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An exponential back-off implementation I used somewhere; probably room for improvement, but it works good enough.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/17

I will probably need this again somewhere in the future: An exponential back-off implementation I used somewhere; probably room for improvement, but it works good enough.

It’s Delphi, but I’ve not seen practical implementations in C# either.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, C#, Delphi, Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Visual Studio: In TFS how can I correct the links to work items on an existing changeset – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/17

This is still one of my gripes from Visual Studio: when a changeset is linked to an incorrect work item, you still have to change this from the work item side:

You cannot change it from the changeset UI, but you can change it from most work item UI’s. You can just add a link to a the specific changeset and the changeset will show the link as well.

You have to be careful with the steps too:

  1. Link it from the correct work item as a changeset link
  2. Unlink it from the wrong work item

If you do it in reverse order, and get the changeset number wrong, you will have an orphan changeset.

–jeroen

Source: visual studio 2010 – In TFS how can I correct the links to work items on an existing changeset – Stack Overflow

Posted in Development, Software Development, Source Code Management, TFS (Team Foundation System), Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for Dave’s Development Blog – mostly OTA articles on the Open Tools API for Delphi and C++ Builder

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/16

TL;DR: http://www.davidghoyle.co.uk/WordPress/?feed=rss2

Since there is no RSS link  on the page [WayBackDave’s Development Blog – Software Development using Borland / Codegear / Embarcadero RAD Studio

Since I wanted to follow his “blog” (which is sort of a collection of WordPress pages, mainly about the programming OTA: the Open Tools API interface to Delphi and C++ Builder), I was looking for the RSS feed.

Luckily, Feedly knows how to detect most blogging platforms, so it came up with https://feedly.com/i/subscription/feed/http://www.davidghoyle.co.uk/WordPress/?feed=rss2 which indicates the final bit is the RSS feed URL.

Some interesting links from there:

via: [WayBackOTA Interface Search 1.1 and GitHub http://www.davidghoyle.co.uk/WordPress/?…

–jeroen

Posted in C++, C++ Builder, Delphi, Development, RSS, SocialMedia, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Learn to fail – Changing our attitude towards failure – booking.com

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/12

TL;DR:

By accepting that failing is part of learning, we decrease our fear of failure and become more willing to experiment with new ideas. As we experiment and seek feedback, we will see how this benefits our customers, by creating a great product that is built on data and not opinions. Innovation won’t happen without failure. We must embrace it to continue learning and grow!

I highly recommend reading the full text by Yolanda van Kimmenade with lots of nice quotes: Changing our attitude towards failure

–jeroen

via: From the Wile E. Coyote-Dept: “Changing our attitude towards failure”, The Booking Blog about fail. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Posted in Development, Opinions, Power User, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Static Code Analyzer for T-SQL – MS SQL Server. Plugs into MS SSMS and can al…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/12

Static Code Analyzer for T-SQL – MS SQL Server.

Plugs into MS SSMS and can also be run from command line.It reports useful clues which you can turn/on off to your liking. http://sqlcodeguard.com/index-database-issues.html

It will spot declared but unused variables, but it appears it doesn’t do code coverage or execution path to spot stuff like variables being used without being initialized.

http://sqlcodeguard.com/ Price: Free

Source: Lars Fosdal on G+: Static Code Analyzer for T-SQL – MS SQL Server. Plugs into MS SSMS and can al…

–jeroen

Posted in Database Development, Development, SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 | Leave a Comment »

 
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