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    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, Java 1.6 Collections

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    I got to go see the BirdsOfAFeather talk with Josh Bloch concerning the new collection in Java1.5 (which you can read about: here ) and the upcoming collections they have planned for the future (which you can read about: here ). I've long been a fan...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, JavaGenericsWhaaaa?!

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    I'm at the Java Collections talk and they're bringing up the issue of type safety with generics in java 1.5. The speaker just told me somethign that sent a shiver up my spine. Let's say you compiled the following code in java1.4: class Old { ...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, Omniscient Debugging

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    I'm at an enormously interesting discussion today concerning an incredibly interesting and powerful new idea being presented in the debugging space. It's called Omniscient Debugging (OD) and if it's efficient enough, then i think it's going to fundamentally...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, JavaGotchas

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    Just got out of the Java-Gotchas talk being held by Google Engineers Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter. It was a whole bunch of fun, and i have to admit that even with my extensive java knowledge i was thrown by several of the questions. For those who don...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, Eclipse

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    Interesting talk. Starts with a chat about what exactly Eclipse is. From the talk it's pretty clear that Eclipse is not viewed as just a tool to help developers create sofware with. Instead it's intended to be a general platform and framework for applications...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, The Booth

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    Helped out at the MS booth in the Pavilion for a bit today. Contrary to my expectations we were absolutely packed, with a line that stretched far out and wrapped around. The conversations mostly involved ways that java and .net could interoperate...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, Netbeans Joy

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    For those who don't know me, i used to be a huge Netbeans Nut. I used their tools when they were just in their infancy and was thrilled at their rapid pace of developement. Of course, in the past couple of years the amount of Java coding that i do...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 1.5-2

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    SF, Day 1.5 Walked around the city last night to try and get a feeling for my general surroundings. Got lost several times, but was always able to find my way back since my hotel is plainly visible from just about everywhere. Walked from 2nd to...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 1

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    Dear god the United line is unbelievably long at the airport. I'm 90 minutes early, but even so i don't know if i'll be able to make my flight. I can't even see the front of the line from the back, and there are more twists and turns in it than my...
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    Off to San-Fran Tomorrow

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    JavaOne is on in a couple of days! I'm coming into the city tomorrow night, going to the Netbeans Software Day on Sunday and participating at the conference all week long. There's a whole heck of a lot of talks i want to go to, and it's going to be...
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    Jaws in 30 Seconds, re-enacted by Bunnies

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    Jaws in 30 Seconds, re-enacted by Bunnies 'Nuff said. --- ( Exorcist is also great as well!)
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    C# Team Is Hiring!

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    The Visual C# Team currently has open positions for the Visual C# IDE, C# Compiler and Visual Studio Debugger teams. The Visual C# IDE team is responsible for the entire user experience when you're editing C# code. We handle everything from the...
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    At the end of the day there's another day dawning

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    Oh how i love seattle in the summer. I just got back home, it's 4:30 AM, and it's already light outside. Good thing i have these great shades that cover my windows and block out the light for me. Sigh... I can't even imagine what it's like for those...
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    One step forward, Two steps forward

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    It was a great day today. Not just because i went to Mini-golf with my team and scored a 49 on a par 57 course, but because we finally completed our migration of the C# IDE source tree to the MSBuild system . We've wanted to do this for quite a long...
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    New Pad

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    Sorry for the lack of updates. I just bought a new place for myself and i've been too busy moving and focusing on work to get into anything else. I finally decided that redmond was not for me, and that i needed to go down to seattle which i *love*. I...
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    Very high cpu utilization on idle

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    We got an interesting ProductFeedback bug from Oren Novotny who says: While working with a C# solution consisting of seven projects, I noticed that devenv was pegging one of my two CPUs. The IDE didn't feel sluggish though and was still responsive...
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    More info on 'using' and resource management

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    Joe Duffy (PM on the CLR team) posted to my blog about the whole using/resource management subject. Being an cool and froody guy (who i may or may not have ever met) he linked back to a great post of his own on the subject *and* included even more information...
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    What’s the deal with the C# “using” construct?

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    We spent a little bit of time today talking about the “using” construct and potential problems and confusion that people have been having with it. For those who don’t know, the “using” statement is a simple C# construct that provides concise syntax for...
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    Maus

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    I spent hours yesterday reading this amazing book. I would like to talk about it, but i'm afraid that my words would be unable to do it any justice. Read this book. Send a copy to your father to read. I have.
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    O(nose)!

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    Trying to get to gmail... Trying to get to gmail... Where oh where is gmail??? C:\Documents and Settings\cyrusn>nslookup gmail.google.com *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.2.1: Non-existent domain *** Default servers are...
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    Parameter usage highlighting (part 2)

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    Ok. As promised, here's a picture of the feature in action: So here's a bit of code of mine. It's specific purpose is to convert a Generalized Nondeterministic Finite Automata into a Regular Expression. Now, this code is basically a port...
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    Parameter usage highlighting

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    We got a great suggestion from VSLee in the community about parameter usage highlighting . VSLee says: Problem: When you look at a method implementation, it is hard to see where a particular parameter is being referenced, or if it is even...
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    Riddle me this (part 2)

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    How an Eric post a blog at 7:54 PM, when it's not even 7:00 PM yet? Strange things are afoot.
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    Riddle me this

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    So I was playing around with my computer options today (yes, it was a slow Friday), and i came across a dialog i'd seen a thousand times before. Specifically the Visual Effects dialog: And i started dinkering around in it. Then all of a sudden,...
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    Rename refactoring on a private field takes too long; analyzes full solution

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    We received an excellent bug from Michael Teper commenting that rename was taking too long in a scenario that should have been faster. Not only does he mention his dissatisfaction but he also took the time to suggest a way that we could be much faster...
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