to get idea about how things work with it. My aim was to install and configure StarTeam server and client and understand how this software works. After insallation, I tried with my small C# project and really worked smoothly. I have an experience of FreeVCS, so I already know how version control system works. I must say, StarTeam is feature rich but little complicated to understand at first. I will be looking at StarTeam Integration with C# Builder and Delphi 8 tomorrow.

My GMail account

I got GMail account with id milan.np. Thanx to Vicky for invitation. Just downloaded GMail Notifier from google site. Cool application.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

About DiamondBack

It is understood that Borland is putting more and more effort on making single IDE for Win32 application and .NET application, but I came to know Diamodback(Delphi 9) is also going to support C# as well. This is great news. Also, I got some more info on Diamondback from Nick's Delphi Blog. According to Nick, Delphi 9 will have Refactoring tool, Unit testing tool, enhanced HTML desinger etc. Also, there will be tight integration between IDE and Starteam. Also, it will have Web Deployment Manager to deploy ASP.NET application. Isn't it GREAT? I wonder when Borland gonna release this great software. By the way, congratulation to Nick on getting 2004 Spirit of Delphi award. :-)

Monday, September 13, 2004

Version Controlling

I am also doing some research on version controlling system while updating myself for BorCon. Just installed Borland StarTeam. Seems like very complicated software. It was FreeVCS that made our life easier. But our team need some more. They need a software which can be integrated with development tool. We are focusing on C# Builder so obviously StarTeam will be my first choice. Honestly, I am still happy with FreeVCS. I still use it at home for my pet projects.

Borland Conference 2004

Today is already 3rd day of BorCon. I am monitoring Borcon events from various sources. One of which is Marco Cantu's site. Another is Nick's Delphi Blog.I was really interested in getting more information on upcoming version of Delphi, code name 'DiamondBack'. And guess what? I found it here.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Books I am reading

1) Professional C# (2nd Edition) - Wrox Press - Robinson, Allen, Cornes.... 2) Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit - Andrew Hunt, David Thomas

Learning Time

Since we are free, everybody is busy learning something. Somebody is learning 'Agile Software Development', while others are busy with 'Scrum' and 'Pair programming'. I am busy with .NET. ;) I am working on small pet project which is ASP.NET application. With Delphi 8, this project is going very smoothly. Also, I am trying to learn C# , with Borland's C# Builder. Recently, I found this build tool called FinalBuilder. If you want to automate your build, then this is the perfect tool for you. I wish there was a free version of this software.

The Beginning

I've been blogging for a long but this is my first post in Blogspot. My old blog is still here.