Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Another Hatteras blogger: Jim Presto
Another Hatteras blogger: Jim Presto
Jim Presto, a tester on the Hatteras team, has got a blog going.  He starts off with checkin and promises to delve into checkin policies next.  Now, he mentions that “hopefully everyone has the concept of a portfolio project,” but I'm not sure about that.  Perhaps James will post some more about that and how it ...
Using pushd to get to network paths
Using pushd to get to network paths
A short while ago I saw someone at the office use pushd to cd into a network path.  I've used pushd/popd on Windows for some time, but I never thought to try it on a network path or actually read the help for it.  Pushd will actually map the path to a drive letter automatically and then take you there.  The latter part is ...
Python on .NET just got more support
Python on .NET just got more support
Jim Hugunin, who has been writing IronPython, has been hired by Jason Zander (CLR PUM).  He joins the CLR team on Monday, August 2, to work full time on IronPython and generally supporting dynamic/scripting languages on the CLR.  That's really great news for Python on .NET.  Check out the slide from his ...
Authentication and SOAP proxies
Authentication and SOAP proxies
My last post discussed authentication in web service calls using HttpWebRequest.  That caused one reader to wonder how this ties back to SOAP requests.If you are using wsdl.exe to generate a SOAP proxy class, it derives from System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.  That class has a Credentials property. If you want to ...
Authentication in web services with HttpWebRequest
Authentication in web services with HttpWebRequest
Hatteras has three tiers: client, middle, and data.  The middle tier is an ASP.NET web service on a Windows 2003 Server running IIS 6.  When the client (we use C# for both it and the middle tier) connects to the middle tier, it must authenticate with IIS 6.  Depending upon the IIS configuration, that may be negotiate, NTLM, ...
The story on why Team System is not in Beta 1
The story on why Team System is not in Beta 1
Someone on the newsgroups asked for an official answer on why Team System is not in Whidbey Beta 1.  The short answer is that it's not beta quality, so it didn't belong in a beta.  Keep your eyes open for another CTP release in the next few months.  The current plans for this upcoming CTP are for it to include the server ...
May CTP to appear again
May CTP to appear again
The May 2004 CTP that contained Team System (but not Team Foundation, which includes source control and work item tracking) is supposed to be up on MSDN by Monday.  There were a number of requests for it in the newsgroups after it was mistakenly removed from MSDN...
Scoble is everywhere
Scoble is everywhere
I got the July issue of Triangle TechJournal and opened it up to find an interview of Robert Scoble by Andy Beal (the interview doesn't appear to be on the web site yet). So even my mail box has been Scobleized.Among other things, he mentions taking 7400 pictures over the last 18 months.  Even for digital, that seems like a lot. ...
TechEd C# presentations
TechEd C# presentations
Duncan Mackenzie just posted a link to the C# TechEd 2004 page that has slides from some of the presentations (more to come).  Cool...