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June, 2005

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    The truth about string comparisons

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    Dave Fetterman – A dev on the BCL team wrote a very good MSDN article on strings.. Worth a read: New Recommendations for Using Strings in Microsoft .NET 2.0 As you can probably tell by reading this bit, Dave did not cook to meet some column inches...
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    Getting ready for the Framework Design Guidelines: The Art of Building a Reusable Class Library PreCon

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    Krzysztof and I spent sometime with Don Box Friday to get some tips on how to give a great PDC precon . Don reminded me of this channel9 interview he did… really a great watch.. I highly recommend all PDC speakers review it twice before the show! ...
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    Uninstall magic: MSIZap and MSIInv

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    Like many of you, my laptop is very “dirty”… I tend to install the latest pre-release builds when they come out… occasionally there are bugs that make it uninstall not even work. Usually what happens is a go to install a newer version of a product and...
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    Go for a drive with the Channel9 guy

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    The latest for the crazy folks at channel9… this spot answer the question: what if the channel9 guy were your boss.. PDC05 Road Trip - Episode 1 # I gotta say it is a little off, but a little off in a good way… ;-) Enjoy!
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    My history catching up with me... ;-)

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    Adrian Florea found a blast from the past for me .. It seems like a world ago when I wrote this paper on the popular distributed computing architectures of the day. B. Abrams, " The Distributed Object Dilemma. A Technical Overview of Two Standards...
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    Cool Console Game

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    You thought Space Invaders! was a cool sample, check out this one: It is a VB 2005 Console based game that rocks. http://www.heroicadventure.com/ It reminds me of sitting in my Dad’s lab at NCSU playing Castle on one of the consoles connected to...
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    Great Reflection Article posted to MSDN Mag site

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    Joel Pobar (master of all things dynamic) wrote a great piece on reflection in this month’s MSDN Mag.. Reflection: Dodge Common Performance Pitfalls to Craft Speedy Applications He does a good job spelling out where to use (and not use reflection...
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    Do you have CTP Madness??

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    Our friends over at Channel9 just posted a cure for CTP Madness … Here is an excerpt from this site which helps you decide what builds work together… Community Technology Previews (CTPs) are regular interim releases of Microsoft technologies while...
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    VS2003: Copying a file to the output directory

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    I recently needed to create a VS 2003 project. The application is a simple console app that reads an xml file as input from the current directory. This is super simple to do on the command line but more obtuse from within VS. Chris Sells offers some...
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    Showing Progress in a Console Windows

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    Recently I needed to show some progress indicator on some long running console application. I recall the good old days of my college days with console based SMTP clients such as elm and pine … as I recall these clients showed progress via a simple ASCII...
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    The CLR team ZBBs!

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    Oh yea!! As of Friday, June 10, 2005 12:22 PM PST we are one * MAJOR * milestone closer to shipping .NET Framework 2.0… The CLR team, the heart-and-soul of .NET, has fixed the last of the known bugs against us… we call that Zero Bug Bounce (ZBB) . Of...
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    PDC 2005 Registration Open

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    Hey, check it out, we just opened the PDC 2005 registration , be the first to get a in! And of course Channel9 has some cool stuff including how to get to the PDC for free .. Check out the agenda… we posted a very small sampling of the talks...
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    Finally, a technical description of CLR compatibility....

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    Much has been made of the compatibility around the CLR 2.0…. We recently go Jesse Kaplan (a PM on the CLR team) behind scoble’s camera… Jesse gives you the raw, straight-up technical description of the compat story. Check it out… http://channel9...
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    Have you installed VS Express Edition?

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    One of the very cool things about the VS 2005 Express Edition for us inside the big house is that users have the option to anonymously upload data about their install experience automatically…. The goal is the use this data to help the install experience...
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