Announcing New CodeDemo Feature – ZoomIt Integration

I am very excited to announce a new feature of CodeDemo. This feature integrates with ZoomIt and enables you to use ZoomIt much more fluently. ZoomIt is a great presentation tool. It helps speakers and presenters deliver very effective presentations. But many presenters are not using this great tool as much and as effectively as it can be used. The […]

Using DbUpdater with MySql

DbUpdater can be used with mysql. Here are the files you need to jumpstart the integration – 1. You might need to change the path to mysql.exe in mysql-exec.bat. 2. Modify values in mysql-sample-command-line.bat. Make sure is placed in GAC or in the same directory as DbUpdater.exe. Connector binaries can be downloaded from here –

GUI Prototyping Tools

Special purpose UI prototyping tools, like the ones listed on C2 Wiki, offer a convenient blend of usability and flexibility. I have tried some of these tools. I was looking for something that – doesn’t become unwieldy when used to prototype a large and complex GUI allows me to use my own screenshots/images/icons allows me to modify the prototype without making it […]

ReSharper vs CodeRush + Refactor Pro

I have been playing with JetBrains ReSharper (version 4.1) and DevExpress CodeRush + Refactor! Pro (version 3.2.2) lately. I wanted to decide on which one to go with. Here are some notes – R# = ReSharper CodeRush = CodeRush + Refactor! Pro R# seems to be better for refactoring, because it does not assume that I follow a rigid work flow […]

Database Schema Version Control Tool

It is essential to treat database schema as source code and apply all the norms and best practices applicable to it. From what I hear and read, database schema version control is non-existent in too many projects. Various techniques to accomplish version control of database schemas have been discussed and published. Martin Fowler and Pramod Sadagale has written a comprehensive […]