Joe Sango's Blog

Friday, April 29, 2005

Flat Stick

Its been a hectic few weeks and things don't look like slowing down! My current contract has me flat out along with the VSTSEclipse project, which I am trying to ramp up, plus I will be starting to contract for Readify in the next few weeks.
I am excited about working with the Readify guys and I am getting myself back into some hardcore .NET projects which I am very pleased about.
I'm trying to keep the cobwebs off my blog but damn its hard finding some time to keep this thing up to date with my musings and news that no-one probably cares about anyway! Oh well, I will keep bloggin away anyways. :P

IEEE Software Article

Greg Goth, a news writer for the IEEE Computer Society magazine, is writing an article on the latest developments in Eclipse and he is including the VSTSEclipse project as part of the piece.
It sounds like it will be an interesting read. I answered a few questions he had about the project and the motivations behind it.
I believe it will be out in the July/August issue but I will post more on it when I know the exact details.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 is up and running!

The VSTSEclipse project website is now up and running! Thanks to Martin for organising all the details.
We will be adding and updating the content as we go so stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

VSTSEclipse on TechWeb

Alexander Wolfe, an editor from TechWeb has published an article about the VSTSEclipse project! This is exciting stuff as our project gains more and more momentum.

I have also been asked by the editor of Dr. Dobbs Journal to write a few articles around the project so stay tuned.

Friday, April 15, 2005

VSTSEclipse project forges on

I have recently moved the VSTS Eclipse plugin project I am part of across to SourceForge. We were on GotDotNet but at the moment, it seems a little unsteady in terms of its availability and its features comaparative to SourceForge. I have heard rumblings of an improved GotDotNet service but until such time, it looks like we are forging on.

Check it out if your interested and/or let me know if you have any questions or queries.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Team System Forums

Check out this post by Rob which details the new online forums for VSTS.
Topics covered are:
  • General
  • Team Edition for software architects
  • Team Edition for software developers
  • Team Edition for software testers
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Team System Workshop
  • Domain-Specific Language Tools
  • MSF

Seems like its going to be a nice hub for VSTS info.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Now there's source all over my top...

Got my hands dirty with the JBoss source code today. Not too bad, washed off ok.

I am implementing a DLQ (dead letter queue) in my JMS application and each time it tried to publish to the DLQ, I got the ol' Null Pointer message.
Well, a few kicks and screams later, I dug into the source and it turns out there is a bug in the JBoss source thats been around since the 3.2.x days and using 4.0.1, it's still there. Coincidentally, the JBoss people now say that the fix will be ported to 4.0.2! Magic.

Anyways, we recompiled and deployed ourselves with the changes and everything is hunky dory. Damn HashTables.......

Friday, April 01, 2005

We keep plug-in away.

Welcome to Jon Box and Alexander West to our VSTS eclipse plugin project. I can't believe how much interest we have stirred up around the traps!
Alex Wolfe has been in contact and wants to do a story on our efforts for TechWeb. I will post some more on this as it comes to hand.

Well, I have settled in (pretty much) at my new client and I am looking to get this VSTS eclipse stuff rip roaring so I will be organising a member contact session, (possibly Skype) with some of Dave's valuable assistance. Within the next few weeks, we will have put together a plan of attack and have a clear direction in where we are headed with this project.