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Gmail New Mail Notifications for Windows 7
No matter how I try, I always get this: It's insane to me that $130B company can't provide any more than this outdated tool for this job, but I digress. Also thanks goes to Ryan Cook for use of his Gmail C# tools as the basis for part of my project. All information, source code, and especially tools are provided as is and on a "use at your own risk" basis. Tags: Tools I've been using Windows 7 as my sole operating system since Beta 1 in January. I'm completely loving it and I was pleased to see how many apps worked seamlessly on it. Requires.NET 2.0 Kennedy.
Entity Framework 4.1 power tools
Power Tools making it even easier to do Code First development with an existing database. The EF team at Microsoft just release a first CTP of the EF 4.1 Guess it isn’t really code first in that case but database first I did a quick test with an existing database, Northwind to be exact, and it worked pretty well. The only gotcha is you have to make sure the EF4.1 assemblies are available in your project otherwise you will receive the exception below. Adding Ef4.1 is easy though, just download the installer and install them or even better, just add a package reference using NuGet. Enjoy!
The Problem Solver
- Thursday, May 19, 2011
A Roundup of MongoDB Management Tools
Back in the early days, there really were no management tools analogous to RDBMS tools (e.g. It’s time to look around and see what management / monitoring tooling is around these days for MongoDB. Robomongo — is a shell-centric cross-platform open source MongoDB management tool (i.e. My take : Robomongo is definitely my current favorite management tool for MongoDB. or.PHP file on your server and you get a well rounded management tool. The lack of management tools was hurting MongoDB’s adoption in the early days. The news is good.
Visual Studio 2010 Power Tools
The Visual Studio 2010 Power Tools have just been released. Of course I don’t use Resharper or CodeRush (I use too many machines I don’t control to become dependent on them) so some of these features may be available in those tools. But for me the power tools are a welcome addition to the IDE. There’s all sorts of goodness in here: new flexible tab handling in the VS shell (vertical tab groups, tabs grouped by project, dropping of rarely used tabs, etc); a new searchable Add Reference dialog; new editor enhancements to make navigation easier and much more.
- Monday, June 7, 2010
The NoSQL Movement, LINQ, and MongoDB - Oh My!
The NoSQL movement asks the question: “Is the relational database (RDBMS) always the right tool for data storage and data access?”. You may have to run a transformation tool if you’re making radical data changes, but that’s true in SQL systems as well. To get started, download MongoDB the tools and server here: [link]. Generally I look down upon that sort of development, but for an admin tool it’s just fine. All information, source code, and especially tools are provided as is and on a "use at your own risk" basis. Insanity!” Flat files? Related classes?
Michael C. Kennedy's Weblog
- Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tooling stack of testing Asp.MVC Views
“Craftsmen know their tools” At last weeks Jim Counts did a session on Testing MVC Views with ApprovalTests. watch the video here ] While I am always happy to see more ApprovalTesting in the world, I was also impressed with the full tooling stack Jim used throughout the presentation. Don’t get me wrong, Jim still does a simple “Hello World” type demo, but he applies all the rigor and professionalism I would want in a real project to that example. Nicely done Jim, you’ve inspired me to raise my game, and hopefully others as well. Asp.MVC Asp.Net C
- Sunday, July 22, 2012
Building a Cloud OS for.NET Developers - Part 1
Where Are the Developer Tools? In the next blog post, I’ll take you through setting up an Visual Studio 2010 instance in the cloud along with all the other developer tools and servers you might need such as SQL Server, and MongoDB, and LINQPad, and so on. All information, source code, and especially tools are provided as is and on a "use at your own risk" basis. Articles Cloud Tools Visual Studio web2.0Let’s talk about cloud operating systems. We’ll focus on.NET / Visual Studio developers, but I’m sure you can adapt this to your technology of choice. So we have.
Building a Cloud OS for.NET Developers – Part 1
We’ll focus … Continue reading → Cloud Articles Tools Visual Studio[Update: Read Part 2.] Let’s talk about cloud operating systems. This article explores the options and potential of moving entirely “To The Cloud” for developers who normally demand significant offline power from their applications (IDEs, compilers, debuggers, etc).
11 Killer Open Source Projects I Found with NuGet
All information, source code, and especially tools are provided as is and on a "use at your own risk" basis. Articles ASP.NET NoSQL Open Source Tools Visual StudioSo maybe I'm late to the party, but I recently started playing with NuGet. It's a killer new way to find, install, maintain, and manage references to open source libraries in Visual Studio 2010. Plenty of people have written about it ( Phil Haack and Scott Hanselman for example). Let's just say you should learn about NuGet if you don't know it already. RazorEngine at [link]. YUI Compressor for.Net at [link]. Here you go.
Michael C. Kennedy's Weblog
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
DotNed podcast: Mads Kristensen on ASP.NET developer tooling in Visual Studio 2012 and beyond
For a change an English language podcast :-) In this podcast Maurice de Beijer speaks with Mads Kristensen about web tooling in Visual Studio 2012. Besides the standard build in tooling for web developer they also talk about Web Essentials 2012, the plugin Mads develops in his spare time to give web developers even more features and capabilities. Links: Blog: [link] Web Essentials 2012: [link] Web Developer Checklist: [link] Enjoy! Podcast DotNed
The Problem Solver
- Friday, March 15, 2013