Chris Flaat's WebLog

Discussion of software processes and MSFT developer technologies.

September, 2003

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    Have to recommend "Whale Rider"

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    So, I saw the movie Whale Rider this weekend, and I have to say it's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.  Reading a synopsis of the film you wouldn't think much of it, but it really grabs you.  The girl who plays the lead role...
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    Introducing MSBuild

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    Hi all -   More stuff has come online.  See here for a little blurb about MSBuild, which is what we're calling our cool new build engine that will ship along with Whidbey. -Chris
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    PDC 2003 tracks announced

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    Greetings, all!   Microsoft has announced the broad outline of the material to be presented at the PDC 2003.   See here for the list of tracks & presentations.   Under the “Languages and Tools” section you’ll...
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    Feature creep: the bane of big software projects

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    Greetings all!   Today something happened which got me thinking about one of the nastiest problems in software development: feature creep.   This is when the feature set of a product morphs and grows to the point where it’s a significantly...
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    Software patents

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    Greetings, all!   It looks like the Europeans came to their senses and rejected American-style software patents.   See here for a ZDNet article on this.   There was a recent article in the Economist discussing the EU’s consideration...
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    More on configurations

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    Greetings, all!   In my entry about devenv /build , a reader named Toby mentions the pain of maintaining multiple configurations when you have a lot of them that are identical except for one flag.   He says:   In my work,...
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