Welcome to Windows 7

Welcome to Windows 7! 🙂

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/

I think Microsoft has done it this time… in all aspects…

Microsoft Web Application Installer

The Web Application Installer Beta is designed to help get you up and running with the most widely used Web Applications freely available for your Windows Server. Web AI provides support for popular ASP.Net and PHP Web applications including Graffiti, DotNetNuke, WordPress, Drupal, OSCommerce and more. With just a few simple clicks, Web AI will check your machine for the necessary pre-requisites, download these applications from their source location in the community, walk you through basic configuration items and then install them on your computer.

System requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems are: Windows Vista RTM, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008
  • You must have administrator privileges on your computer to run Web Platform Installer Beta
  • .NET 2.0 Framework
  • Supported Architectures: x86 and 64-bit

http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebApplicationInstaller.aspx

Flyspray – The Bug Killer

Every software has his bugs and most of it are found when the final consumer is using the software. It’s very important that the developer can have some sort of bug report system so the client can report the bugs they encountered. I’ve found an interesting free software called Flyspray that is easy to use. The clients reports the bug and later they can track the status.

Flyspray is an uncomplicated, web-based bug tracking system written in PHP for assisting with software development. (…) Flyspray is Free Software, released under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence Version 2.1. This essentially means that you can get Flyspray and use it free of charge. The source code is available, and you are welcome to modify it to suit your needs.

Features include:

  • Web-based, platform-independent
  • Multiple database support, currently MySQL and PGSQL
  • Easy installation
  • Easy to use
  • Multiple projects
  • ‘Watching’ tasks, with notification of changes (email or Jabber)
  • Comprehensive task history
  • File attachments
  • CSS themes
  • Advanced search features (though easy to use)
  • Atom/RSS feeds
  • Two syntax options for task descriptions and more (Dokuwiki / plain text)
  • Voting for tasks
  • Dependency graphs

Homepage: http://flyspray.org

Demo: http://demo.flyspray.org/

Microsoft Web Platform Installer Beta

I’ve found an interesting tool for that people who needs to prepare a machine for web development. Check this out:

The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s simple user interface, you can select specific components or install the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer. To help you stay up-to-date with product releases, the Web Platform Installer always contains the most current versions and new additions to the Microsoft Web Platform.

Link site
http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx

Agile Planner

I’ve found in codeplex a tool for iteration planning for agile project management. The description that follows was taken from the tool’s page:

This tool is for agile project teams, who currently are using sticky notes on the wall. With this tool stories, backlog and iterations are managed in a graphic designer, saved as files within visual studio projects and can be exported to images, reports and etc.

Main features are

  • Stories can be drag and dropped between backlog and iterations
  • Iteration’s capacity calculated automatically base on stories within it
  • Stories are rendered base on customizable status or priority color schema
  • Diagram can be exported to PNG image for printing, documentation and sharing

You can download this tool at http://www.codeplex.com/agileplanner

Agile Development FAQ

I’ve found an interesting article about Agile Development that i wanted to share… It was written by Shivprasad koirala.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/AgilePart1.aspx

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/AgilePart2.aspx