joc's bLog

VisualStudio 2010 Beta1 – Free at last

I was at TechEd2009 a few weeks ago and I was so sad we weren’t able to talk more about VS2010 there...

Author: ms_joc Date: 05/27/2009

Debugger tip for stack overflows

Every so often my team likes to make me feel useful. I don't get to write code and fix bugs as much...

Author: ms_joc Date: 04/16/2009

The science of bugs

One of the more interesting things about working at Microsoft is the close collaboration the...

Author: ms_joc Date: 03/30/2009

Speaking again at TechEd 2009

I'll be out at TechEd this year and delivering the next version of my Debugger Tips and Tricks talk,...

Author: ms_joc Date: 03/20/2009

VS2008 SP1 Shell fix available

A fix for a widely reported crash in the Visual Studio 2008 IDE is now available. This fixes a crash...

Author: ms_joc Date: 03/12/2009

Why is my app so much slower under the debugger?

Even when I switch to "Release builds"? We recently got a connect bug on this so I thought I'd share...

Author: ms_joc Date: 02/19/2009

Computer Science and Software Engineering

This is an opinion piece, and my opinion at that, not of my employer. I was watching a debate on one...

Author: ms_joc Date: 02/18/2009

Last year's VSTS 2010 CTP - Feedback still needed!

Last year's CTP of VSTS 2010 was one of the major milestones on the road to shipping what we think...

Author: ms_joc Date: 02/05/2009

VS 2008 SP1 Debugger stepping and breakpoint issues

For the last few weeks we have had reports of stepping issues caused by people installing VS 2008...

Author: ms_joc Date: 11/14/2008

PDC08 - Debugger tips and tricks talk posted

The channel 9 rendering of my talk at PDC is now up for your general enjoyment/education/amusement....

Author: ms_joc Date: 11/07/2008

PDC08 - T minus 4 days and counting

So I finally have some of my schedule figured out for the upcoming PDC. Most important for me is to...

Author: ms_joc Date: 10/23/2008

Upcoming VSTS 2010 features - what have we been up to?

It's nice to at last be able to publicly discuss some of the features we've been working on...

Author: ms_joc Date: 09/29/2008

Architect != Suite

I was in a colleague's office the other day and ran into the now ubiquitous issue that people still...

Author: ms_joc Date: 07/28/2008

PDC 08 now open for registration

It's been a while, but the time has come again for a Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference....

Author: ms_joc Date: 06/02/2008

Debugger expansion follow-up - PM jobs

As promised it is time to follow up with the PM jobs from our debugger expansion (Test to follow...

Author: ms_joc Date: 04/07/2008

An expansion in the VS debugger (aka we're hiring)

We've been working for a while now on a plan to re-invest in one of Visual Studio's core strengths -...

Author: ms_joc Date: 04/01/2008

At EclipseCon next week

I'll be at EclipseCon next week, but just the Wednesday and Thursday. If you read the blog and want...

Author: ms_joc Date: 03/11/2008

_NT_SYMBOL_PATH and VS

I've seen many folks in our ISV community use the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable to set the...

Author: ms_joc Date: 02/28/2008

New debugger extensibility sample

Jackson on our team recently posted a sample on building a debug engine. In our architecture, the...

Author: ms_joc Date: 02/20/2008

More off-road monster truck madness: How to read a VS Profiler (vsp) file programmatically

Happy New Year! Thought I'd start the new year with some more off-road fun on how to interact with...

Author: ms_joc Date: 01/02/2008

Internal MS use of the VSTS profiler

A question that is common from folks in the field is "who's using the profiler at Microsoft"....

Author: ms_joc Date: 10/31/2007

New for VS2008 - debugger support for .Net frameworks support

ScottGu just posted info on something our team has been working on in conjunction with Shawn Burke...

Author: ms_joc Date: 10/04/2007

The Visual Studio Diagnostics team

I thought I'd share a little bit of organizational info about the team I work in as a way to dust...

Author: ms_joc Date: 09/05/2007

My own private Orcas

I love Orcas. I would say that of course, but for me personally I've been involved in so much of the...

Author: ms_joc Date: 07/30/2007

Cool debugger add-in for IL viewing

For those of us that use ILDASM and Lutz's reflector tool often, "Friend of the VS Debugger" (I may...

Author: ms_joc Date: 06/09/2007

The Value of Team System to C++/Native Win32 developers

Whoa - didn't realize I had let this blog get so moldy! Apologies. Recently I've had a similar...

Author: ms_joc Date: 04/19/2006

How we built team system on team system

When I was out talking to customers over the last couple of months I was surprised to hear so many...

Author: ms_joc Date: 12/04/2005

Sequel to off-road coverage article now posted

It's a tale of a wronged brother seeking vengance. A tale of intrigue, mystery and politics. Bolder...

Author: ms_joc Date: 11/28/2005

Visual Studio Team System “off-road” code coverage analysis and reporting experience

Team System “off-road” code coverage analysis and reporting experience John Cunningham, Developer...

Author: ms_joc Date: 11/22/2005

Coverage errors

A bunch of folks have replied to my original offroad posting on using the code coverage...

Author: ms_joc Date: 11/14/2005

Team System Code Coverage - it works for native C++ too

Today I got yet another request from inside Microsoft about when our code coverage utilities will...

Author: ms_joc Date: 10/04/2005

As a follow up to my last blog post, I thought I'd show COBOL coverage in all of its glory. See here...

Author: ms_joc Date: 09/27/2005

PDC Day 3

Another day fille with a variety of issues across profiling, debugging and team system. First order...

Author: ms_joc Date: 09/16/2005

PDC Day 2

Another fun day at the office today, with a host of different customer issues and questions to work...

Author: ms_joc Date: 09/14/2005

PDC Day 1

Well, after a quiet start to the day for me personally, things sure got busy later. Things were...

Author: ms_joc Date: 09/14/2005

PDC at last

It's great to think that PDC is just around the corner. It's been a while since I've been at one of...

Author: ms_joc Date: 09/09/2005

Megapixel envy

I used to think my 4MP point and shoot was good enough. Hey I used to be a 35mm SLR guy, but digital...

Author: ms_joc Date: 08/11/2005

Highland games - too much Highlander

While visiting the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering for the second time...

Author: ms_joc Date: 08/03/2005

Code Coverage off-road now available

Although Beta2 is not available as yet, I decided to publish this article anyway. You can read and...

Author: ms_joc Date: 04/08/2005

The Visual Studio Team System “off-road” code coverage experience

The Visual Studio Team System “off-road” code coverage experience John Cunningham, Developer Lead,...

Author: ms_joc Date: 04/08/2005

Announcing the Off-Road series of posts

After a lot of feedback from users, we'll be producing a series of blog posts that talk about using...

Author: ms_joc Date: 04/07/2005

eDT Chats - a great success

I felt the chats mentioned below were a great success. A wide range of issues were touched on that...

Author: ms_joc Date: 01/14/2005

Just keep talking

I'll be participating in a VSTS Dev/Test tools team chat over the next couple of days. Please feel...

Author: ms_joc Date: 01/12/2005

The Beta2 push, and Team System in Europe

Looks like my blog is a little green and moldy, time to scrape that off and freshen things up....

Author: ms_joc Date: 01/11/2005

Beta1 Refresh with Team System

Head on over to RickLa's blog to find out more about this release. J

Author: ms_joc Date: 08/27/2004

One last debugger tip

Since Matt is doing a great job of documenting the handy features I added in the debugger, I thought...

Author: ms_joc Date: 08/23/2004

Help! To policy, methodology or just plain old help?

I volunteered to work on a feature for other groups in VSTS that are responsible for integrating...

Author: ms_joc Date: 08/11/2004

Will someone turn the volume down

Yeah, my blog has been a bit quiet lately. Simple reason is I'm a new dad. One of my colleagues,...

Author: ms_joc Date: 08/09/2004

Tracepoints!

Now that Beta1 is out, I'd like to draw attention to the little known new debugger feature called...

Author: ms_joc Date: 07/02/2004

Maoni Stephens blog

Maoni Stephens, performance PM in the CLR, has started a blog. She discusses many of the deeper...

Author: ms_joc Date: 06/23/2004

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