National Ride to Work Day

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

I got an email from Jeff Kasparian yesterday about National Ride to Work Day.

I've signed up to be the coordinator for our building. We already have about 2-3 regular bike riders - maybe we might get a few extras on 17th October.

I try and ride to work around once a week, but I do tend to be a bit fussy about picking good weather. It's a 40km round trip too, so it isn't something I'd consider doing every day.

Dave Glover on ASP.NET Dynamic Data Controls

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

I see Dave Glover is coming to town on Thursday to talk about ASP.NET Dynamic Data Controls (Oryx).

Lunch is at 12 noon, the session starts at 12.30.

I'll be there!

YSlow for Firebug

Monday, 30 July 2007

YSlow for Firebug is a Firefox addin analyses web pages and suggests ways to make them load faster. It requires the Firebug addin.

(Via Ayende's blog)

NHibernate plugin for Visual Studio 2005

Friday, 27 July 2007

I was only thinking the other day, "Wouldn't it be great if someone wrote an add-in to Visual Studio that let you drag tables from a database and it generated NHibernate-compatible class definitions and mapping for me".

Well it appears I wasn't the first to have this idea.

The project seems to be run by Adam Langley. There is some source code available, though not in the SourceForge SVN/CVS repository.

One problem at the moment is that it only generates C# code.

Opening Visual Studio 2005 projects in Orcas (2008)

Friday, 27 July 2007

I'd assumed that Visual Studio 2008 would be able to open 2005 projects and manage them alongside any new 2008 projects.

This isn't quite correct - 2008 will upgrade 2005 projects, but those projects can still target the .NET 2.0 runtime. There is a difference!

So if you've got a team project where not everyone is moving to 2008, best keep using 2005 on it.