Ruminations of idle rants and ramblings of a code monkey

What is a software architect?

Idle Babbling
I had this discussion with someone recently and it’s really gotten me to thinking. There is a reason that I don't use that term much to describe myself ... it is so undefined, overused and inappropriately used that, in many ways, it has lost much of its value as a title (to me at least). I cannot ev... [More]

End-to-End Task Debugging

In my previous post, I talked about how to debug a TFS 2008 Build using MSBuild Sidekick. But there’s more to this story … you can also do end-to-end (as in, as part of a complete TF Build) debugging of custom tasks. Regardless of the number of unit tests that you write (and they should be numerous)... [More]

Debugging TFS Build

If nothing else, this is one of the coolest things in TFS 2010. But I am not, unfortunately, afforded the luxury at this time of working with TFS 2010 in my current gig. Though I won’t complain too loudly as it is 2008 and not 2005. I’m currently working on the build process. As simple as that may... [More]