SSW Update - July 2002
Do you use eXtreme Programming Wisely?
Sydney .NET User Group

This month Adam Cogan will examine how Office XP smart tags provide a way to connect Office XP directly with your database using .NET Web Services and Northwind. With defined terms you can associate user actions right from within Office.

In addition, Jodie Miners will discuss the options for transferring data from SQL Server to Excel. Which ever way you do reports, users like the flexibility and familiarity of Excel to manipulate data. Jodie will show us 7 ways of tackling this issue.

Wednesday at Microsoft, 1 Epping Road.
Sorry I can't make it


Friday 26th July, Adam Cogan, speaks on VB.NET and SQL Server 2000 - How to optimize your database

Adam will show you how to build a VB.NET utility that allows a developer to set SQL Server design rules and then check the database for code or design elements that ignores those rules.

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MS RD - The Cutting Edge

eXtreme Programming is a big concept which. I don't adhere to every idea, but there are some very practical rules I follow which improves the way we develop on large projects.

  • Never set a deadline more than 3 weeks from the previous deadline. Deliverables become a lot easier to manage, and meet, when they are small.
  • All production code is done in pairs - "too expensive" some people say. And yes, it is pricey, but it is better quality.
  • Write tests before you write code. Unit Tests become a way of life and are again, expensive at the beginning, but pay off during the course of the project. More...

Cheers until next time, Adam
SSW Database Services Manager and Microsoft Regional Director, Australia
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