Wednesday, December 03, 2008

CODE CAMP 2008

CODE CAMP 2008. Its almost here!!

Yes, it's almost here!

Saturday, December 6th.
Harrisburg University Campus, Strawberry Sq, Harrisburg Downtown.

The latest schedule can be found at our .NET User Group web site. We have our regulars Dan Clark, Kevin Goff and Dani Diaz.

Its gonna be fun, I know, with lots of cool topics!

And raffles, of course :)

I am excited.

If you live in Harrisburg area or be in Harrisburg by luck on December 6th, you should not miss this oppurtunity!

See ya there!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A practical solution to Slow VS.NET 2008 IDE

At my work, we recently migrated our codebase to ASP.NET 3.5, using VS.NET 2008 as our IDE. Needless to say, all developers were (and tosome extent are) excited. Days passed by and our hopes started diminishing. Reason? The IDE being DEAD SLOW! Our Web Project is humungous and a Ctrl-S on a file would compel us to take a break!! Believe it or not, it is that bad!

I started researching. Googling, that is :-)

And to my surprise, we were not alone in the planet. There were lot of developers going through the same pain we were having. Needless to say, it was some solace, but none of the forums, on which the complaints were pouring in, had any solid soultion. And that frustrated me!

After talking to other projects in the firm, we decided to split the web project into chunks. And this article by Scott Gu gave us courage.

We did some POCs and we think we are in the right direction.

UPDATE

The PoCs that we did have given us more courage and are comfortable in breaking our humungous solution to sub-solutions. We would have lot of happy developers... and happy developers make wonderful products!! :)

Friday, August 08, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Disabling Menu Item

A recent post by Joel Spolsky suggests to display the reason why the menu item is not accessible by the user.

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/07/01.html

I disagree.

The reason is, this kind of behavior would confuse the user more than disabling the menu item.

I would go with the recommended approach of hiding the menu item entirely as the user would not see the item and he would not be concerned about it anyways.