Sunday, January 24, 2010

Quality Assurance (QA) Tracking System - Access .Net(

Any applications that are developed in no means are perfect hence need to be go through the QA process in every stage of the development.Quality Assurance seems to play a big role in all areas of manufacturing and product development.Tracking QA process can be tricky and complicated some times especially when tracking using word and excel documents.Database driven tracking system is very helpful as many people can help in tracking at the same time.

Big enterprise testing application provide the ability to maintain the QA process well but smaller companies and teams that dont have need or money to buy these enterprise products end up maintaining word and excel documents for Quality Assurance process.

I wrote this small application to track Quality Assurance process using and access database.Here is the link for it

Feedback welcome,Thanks.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

DVR using a PC XBOX 360 and Silicon HDHomeRun

After wanting to create my own DVR setup for many days finally I got a chance to do it last night.I am really amazed by Microsoft Media Center and XBOX 360 capabilities.SiliconDust HDHomeRun is another amazing device that I came across.Using all these I was able to see my recordings and live tv on my PC.

Here are the components I used to make this
1.XBox 360 Pro 60gb HD
2.Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center PC
3.Linksys Router WTRG
4.Netgear WGR614v7
5.XBox Universal Remote
6.HDHome Run Dual Tuner Card
7.Terk HD Antenna

Lets start into going into details

1.Connect HDHome Run to the Router(1) that is connected to the Terk HD Antenna using a RF Splitter.

2.Download the HDHome Run setup software and let it discover the HDHomeRun on the network

3.Run the Windows Media Center and Run the setup it will automatically connect to the Daul Tuners on the HDHomeRun which is on the network.

4.Look at the following pic which has the entire setup.As the media center pc is in a different room than xbox 360 and hdtv so I have to use Linksys WRTG in a clientbridge mode to connect to a wireless router in another room.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Subversion pre-commit hook : Check Empty Log Message,Ignore File Extensions,Ignore Directories/Folders,Check For Lock Existance

Have you ever wondered a single svn/subversion pre-commit hook exists fow windows and can check for empty or no log message /messages ,ignore files and directories and check for lock existence(svn:needs-lock) on commiting binary files such as word documents, pdfs, exes,dlls,xls and others.

This small .net pre-commit hook can do it all for you, and is highly configurable to fit every ones need.Can easily maitain ignore list of files and folders, need lock files and turn off/on check using the configuration file.

Code can be used as a sample / example if you want to create a hook of your own.
You will get a Commit failed (details follow): Commit blocked by pre-commit hook (exit code xxxxxx) with output error if svnlook location is not defined in the xml configuration file.

here is the link for it.

Config File:

Error Messages from the pre-commit hook:

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