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Life productivity
July 11, 2019
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Decompression and blue days

It’s not uncommon for the founders of startup businesses to experience problems with motivation and problems with productivity as their business grows. I’m going to […]

Development
July 11, 2019
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Stdout redirection and capture

We were recently asked if Memory Validator could handle monitoring a program that took it’s input from a file and wrote its’ output to a […]

Development Thread
June 19, 2019
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Thread naming

Multi-threading is becoming quite common these days. It’s a useful way to provide a responsive user interface while performing work at the same time. Our […]

Talks & conferences
April 18, 2019
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Business of Software Europe 2019

Last week I attended my the Business of Software Europe conference. This year the conference returns to Cambridge after a few years in Dublin and […]

Memory
September 4, 2018
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How to detect GDI handle leaks

Working with GDI in Windows, whether you’re using Win32 calls or MFC, you’re concerned with pens, brushes, fonts, bitmaps and regions for drawing. You may […]

Memory Test Setup
June 6, 2018
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Detecting memory leaks in Visual Test unit tests

Introduction We recently had a request asking if Memory Validator could detect memory leaks in unit tests managed by Microsoft’s Visual Test and Visual Test […]

conference
May 26, 2018
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Business of Software Europe 2018

Last week I attended the Business of Software Europe 2018 conference, in London, United Kingdom. It’s a great conference, for people building sustainable software businesses. […]

Development
May 12, 2018
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Support for Menus in Visual Studio 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010

Visual Studio menu support We’ve just added support for integrating tool menus into Visual Studio. This integration supports most of our tools. The menu only […]

Development productivity
March 19, 2018
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Cleaning up Visual Studio

Why would you ever need a tool to clean up Visual Studio? Doesn’t Visual Studio have a built in “clean” mode that cleans your build […]

Development productivity
March 12, 2018
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Improving how we build projects and solutions

The problem with Solutions If you’re working with just one solution and the projects it contains Microsoft Visual Studio is a good tool for managing […]

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