Daryll McDade

Platform Strategy and Evangelism

April, 2005

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    More bad news for Computer Science

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    It's really disturbing to me to continue to see stats like those in this article. Where will the next generation of software professionals come from? What needs to be done to get these levels to where they were in 1999?
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    Kevin asks where are the marketers?

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    Big thanks to my teammate, Kevin Briody for the airtime on his personal blog. At the end of the post, Kevin asks why more Microsoft marketers don't blog. Here's my take on what's in the mind of the marketer on blogs; 1) Developers are harsh . "So...
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    Laptop only high schools?

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    I am curious to know how folks feel about this. I have seen a couple of schools try this and I saw a post on the AP listserv about it. I came across an article about a school in San Jose that is doing this. Personally, I think it's a mixed bag...pro:...
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    Students choosing Visual Studio .NET in Florida

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    I received this note from Brian Scarbeau , a high school AP Computer Science teacher in Orlando, Florida. "Thought I’d pass this along. . . My AP students are now using the MBCS hands on. I don’t require them to use an IDE and they choose either bluej...
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    Dim u LearnVB (VB101, from a blog, easy)

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    Blogs are cool because they're a VERY flexible publishing tool and I see more uses every day. Tom Dissinger is using a blog to teach VB.NET 101 . Pretty cool use of the tools.
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    Can Johnny still program?

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    Saw this article on CNET from David Patterson(President on ACM) about the showing of the US entries in the ACM student coding competition. <rant> IMO, this problem starts with high school. I have visited a TON of US high schools since...
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    Brian on J#

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    It may be old but it's good. Channel 9 video interview with Brian Keller, Product Manager for J# . Worth a refresher now that the new Visual Studio 2005 betas are out. Be sure to also check out Pratap's video on MSDN.
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    Jeramey is scared of Google

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    I think that Jeramey has some great insights for such a young guy. His post about Wired's story on Google being like WalMart is pretty interesting. I have to say that I agree about the potential for baddness given the vast amounts of data that Google...
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    Sandlot Games in the Partner Pack

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    Came across this cool little case study on Sandlot Games plugging in to the XP Partner Pack . Some cool tidbits on how Visual Studio .NET was used to write these games (almost entirely in C# too). Now if I could just stop goofing around with Super...
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    Gates on U.S. schools

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    The Wall Street Journal has an article on Bill Gates' Think Week. Twice a year Bill Gates goes off by himself to a secluded cottage to read and think for a week. Most the papers he reads are from Microsoft employees. Any employee with an idea can submit...
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    The Coding4Fun guys have a sense of humor

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    In this post on my pal Dan Fernandez's blog , Dan shows that he has a sense of humor--witness the link to their new picture to replace the tattoo guy. :) There is some cool stuff up on the Coding4Fun Dev Center. Some of my favorites; 1) Personal Web...
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    What to do with those old video games

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    I'm a gamer. Not like I used to be, but I'm still a gamer. I play as much as I can--anywhere from 2-3 days/week. Of course if I had my way, I'd probably play every day but life calls. My son on the other hand is voracious. Once we pick up a new game he...
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