Sara Ford is the Senior Product and Community Manager at Black Duck Software for Ohloh.net, the largest public destination for finding and evaluating open source software. Prior to Black Duck, she worked for nine years at Microsoft Corp., where she was responsible for CodePlex.com, the open source project hosting forge for Microsoft. She started her career as a software tester on Visual Studio, a software development tool, where she drove the effort to make it possible for developers who are blind or have low-vision be able to write software applications. She is the author of Visual Studio Tips, published by Microsoft Press, where she donated her author royalties to start a scholarship fund (http://www.mgccc.edu/news/book_raises_scholarship_money_for_MGCCC_students.php) designed for residents of her hometown Waveland, Miss. to attend the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Well, I've randomly skimmed through the book several times now, and have found exactly one tip that is not obvious. Read morePublished on December 9, 2011 by Dennis Adams
Supported relative who wrote this and gave her royalties to Waveland 'computer' students going to college on the MS Coast. Her BLOG 'comments' indicate she did a GREAT JOB! Read morePublished on December 21, 2010 by Sue
I'm through the first chapter and into the second; I've learned about 5-10 useful things that I've already put into practice at work.Published on June 30, 2009 by Ryan M. Moenck
I heard a talk by another Microsoft employee yesterday, and he said that *all* of Sara Ford's proceeds from this book are going to rebuild Waveland Mississippi, which was... Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Flyingfysh
Everytime there is a new IDE (Integrated Development Environment), immediately there will be some book or quick tutorial in customizing keyboard shortcuts in accomplishing some... Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by arzewski