Siren of Shame
Automated Architecture is proud to announce the availability of our new build monitor called Siren of Shame. It's a USB siren that sits on your desk and goes off when someone breaks the build. If you use continuous integration (such as TFS, Team City, or Hudson) please check it out.
Updated Blue Ink Templates
Released a minor update to the template that resolves issues with Vista.
First BLOG Post
Today Blue Ink author Lee Richardson launched his personal BLOG which focuses on rapid application development, code generation, and implementing ASP.Net web application. Click below to check it out at: http://rapidapplicationdevelopment.blogspot.com/ or click below to learn about "the importance of the logical data model".
New PM Article: Seven Signs
The Gantthead Project Management portal just published a second article by Blue Ink author Lee Richardson. The article touches on benefits of the JAG methodology. Click for the article.
New Templates, Version 3.2
With the 3.2 templates we now support ASP.Net 2.0's latest site navigation / sitemap technology, have enhanced page level security, and have integrated the two per our DevX article on 7/15. Click below for release notes and details.
DevX Featured Article: Site Navigation
Todays featured article on DevX is part one of a two part series developed by Blue Ink author Lee Richardson that demonstrates Site Navigation Problem and their Solutions in ASP.Net 2.0. Version 3.2 of the .Net templates due out this week will use many of the techniques described in the article. Click below for the article.
DevX.com: 1.2 Million Developers Learn of Blue Ink
In May if every developer that passes by DevX.com clicks on our new Nested DataGrids Simplify Hierarchical Data Display article, this could be the result. Click below to view the article.
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From the Forums
I keep getting An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL ...
Yes, Blue Ink does support SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. Is the SQL Server on a different box? If so you may need to run the SQL Server Surface Area Configuration tool. If ...
I am testing this on my laptop, so everything is local and I have sysadmin permissions.
I can connect fine to other apps, so not sure what is missing.
The error is what was posted in my prior ...
Are you using the same connection string in Blue Ink as you are in other applications? Blue Ink automatically updates the connection string that it's going to use in the bottom text box ...
When is the right time to load data for a class?
I'm creating a class that is going to hold some info of the logged in user for a tool that I'm creating.
Usually when I create a class I create an empty constructor, a full constructor and a Load ...
I guess it’s all personal preference and how it will be used. If the DB retrieval logic is in the constructor then you have the advantage of knowing that if you have an instance ...
Other article called "Exception Management Architecture Guide" maye be more useful, it can download form MS, An exception management system should be well encapsulated and should abstract the details ...
The project file ' ' has been renamed or is no longer in the solution.
I've just tried the standard C# template for VS 2005 on a very simple application (VS2005 V3.2.0). When I run the CompileSolutionOnly.bat file it seems to be trying to find a VS2003 version of ...
Thanks for the heads up. Are you running Vista? I'm guessing this is related to Vista, since it used to work fine XP. But I recently upgraded, and now I get the exact same problem for ...
Ok, I've published an updated Template Solution called 3.2.1 that will fix both problems you mentioned. If the workarounds don't work for you, you should be able to remove the template solution and ...
Thanks for the prompt response. I'll test it tomorrow and let you know, since I'm away from the office today.
Thanks Lee, I've checked the 3.2.1 template version and it works fine.