Progress Report

I haven’t posted anything in a while, so I thought I would post an update on what’s going on.

  • Finished reading GTD. Interesting book, with a lot of points I wish I knew earlier. I am following some of his ideas and approaches but difficult as I don’t actually have that much to do at the moment apart from Read and Code (the difficult life of a student! ()
  • Reading Craig Larman’s Applying UML and Patterns book at the moment.  Very good read, some I already knew, some of it is new to me.  Giving me a nice firm foundation for next year which is good.  I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about OO design.  Check out Computer Manuals if you want to purchase it (like at the side).
  • Been doing some work with the TFS Verison Tree Browser over at CodePlex recently ( ) which has been interesting.  Coming from a Visual SourceSafe source control, this is new to me, but one I am looking forward to getting started in.
  • I have also been having a chat this morning with Andrew Stopford (seems a very nice guy, his blog is from the MBUnit team about helping with the development of the software.  Downloaded the source code this morning, so will definitely have a look at that this afternoon.  In case you don’t mind, MBUnit is a testing framework like NUnit with more bells and whistles, a topic I have a keen interested in at the moment.
  • Girlfriend came to see me for a few days, loved seeing her again (meet at Uni, she lives in London – I don’t). Had a really nice few days, went to see Cars which was cool (nice work Mr S. Jobs), the visual effects where amazing.
  • Finally, WWDC 2006 is almost here!!  This is the Apple Developer conference, keynote is on Monday. I can’t wait to see what is coming up, I love apple, their ideas and products. Personally I am hoping they are going to announce the MacBook Pro Core Duo 2, think I would buy it straight away (get student discount) with 2Gb of ram, and dual boot with Windows for development.  Girlfriend would kill me, and so would my bank balance, but they are such a cool machine!

Can’t think of anything else to write at the moment. Cool dudes!

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