Alex Lowe's .NET Blog

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February, 2003

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    Looking for web based bug/defect tracking software.....

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    And I'm having a hard time finding one I like. I am interested in what you folks have used for web based bug tracking software...? Please give us all some good links, etc. in my comments section as I'm sure others are interested in this as well. I...
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    Do you miss 'Edit-and-Continue'?

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    I do. I loved the 'Edit-and-Continue' feature in Visual Basic 6.0. My C fill in the blank friends tell me that's because I write buggy code but I don't really care. I know one thing - I used it and I liked it. I'm glad that Microsoft plans to add this...
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    Language Wars.....

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    Chris Sells says: " Let The Language Wars Continue I think that the CLR languages *should* have different capabilities and that programmers should be proud of their choice of language! The skinning the pretends to separate two nearly identical...
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    Is AspToday.com worth the cost?

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    I remember when AspToday.com content was free. Here are the current prices for an AspToday.com subscription (found on http://www.asptoday.com/subscribe.asp ): All AspToday content (ASP.NET and Classic ASP) 12 months - $99 US 6 months - $60 US 3 months...
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    Space shuttle Colombia == Sadness

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    We, in the United States, often forget how blessed we are in many ways. Space travel has become routine and things like a shuttle returning to Earth barely get 30 seconds on the evening news. Well, today, our routine little world once again came crumbling...
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    Back from vacation.....

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    and it stinks. I mean, it was 75 degrees in Orlando, Florida and now I'm back home and it's 25 degrees (with three feet of snow) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Oh well, I have a nice Internet connection now so all is good. =) While I was sitting by the...
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    Off to the mothership......

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    In a couple hours I'll be on a plane to the mothership - Microsoft (Redmond, Washington, USA). I'm pretty excited about this trip as I was the last time I went. This time I'm going to attend the MVP Summit (which is a first for me). I hope to meet lots...
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    What do you do in Seattle?

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    Alright, the plane made the jump from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis and from Minneapolis to Seattle without trouble. My wife and I are staying on Michigan time for a little while (+ 3 hours from Seattle time) so we are up at the crack of dawn here. Worked...
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    Funny stuff in a software city.....

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    So we're on the Underground Tour (very neat - tour guides were funny, story was interesting, made history fun) and we come to a spot where a steel I beam had been placed horizontally about three feet under another steel I beam (one directly above the...
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    Busy, busy, busy.....

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    Whew, things out here in Seattle are BUSY. Yesterday, the MVP summit kicked off in grand fashion and then we (ASP.NET MVPs) spent the rest of the day with the ASP.NET (Scott Guthrie and Rob Howard in particular). They gave us an overview of features...
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    John Lam on CLAW.....

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    NOTE: Oops, the quote below came from John Lam's blog (not Sam as I originally wrote).... " Currently, CLAW is in limbo; I haven't really touched that codebase since about October or so. ...Why haven't I continued working on CLAW? Since working on...
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    Free .NET Tools.....

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    Chris Sells has a bunch of free tools (some .NET) available on his website. Here is the skinny on a couple of them: In writing the resources chapter of my WinForms book, I found that there was no single utility for displaying the resource contents...
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    Newsletters I read....

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    I thought I would share some of the .NET newsletters I read that some of you may find interesting/useful: ASPAlliance Times ( Text or HTML ) 123 ASPX Directory CodeGuru kbAlertz CodeProject .netWire dotNetJunkies AspFree.com...
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    Edit and Continue will be back......

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    Edit an Continue will be back in at least VB.NET for version 2.0 and possibly other languages!
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    Performance testing is fun.....

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    Performance Testing Microsoft .NET Web Applications by Microsoft Press is a great book to introduce you to the various aspects of performance testing as well as the tools of the trade. It's definitely a "must have" for those of you who work in an environment...
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    Job Sites....do they all suck?

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    I don't have the end all be all answer but my short answer is YES. Basically, they are a headhunter's haven. They are a place where you can get screwed over by a headhunter who doesn't know jack about you or the company for whom they are peddling a job...
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    This weeks favorite MSDN articles.......

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    Here are my favorite MSDN articles published this week: Cutting Edge: The ASP.NET View State Delegates in .NET: A Primer on Creating Type-Safe References to Methods in Visual Basic Insticts: Programming with Events using .NET Windows Forms...
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    Ingo Rammer (.NET Remoting God) redesigned his site....

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    Yep, Ingo Rammer has redesigned his site (again) - be sure to read the explanation of how it works.
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