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Best Practices Analyzers
On an other blog I found some interesting analysers like: SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer The SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) gathers data from Microsoft Windows and SQL Server configuration settings. BPA uses a predefined list of SQL Server 2005 recommendations and best practices to determine if there are potential issues in the database environment. Best Practice Analyzer for ASP.NET The Best Practice Analyzer ASP.NET (alpha release) is a tool that scans the configuration ......

Posted On Friday, September 26, 2008 11:29 AM

300+ Visual Studio Tips & Tricks
Recently Sara Ford passed the 300+ mark for her Visual Studio Tips & Tricks section. See gives some usefull tips to work better and faster with Visual Studio 2005/2008. You can find them here: Visual Studio 2005 Tip of the Day Visual Studio 2008 Tip of the Day From: ......

Posted On Monday, September 22, 2008 7:36 PM

C# vs Ruby vs PHP vs Perl vs Java
A few days ago I posted a comparison of C# vs Ruby. So I thought what about adding some more populair programming languages to the graph. And what to we see below: c# 2.05 ruby 1.00 php 3.65 perl 0.75 java 7.65 The other languages (php, perl, java) has the same drops during the weekends as C#. Ruby on the other hand stays stable during the whole week. So can we say: That Ruby isn't very common language at 9-5 Mon-Fri jobs, so it more used by hobbiest then by professionals. Ruby programmers can't ......

Posted On Saturday, September 20, 2008 12:16 AM

Network Monitor 3.2 has released
Network Monitor 3.2 is a protocol analyzer. It allows you to capture network traffic, view and analyze it. One of the nice features of the Network Monitor, is that the packets are group per process. Network Monitor 3.2 is available on The link is: New features in version 3.2: Process Tracking: Now you can identify rogue applications sending network data! View all the processes ......

Posted On Thursday, September 18, 2008 8:08 PM

C# vs Ruby
A product of Google labs called "trends" is usefull to investigate search trends. What happes if we compare the search terms "C#" and "Ruby"? c# 2.02 ruby 1.00 What do we see in the graph, the Ruby line (red) stays pretty constant during the whole week, but the C# line (blue) drops during the weekend. Interesting isn't it? What conclusion can we make up with this info: Ruby is used by people that don’t have a personal life and spend the weekend developing stuff? C# is used by people that develop ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:35 PM

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