Thursday, January 29, 2009


If you haven’t seen it already, I suggest that you check out the VSTricks section of Scott Cate’s site.

The introduction is here but for the lazy…

Sara Ford recently (well December) finished her 17 month long “Visual Studio (2005/2008) - Tip of the day” series. (That’s 382 posts.) The posts are obviously still there (check out VS2005Tips,VS2008Tips) to be read by anyone who cares to drop by.

Since then however Scott has taken it upon himself to declare “My hope is not only to enhance your (Sara’s) original Tip Of the Day posts by adding video samples, but also continue to create new posts for tips and tricks from the Visual Studio team.”

No small order considering the amount of time taken to create, edit, upload and host that many videos. Still he’s off to a great start with already 30 videos up at the time of posting. I have already subscribed to the VSTricks Rss feed, and you should too.

So please stop by and check it out.. I’m sure there’s something there you didn’t know and keep checking back as Scott has set himself one hell of a challenge and will need all the support he can muster in order to keep going. :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Get a free Typemock Isolator Licence.

I’m always happy to see people pushing Vb.Net…I doubt I’ll qualify for a free licence but who knows :)

Programming Visual Basic applications?

Typemock have released a new version of their unit testing tool, Typemock Isolator 5.2.
This version includes a new friendly VB.NET API which makes Isolator the best Isolation tool for unit testing A Visual Basic (VB) .NET application.

Isolator now allows unit testing in VB or C# for many ‘hard to test’ technologies such as SharePoint, ASP.NET MVC, partial support for Silverlight, WPF, LINQ, WF, Entity Framework, WCF unit testing and more.

Note that the first 25 bloggers who blog this text in their blog and tell us about it, will get a Free Full Isolator license (worth $139). If you post this in a VB.NET dedicated blog, you'll get a license automatically (even if more than 25 submit) during the first week of this announcement.

Go ahead, click the following link for more information on how to get your free license.

I myself have a personal Vb.Net project I think could really do with my applying this sort of methodology to it. :)