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  • Michael Stuart's Weblog

    SQL Injection--Everyone Knows It, No-one FIXES IT!

    Does the following input into a web application text box strike appropriate fear into your heart? Nay, I should say, dost though poop thine pants gazing there-upon? ' or 1=1; '; use master; xp_cmdshell 'net user SomeUser SomeUsersPassword /add...
  • Richard Godfrey

    New Architect Resource Centre

    A little earlier than expected, the new Architect Resource Centre is now up and running at
  • jeff's WebLog

    internet explorer's autocomplete

    Frequently people are confused by the various dropdown quick-complete boxes in IE. Most people lump them all under the term "AutoComplete." There are actually several features in play, and today I will describe them all. Typed Urls Typed Urls appear...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    What makes a good Keynote ?

    So, TechEd 2005 is next week, and as usual there’s going to be a Keynote, this year delivered by Steve Ballmer – There’s going to be over 10,000 people in the audience for the keynote – what, for you, makes for a good keynote ? – demos (or demo’s that...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Nulls are Evil

    Nulls terrify me. There is something passive aggressive about them. It's not just that they lurk there in the darkness, unknown, unobserved, biding their time, showing up at the worst possible moments with shotguns blazing, blowing holes into my programs...
  • Visual Studio Graphics Debugging

    Ars Technica on the XBox 360

    Ars Technica has some of the best hardware coverage online. Here is part one of what looks to be an excellent series on the XBox 360. As I’m not a hardcore architecture / hardware guy some Ars articles can be a little dense for me, but they always do...
  • Dev Notes

    Office 12 : The X files...So Whats there for Developers?

    Brian Jones, Program Manager for MS Word team announced the new file formats in the next Office System a.k.a Office 12. According to him, most of the file extensions are also going to be suffixed by " X " (DOCX, PPTX, XLSX etc...) For security reasons...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Making Wrong Code Produce Compiler Errors

    Gregg writes about his response to a recent Joel article . I had the precise same response, based on some conversations I had with Jay a while back. To sum it up, the utility of creating a small class to encapsulate a specific "kind" of thing (as Joel...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Object Exhibitionists and Frameworkitis

    Erich Gamma on Flexibility and Reuse I really like what Erich says here - I feel strongly that speculative development is the root of many evils, whether it be speculative frameworks, or speculative optimization.
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Yesterday's Microsoft 20 Years in Ireland Student Webcast

    Congratulations to Ciaran Usher of IT Tralee, winner of the trip to TechEd Europe!! And thanks to the many students who attended the webcast today. As you could probably tell, I enjoyed the discussion and your many thoughtful questions. The key takeaway...
  • One Louder

    Jack Welch at U of Chicago GSB Management Conference

    Good video of the interview with Jack (and according to him, it's OK for me to call him Jack). He talks about some of the concepts outlines in his book (I know...shocker, but at least the proceeds from the book go to charity) and how he works in general...
  • Henry Hahn

    Avalon Beta 1 RC Release Arrives!

    The Avalon Beta 1 RC was released a little while ago. Tim Sneath just posted an article about it. Check out the details at
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