May 26 2007

Manage TFS Source From the Windows Shell

Category: Cool ProductsJoeGeeky @ 12:36

I ran across the below blog entry and was really excited...  Back in the days when we all dreaded Visual Source Safe (VSS), many of us used open source products like CVS and SVN.  One of the great tools that grew out of this community was a Source Control Client that was implemented as a Windows Shell Extension. TortoiseCVS and TortoiseSVN, are really easy to use Revision, Version, and Source control software. Until now there was no similar solution for TFS-based source control.  Dubbelbock TFS is the first project to attempt to bring a shell integrated experience to TFS users. 

Benjamin Day Consulting Blog Entry

Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE you can use it with whatever development tools you like. TortoiseSVN is free to use. You don't need to get a loan or pay a full years salary to use it. Ever heard of Tortoise SVN?  It's a great tool that lets you control Subversion source control from Windows Explorer.  Right-click on a file or folder and you can do operations like check-in, check-out, add, etc.

I use Team Foundation Server for my source control and have missed the convenience of being able to access source like that.  So, I wrote it. 

This is the official announcement of “Dubbelbock TFS“.  With Dubbelbock you can select a directory or file and do “Get Latest“, “Check in“, “Check out“, “Lock“, “Add“, “Undo“, “View Status“, “Compare to Server Version (diff)“, and “View History“.

If you want to see a list of other cool TFS tools, look at my TFS Tag or Checkout the Accentient TFS Widget list which I contribute to.



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This Camera is simply a standout.  At 12.1 mp there isn't a non-pro camera that can keep up.  The only thing better than this is full-frame pro cameras and that is a different desired way of shooting.  Functionally, there is nothing flawed at all with this camera.  - The screen and menu options are outstanding  - I love the placement and functionality of the ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed button- Easy to understand visuals for manual shooting in both screen and in viewfinder- Nice trigger rest and dial- Grip is a little 'big' as noted by others but not worth dropping a starSo far, pictures with a kit and EF 17-40L lens have been amazing.  Colors better than the real thing.I've played with a D60 and similar 10mp next-best competitors and they just aren't there.  Just around the corner these guys are going to have to break the 12mp and 9+ point AF system to be competitive.With the body price moving every closer to $500 why get anything else.  In fact, why even get a point and shoot?As an aside, the battery is very common and not expensive if you buy an off-brand.  You can avoid a battery grip altogether by spending $25 for 2 more drop in batteries.The only downside:  this thing kicks so much a** with Canon lenses on it you're going to quickly want to spend 2-3x the camera cost on sexy lenses!

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