The MicroISV Show #11 - Jim Holmes & James Avery - Windows Developer Power Tools

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In this episode of The MicroISV Show, we interview Jim Holmes and James Avery, authors of the new O'Reilly book: Windows Developer Power Tools (companion website).

Jim and James talk about how the book was written (65 collaborators!) and give their top five picks for Power Tools for MicroISVs:

James' top five:

1.       Subversion
2.       Trac
3.       Mbunit
4.       Cruise
5.       Nhibernate

Jim's top five:

1.       Subversion
2.       Trac
3.       Mbunit
4.       Msbuild
5.       Watir

Jim also picked out FxCop as his one "must have" tool that isn't on the lists.





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    The Discussion

    • User profile image
      Great show!  The one problem I had with may be technical in origin, but Bob stepped on the guests several times.  I don't know if maybe he can't hear them well enough, but he cut their answers short several times to ask his next question.

      Otherwise, great job Michael and Bob!
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      Michael Lehman
      Thanks for the observation.  We are aware of that problem and have since upgraded the recording tool Bob used.

      Hopefully this should not happen in the future.
    • User profile image
      Congratulation on an informitive and interesting PodCast.
      I've ordered the book and look forward to reading it.

      ### SHAME LESS PLUG ###

      I had an idea about how to setup a team development environment for the MicroSV who wants to use Subversion with VS.Net. It includes lots of little tricks that I found but hadn't been put together in one place.

      You can read the tutorial here:

      Feedback would be great!

    • User profile image
      I would suggest .Net developers use WatiN instead of Watir.  There is also a port of Scott Hanselman's  WATiR WebRecorder++ called WATiN WebRecorder++ that will record an IE session and provide you with a basic test script.

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