Monthly Archives: June 2008

Rosario April 2008 CTP Investigation (5 Parts)

Rosario April 2008 CTP Investigation (Part 1) – Create Team Project – Willy-Peter Schaub’s Cave of Chamomile Simplicity:

This is the start of a mini series during which I will review the Rosario CTP Mini-Stories, viewing it from our production perspective and highlighting exciting, missing and/or troubling features. So let’s rock and roll with the latest and greatest of Team Foundation Server

Ahh, the next version of TFS! Cool! :) Have a look at part 5; no more Xml for you! 😉

Beginning Continuous Improvement, A Case Study

Beginning Continuous Improvement, A Case Study – Sergio Pereira:

There had to be a better way. So, I started combing the web, hoping to find people that solved issues like mine. Googling phrases like ?extensibility?, ?webforms pain?, and ?easy deployment?.

Pretty cool story about one develops road to a better dev process. I submitted my own story, perhaps they’ll publish it in the coming weeks. If not then I’ll publish it my self.

The SSD Power Consumption Hoax

The SSD Power Consumption Hoax : Flash SSDs Don?t Improve Your Notebook Battery Runtime ? they Reduce It – Tom’s Hardware:

Flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) are considered to be the future of performance hard drives, and everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon. We are no exception, as we have been publishing many articles on flash-based SSDs during the last few months, emphasizing the performance gains and the potential power savings brought by flash memory. And there is nothing wrong with this, since SLC flash SSDs easily outperform conventional hard drives today (SLC = single level cell). However, we have discovered that the power savings aren?t there: in fact, battery runtimes actually decrease if you use a flash SSD.

Pretty interesting stuff. But perhaps when the fault tolerance issues have been resolved more R&D money will be spent on imrpoving the energy efficiency? I sure hope so.