Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our Talk at Sela Dev-Days–ALM Best Practices with TFS 2010

Today Yuval Mazor and I gave the talk above in front of ~20 people, as part of the ALM day of Sela Group’s Dev Days 2011. People were quite receptive – and I believe we got them to understand not only how you do things in TFS 2010, but also why. Some of the things we talked about:

  • Best practices for managing software development projects with TFS 2010
  • What are work items and how to use them (including customizations and links)
  • How to properly build a branching plan
  • Where and how to apply automated builds and CI

Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to cover TFS 2010 reports in detail – which means another talk is in order!

The presentation is available online here.

Thanks to Shai Raiten for the photography:


A big thank-you to our audience – it was great having you!

Software & I

Hello all,

It took me a considerable amount of time to come up with a name for this blog. It was particularly difficult, because I didn’t want to pigeon-hole myself and limit the blog to just one subject. My other blog, Nightmare on ALM Street, specializes in gems about my current primary job – implementing application lifecycle processes with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

But there’s more to me – even professionally – than just that. I’m a software developer, and while I mostly develop on the Microsoft technology stack (e.g. .NET and C#), I also dabble in other languages such as Java for Android development, non TFS / Agile / Scrum methodology, and even things that are not software related.

So I needed a blog that will talk about all that – Software being a major part of it, and other things that interest me.

In the end I came up with a simple and straight forward title – Software and I.

I  promise to talk about anything that interests me – and hopefully, it will be of interest to you as well.

Lastly, I would like to give a very special thank you, to my good friend, Maor Linn, for designing the blog’s title banner. If you like it, give a holler – I’ll be sure to let him know.