Procrastination Backlog #2

Well, the procrastination backlog hasn’t helped me write any more posts, but I have change the priorities a bit based on previous feedback. My current procrastination backlog looks like this:

  1. Write a post about how to use the data contract serializer to store LINQ to SQL results in out-of-process/SQL ASP.NET session state.
  2. Write a post on how to host the PowerShell runtime in your own application and use it as a macro language.
  3. Write a rant about how the design process being separated from the development process leads to re-work and Write a post about implementing a rolling log file trace listener that works with the System.Diagnostics API.
  4. Write a post about creating a trace listener that creates time stamped log files like IIS.
  5. Write a post on how to expose application specific data via a PSProvider in PowerShell, and how to write custom Cmdlet’s.
  6. Write a post on how to use PowerShell to control Virtual Server 2005 to backup virtualised TFS environments.
  7. scheduling delays.
  8. Write a post on using Team Foundation Server for release management based on a slide deck I already have.
  9. See whether the world needs a post on how to close a NamedPipesServerStream.
  10. Write a rant about craftsmanship in writing code and how it impacts maintainability, specifically around the problems associated with code like this: Foo().Bar(baz.Blah().Bleh())
  11. Write a post about a TryCatch ASP.NET server control for coping with unreliable backends during development.

P.S. I’ve started writing the first one on the list.


2 thoughts on “Procrastination Backlog #2

  1. Patrick

    Yes please on 3 & 4. The sooner the better.
    Oh and 8 as well. We’re just setting up TFS in an internal trial environment to build a business case for it. Our release management methodology currently involves date stanped deployment directories and some binaries in source safe. It’s horrible, time consuming and unreliable.
    It would be awesome if you could write some basic ‘best practices’ articles on TFS.
    As always, great work!


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