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  • Name: John Talintyre
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  • Company Name: Barclays Capital
  • Company URL: http://www.barcap.com
  • Country: UK
  • Hear From: colleague
  • Comment: Previously introduced TWiki at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and put in newer version at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Currently employer uses OpenWiki which is okay but not as functional as TWiki
  • Used to be a member of CoreTeam


http://martinfowler.com/articles/agileOffshore.html Martin Fowler on offshore Agile
http://codebetter.com/blogs/jeremy.miller/archive/2005/12/19/135757.aspx Mocks (vs stubs) - NMock perspective

Tools and software


What Cost Where
Aqua Data Studio - Java Database query and admin. Small fee for commercial use. http://www.aquafold.com
Remote control. Taking over PC via browser is particularly useful. Free http://www.realvnc.com
Visual file/directory diff and merge tool. Best visual file diff I've seen. 122 EUR http://www.araxis.com/merge/
Directory tree space usage. Java Web start based. Free http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/
A Windows editor I've got used to 26 GBP http://www.textpad.com/
A promising looking diff/merge tool. Can't do character level differences like Arixis Free - GPL http://winmerge.org/

Possibly good tools

File Commander type tool - only had a quick look so far Shareware 28 EUR http://www.ghisler.com/download.htm

Tools suggested by others

What Cost Where Comment
Sql compare   http://www.red-gate.com/products/SQL_Compare/index.htm
MS DB tools   http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/02/TeamEdition/default.aspx Similar to Sql compare
Ftp tool   http://www.cuteftp.com/
Turboexcel - compiles Excel to C++   http://www.turboexcel.com

Good Open Source Software

I've used it in projects and would happily use again.

What Where
Torque, Java Persistance Layer - auto produces Java for database access. Although these days everyone seems to use Hibernate http://db.apache.org/torque/
Rules in Java - essentially Prolog in Java i.e. backward chaining logic. Has simple editior and Java API http://mandarax.sourceforge.net/
Log SQL when using JDBC. http://www.p6spy.com/
Java report generator http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/

Possible Open Source Software

Suggested to me or have a look at seems promising.

What Where
Java data reconiliation tool http://sourceforge.net/projects/soshi
Grab CVS tree using just http - for when cvs is blocked by a firewall. Note that not all Web CVS viewers are supported http://cvsgrab.sourceforge.net/
Windows directory/file differences program http://sourceforge.net/projects/winmerge/
Deal with locked files in Windows http://emcosoftware.com/move-on-boot

Possible books

Of interest

At least to me smile

Also on TWiki

Interesting topics !

Related topics

Personal Preferences (details in TWikiVariables)

  • Horizontal size of text edit box:
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 120
  • Vertical size of text edit box:
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 45
  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page:
  • Optionally write protect your home page: (set it to your WikiName)

  • Default on edit is to release lock on save
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked"

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