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Anutthara Bharadwaj's notes on software development, Visual Studio and other random stuff

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  • Blog Post: My favorite engineering practice at Microsoft

    Here at MSFT, specifically at DevDiv, we have specific testing categories called "Exit Criteria" - basically gates that you need to pass through in order to ship a release at any milestone. These criteria represent different flavors of testing that your product has to go through in order to be pronounced...
  • Blog Post: OrdinalIgnoreCase is not a panacea!

    There can be too much of a good thing you know! Last night as I was scanning through some code, I noticed that all the String APIs were used in the culture safe overloads so thoughtfully provided by .NET. As I silently thanked FxCop for codifying this, I also came to the conclusion that I can safely...
  • Blog Post: Avoiding the Turkish i issue

    There are 4 i's in the Turkish language - the small dotted i(which is the same as English), the small undotted ı , the capital dotted İ and the capital undotted I(which is the same as English). Capitalization works in this way: ı.ToUpper() will yield I and i.ToUpper() will yield İ. Of course, there has...
  • Blog Post: My first web chat session

    I just finished my web chat session. We had nearly 50 qs asked in an hour or so. I must say it brought back memories of exams... As I went to the conf room with a borrowed laptop, I was nervous. Ok - I was a little more than nervous - bordering on jittery you can say. At least I was before time -...
  • Blog Post: I have an internationalization web chat tomorrow

    at http://www.microsoft.com/india/msdn/chat/default.aspx Join the chat if you want to know about what internationalization is all about and how you can develop your apps for everyone around the world. :)
  • Blog Post: Localization and localizability - what's the difference?

    As Michael Kaplan , our very own i18n guru noted in my previous blog , localizability is not the same as localization. Designing a software's code and resources such that they can be localized and presented in other languages thus making it usable in other languages is called localizability. This...
  • Blog Post: Globalization? Now, why would that figure on a tech blog?

    Some months back, I was talking to my brother about a presentation that I was about to give on globablization to my team and he asked me if I had read Friedman ! Then it struck me that globalization may be a very common concept within Microsoft but it sure wasn't so common outside! So, what is globalization...
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