Here’s a super-handy little site for anyone who’s ever had to perform website support over the phone. Instruct the user to navigate to They can then see the answers to most of the questions you’re

NHProf - NHibernate Profiler

The inimitable Ayende Rahien is close to releasing version 1.0 of his NHibernate Profiler tool, and it really is shaping up to be a rather lovely little addition to my developer toolbox. In much the same way that we

TFS: Using Alternative Diff/Merge Tools

There are many things I love about Team Foundation Server, but the supplied diff/merge tool is not one of them. It is - how can I put this? – somewhat basic. Indeed, I’ve heard tell of people going out


OK, dear readers, today I’d like to talk about tools. Software development isn’t really so different from traditional skilled crafts in that it is important to have an understanding of the tools available to help you create a


Clients regularly ask me “Hey, how do you do those fancy screen shots with arrows, highlights, and torn page effects?” Answer: I use Snag It, a funky little program which John initially recommended to me (although he’s not a

MSB3247 - Dependent Assembly Conflicts

Earlier today a dev came over to ask me about a compiler warning he was getting when building a .NET solution: MSB3247: Found conflicts between different versions of the same dependent assembly.This is basically telling you that one project