Joel Semeniuk shares some of the lessons he learned managing development teams, how he got into Kanban and why its principles are helpful.
David Starr demoes Pex –a parameterized white box unit test tool- and Moles –an isolation framework-, two .NET tools useful for test-first development.
John Slaby and Jezz Santos explain how Raytheon has created Factories-in-the-Small useful to rapidly build new tooling such as the Pattern Automation Toolkit developed in cooperation with Microsoft.
David Starr presents some of the tools in Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 helpful for building an application’s architecture: Architecture Explorer, Dependency Graphs, UML Modeling, and Layer Diagrams.
Ian Goodsell presents the methodology for creating Eclipse and Visual Studio-based toolkits, and introduce Visual Studio Pattern Automation Toolkit, a toolkit for toolkit developers.
Tim Wagner discusses how the Visual Studio team at Microsoft uses customer feedback to improve the development process, testing and productivity of a 50 MLOC product.
Giles Davies and Richard Erwin explain how to work in a mixed development environment containing .NET and Java projects by using Team Foundation Server to manage the process, source code, versioning, tracking, building, and reporting and using Visual Studio and Eclipse as IDEs.
The goal of VSTS is to provide a tool that is not prescriptive and highly customizable for managing the software development process. Kevin Jones provides a soup to nuts framework for utilizing VSTS to support a development team and build better applications. He covers project management, source code control, class designers and various designers available to software architects.