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Investing in tools

On every project I’ve worked on, I’ve come to a point where performance or memory usage of the application is an issue. And every time, the company has no license for a profiling tool, nor do they want to invest in it. Every time, we’ve had to resort ourselves to free trials of tools, which […]

Comparing a local file with a workspace file with C# and TFS

The situation is simple: we need to send messages to another system the developers of the other system need documentation on the layout of these messages this is a company-specific protocol (no JSON or anything standard, because we’re talking to old Fortran machines here) naturally, the documentation is made in Word files Taking an example […]

Readlists: compose your own ebook from web pages

Readlists is a handy web app where you can create your own ebook based on web pages. I needed the Durandal documentation offline (to take with me on the train) and the Durandal site doesn’t offer the latest docs for download. Here’s where Readlists comes in. You just give your ebook a title, a description […]

Easy, light-weight ISO burning tool

Just found an excellent tool to burn ISOs. It’s free, it’s light-weight, and it works from the context menu: ISORecorder. It fits my needs perfectly. I don’t need a big suite with all kind of options I won’t be using (cf. Nero).

Quick and easy UML sequence diagrams

Following my previous post on UML, I’d like to point out a tool I like very much. It’s only for sequence diagrams but I find it does the job very good, and real quick too. Also, it’s far less of a pain than Microsoft Visio when changes have to be made. The name is Tracemodeler […]