Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Team System - Why not?

I have been reading quite a bit on Team System lately, from a preview book I got from a raffle at our local .NET user group meeting. I find it really amazing and I would be the happiest soul if it is used the way it is being dreamt of being used! It's been close to 10 years for me in this industry and I have seen the ups and downs. For the most part, I have been really disturbed by the poor coordination with in the team itself. Not only among team members, but there is a communication embargo from the manager to the developer. Only the management has the vision. And it depends upon their level of involvement which would really mark the success of a team and the goal itself. Delegation is good. But delegating and then forgetting is REALLY BAD!

Tools like Team System would be a failure if there isn't the right thinking in the team.

Monday, June 06, 2005

A Click of a Nightmare

One of my colleagues came to me with a problem: He wanted to make the click event of button in his form to be activated when anyone pressed ENTER key. I said it works by default and it needs no tweaking. To my surprise, he showed me that it is not.

Then I went back to the form that I had developed and showed him that I did no extra coding to make it work. The click event just got raised when I hit the ENTER key. He was surprised too.

It would have been easy to implement his requirement with some JavaScript programming, but I wanted to find out the reason behind this contradictory behavior. The only difference between my form and his was that mine had more than one input controls (such as textbox and dropdownlists) and his had only one textbox. Well, after going through a lot of sane thoughts, I did one last insane activity: I added one more textbox control to his form. And it all worked: the click event got raised at the hit of the ENTER key.

I have no clue why this is happening. Do you have any?

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Arrived, at last

I think somebody in MS is reading my blog entries :-). I just recieved my copy of VS2005 beta! Thanks, MS! Let me see how the installation goes !

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

You Too, Microsoft?

I had ordered a copy of the ASP.NET 2.0 VS2005 BETA release two weeks ago. And the order seemed to be in place. After a long 2 week wait, I got a mail from MS that they were out of stock. That is disappointing indeed. I should have been notified the moment I was ordering about the situation.

Somebody needs to teach Microsoft how to handle online inventory?

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Hunting Delegates

Delegates was one of the toughest subjects to understand for me in .NET. This was because I found no good article anywhere in my vicinity. All the ones I found just jumped to the technical details blabbering the jargons. I usually do not vote for such articles (who needs my vote anyway!) and do not recommend to my friends either. Writing is a form of expression and if the audience cannot understand (may be I am dump!) what the author has expressed (or trying to express, for that matter), then the existence of such an article itself is to be questioned.

Well, to my luck, I found a really good article on web. I do not the know the author and neither do I remember the site address. I read it once and it just stuck on me. In fact, there was no author's name in it. The article explained Delegates so well that I need not had to read it again. As I have commented in my earlier entry, I am going to present Delegates in our user group meeting. If any of you are interested in knowing about Delegates, then please dive in.

If you are not a member or do not know the direction, please send a note to the our leader, Judy Calla. Her email id is jcalla@pnat.com.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Next Talk on June 2005

I am gonna talk on Delegates on June 2005 in Central Penn .NET User’s Group. This has been long due and I had to put this away for some personal reasons. Now I am back and gonna hit the road!