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Evangelism - Developer and Platform Evangelism

November, 2003

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    It's all a matter of style

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    Probably one of the most religious issues for developers (at least those using the same platform and programming language) is bracing style.  There are several styles available, with the two most popular being K&R style & Allman style. ...
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    Help shape future MSDN TV episodes

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    We're trying to put together a series of MSDN TV episodes to air once every month on Visual Studio Whidbey covering the things that developers would want to know in a particular area.  My question to you is, what do you, as a developer, want...
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    101 C# Samples

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    Before I forget, 101 C# Code Samples were recently added to MSDN  (thanks Duncan ) , here are just some appetizers of the samples available: Asynchronous/multithreaded programming Socket Programming Garbage Collection basics...
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    Space Invaders

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    Gus wrote Space Invaders in C#  ( source ). Sweet! Speaking of Space Invaders, there is a Space Invader urban invasion  art project that lists "invaded" cities (cities with Space Invader graffiti).  Seattle has yet to be invaded...
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    BlueJacking and Hacker Emblem

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    Bluetooth is the other 802.11 spectrum technology, which  VerySoonNow will be *the* way for PAN (Personal Area Networks) communication. It's also apparently being used in cell phones and being hijacked by script kiddies to...
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    C# Expansions 101

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    Jeff Key of NetPing and SnippetCompiler fame, wrote a nice expansion for using a generic list , so I thought I would share some useful information on expansions. NOTE - This is all based on Whidbey Tech Preview, so things can and will change...
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    Singapore Airlines to offer WiFi

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    I would love to have high-speed wireless access on an airplane, and, assuming it was a transatlantic flight, I would be willing to pay up to $50 for it.  I love that Singapore Airlines is adding WiFi support .  Now all I need is a reason...
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    Blogging For My Constituents

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    One of my most important constituents, the Mrs. says that I haven't blogged about her enough.  Goldfarb  shares his wisdom that I can either spend time with her or blog about her.  I agree, but occasionally I'll find cool stuff that...
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    C# Sneak Preview Doc, and C# PDC Sessions

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    C# Sneak Preview Doc If you want to know about the cool things coming in Visual Studio Whidbey for C# developers, you have to check out the Sneak Preview of C# Whidbey . Many thanks to Shaykat, Eric, and Joe for helping put this...
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    Generics and Anonymous Methods articles

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    Software Legends   Juval Lowy and Jeffrey Richter have some new articles out on generics and anonymous methods.  Juval's article on C# Generics is available on MSDN . Jeff's article on anonymous methods is on CodeGuru . ...
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    Quick Updates

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    Jeff Julian who started Geeks with Blogs points to Juval Lowy's Longorn Blog  ( RSS ).  Subscribed. Luke Hutteman sent me a link with more detail on JetBrains plans on supporting C# via a Visual Studio add-in .  
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    What do you want to hear at TechEd?

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    TechEd 2004 Brian Goldfarb wants your feedback - If you're planning on going, or if you've gone to a conference before and want to have an impact on sessions, give him feedback
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    Expansions Part 2: Filtered Completion Lists

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    I noticed a great question from Luke Hutteman (of SharpReader fame) on Chris Sells blog .  His question is: "Will VS.NET also (like IDEA) be smart enough to give me a dropdown with appropriate values for the template-variables? That...
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    PDC

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    Back from PDC and I'm still unburying from all the work I have.  PDC was great, but thoroughly exhausting, and I learned to drive way to aggressively all over downtown LA in a stylish white Pontiac Grand Am, which Anson Horton (a fellow turtle...
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    Mmmm Tomacco...

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    In a classic Simpsons episode , Homer crosses the tobacco plant with a tomato and makes tomacco with hilarious consequences. This guy made tomacco a reality ...      
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    SWK in Episode III

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    PetitionOnline has a petition with over 113,901 signatures to put the Star Wars Kid into Episode III.  I'm sure Keller will love this.
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    DARPA Cannonball Run

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    DARPA - The government agency that brought you the internet, is having a contest to win [begin Dr. Evil voice] One Million Dollars .  How you ask?  It's an autonomous vehicular race (think KIT ) from LA to Las Vegas.  The premise...
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    Friendster not so friendly

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    Wired magazine points out how Friendster isn't so friendly and how lots of people are migrating over to Emode or Tribe .  I haven't tried eMode, but Tribe is nice if nothing more then the geographic tie-in...  I'd love to see Friendster...
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    Estimating airspeed of swallows

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    ThinkingIn.NET  points out this great article on estimating the airspeed of an unladen swallow  (both african and european).  Classic.
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