Monday, February 22, 2010


There will be another UI element in DevRiot command set. A combo box that will allow the user which emulators are available to use given the current project. If a project is a smartphone one, then only smartphone SDK emulators will populate the combo box.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010


We are happy to announce that DevRiot for Visual Studio 200X(Beta) is available for downloading at:

The documentation can be found at:

Don't forget you will need a working email address, a working internet connection, and a SQL Server instance available to install and use DevRiot (the email address is required during setup only)

We hope you find it useful and worth the time to try it! If you have any questions please contact us at this address: beta at efekctive dot com.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

To Shake!

The weekend was busy as any impending across-the-Atlantic move would demand but I managed to download Chrome (I have been using Firefox for years) and poked around the web.

I tried to run the technorati searches that we appear on but it didn't work. It may be a matter of sgining-in, the reading was interesting nevertheless.

Some of the posts were pro unit test other against, Agitar, Agile, etc.

A blogger explained that Agile is an incremental methodology where the developer decides what to work on next. A couple of them stated in other posts that a lot of their collegues just don't write unit-tests.

It is not surprising: as soon as the decision of what to work on is made by the over-pressured project manager, something's got to give.

Agitar's demise may be a consequence of the previous, but it also missed some crucial requirements: it just worked unit tests, the underlying framework was somewhat limited. It also solved just part of a customer problem: product quality. By only adding a lock statement the whole thing lost compass.

BTW, Chrome seems very useful...

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