Archive for December, 2005

Sources for the nDoc SQL Database Describer

December 28, 2005

The first “release” of the Database Describer turned out to be a bit sloppy. So here is version 1.1

DescribeDatabase.Release.1.1.zip (91,65 KB)

DescribeDatabase.Sources.1.1.zip (10,43 KB)

The sources are the main classes only. You need to make your own project and include these class files. It uses the Enterprise Library version 1.1 by Microsoft.

The Database Describer will write out a cs source file, a compiled Assembly and a doc xml with all the comments based on the schema of your Sql Server database. Your sql database remarks ( MS_Description ) will be part of the output.

Since there is an assembly, you can even include links to the tables, views and sprocs from your own code comments, simply by referencing the assembly from your project and including a seealso in your summary.

/// <seealso cref = “Databases.Sql.ControleServices.Tables.Findings” >Findings</seealso>
/// </summary>

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Sources for the SharePoint CruiseControl WebParts

December 27, 2005

Here are the zipfiles for the Sharepoint CruiseControl webparts ( see my previous post here ) :

BuildLabWebParts-binaries.zip (118,96 KB) ( dutch version )

BuildLabWebParts-sources.zip (7,26 KB) ( sources to make a english version ? )

Here is the homepage of CruiseControl.net

( p.s. these webparts are to be used with the upcoming CruiseControl.Net 1.1 )

BuildLab with CruiseControl

December 22, 2005

Here we have another cool build tool: CruiseControl.Net

But as an Information Worker Solution Provider… it had to be integrated into SharePoint !

A download will be made available in the near future

Documenting your SQL Database with NDoc?

December 5, 2005

I just love the documentation that NDoc generates ( although I wrote the documentation myself, it just looks better ). But I was missing the SQL Databases and stored procedures that came with my solution.

So I wrote this litte tool that generates a NDoc compatible XML and Assembly of your database!

Adjust the dataconfiguration.config to inlcude your database, and run!

DescribeDatabase.exe dbconfigname dbdisplayname

The dbconfigname comes from your dataconfiguration.config and the dbdisplayname is used as the namespace.

[ Download here: DescribeDatabase.Release.1.0.zip (88,76 KB) ]

Social Networks anyone?

December 3, 2005

At the PDC03 there was a cool demo in the keynote on social network enabled software. Now 3 years later we see SNARF.

SNARF, the Social Network and Relationship Finder, developed by Microsoft Research and available for download, is designed to help computer users cope with precisely such scenarios. SNARF, a complement to e-mail programs such as Outlook, filters and sorts e-mail based on the type of message and the user’s history with an e-mail correspondent. The result: a collection of alternative views of your e-mail that can help you make sense of the deluge.

Read more at source: http://research.microsoft.com/displayArticle.aspx?id=1365