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Visual Studio 2010

clock December 17, 2010 19:11 by author Bald Turtle

So I downloaded VS 2008 last spring before I left for China and used it some while I was there.  I really didn't do much with it and it expired, I pulled down VS 2010 a couple of weeks ago to do the trial.  I like it, its been a while since I've had to use VS for anything.  I always despised the design interface for web pages and ended up doing a bastardized flip-flop between VS and Dreamweaver.  The design part of 2010 looks much better and thats a relief.  I don't intend to pay for a newer version of Dreamweaver and I am hoping to do everything inside VS.

My "real" copy of Visual Studio came in the mail today and I installed it on my main workstation at home (US) and held my breath and installed it on the laptop to take with me to China.  It installed ok.  I was worried they would prevent me from installing on 2 machines with this license.  Paying for this copy made my heart hurt, there's no way in hell I could justify buying two.

Figuring out what to do.....

clock December 6, 2010 18:57 by author Bald Turtle

Well..... I need a new website.  Something different then Mindspear where I can talk about life in the shop, life in China, life in the kitchen.  I don't really want to invest too heavily in new tools or infrastructure.  So I took a look around and settled on using BlogEngine.NET as the foundation.  I like the idea of working with an open-source app and I wanted a .NET solution.

I took down one of the servers at home to save on electricity so my development platform is a single unit with Server 2003 Enterprise, and SQL Server 2005.  I haven't coded since 2008 so I am still running an old version of Visual SourceSafe and Visual Studio 2005.  I don't want to invest in a ton of tools for this, so I am going to go with Visual Studio 2010 and look at a different solution for source control.

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