Can’t see deployed custom field

OK so I couldn’t come up with a concise post title that describes the problem!

I was writing XML to deploy a number of custom fields through a feature. The feature activated fine. Two of the three fields were visible in the Site Columns gallery. The 3rd just wasn’t there!

It turns out because I forgot to have the DisplayName attribute in my <Field> XML! There was no error messages whatsoever! Thanks a lot SharePoint! >:[

And another thing that bugs me is Field vs Column. In everyday speak – what should I be using to refer to custom Field/Column? (I finally got my head around Site vs Web!!)

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About Bernado

Based in Australia, I am a freelance SharePoint and Dynamics CRM developer. I love developing innovative solutions that address business and everyday problems. Feel free to contact me if you think I can help you with your SharePoint or CRM implementation.
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