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  • notes and rants

    Tracking Requirements

    This isn’t technically a testing topic, but it is a topic close to tester’s hearts.  Software requirements are one of my passions (boy is that an embarrassing statement).  While I am definitely not one of “those testers” who say testing can’t be done...
  • Paul Andrew

    Transfer and New Job for Paul

    I am changing jobs shortly. I am currently an ISV Developer Evangelist working for Microsoft in Wellington , New Zealand . Cool job but... m y house is sold and in 3 weeks time I am moving to Redmond , WA , USA . I’ll be working as a Technical Product...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Chris Menegay on VSTS Work Item Tracking & Project Integration

    Chris Menegay posted some thoughts on some of the project management features of Team System. It looks like he's very excited by the Work Item Tracking functionality: It seems that the more I play with VSTS, and learn cool new things, the less likely...
  • Just Coding

    Advanced XmlSerialization

    The XmlSerializer included in the .Net Fx, has been one of my favorite's. We've suffered too much with the COM (MSXML) approach to OO/XML mappings. We could classify the use of the XmlSerialization in different steps. 1 You don't know how to use Xml with...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log


    From "Making Windows XP Start Faster" at,1759,1768883,00.asp Two of the services listed under "Stopping Unneeded Startup Services" Automatic Updates: This service enables Windows XP to check the Web automatically for updates...
  • Michał Cierniak

    Execution Engine-independent JIT compilers

    I have recently put together a set of slides about LIL (Low-level Intermediate Language) and gave a talk at Microsoft. This work was done before I joined Microsoft: LIL was developed by the ORP ( Open Runtime Platform ) team at Intel. LIL was addressing...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    The Debugger Rules

    I alluded to some debugger cardinal rules in a prior post . However, they may well be something that debugger writers know, but haven't written down. To remedy, I'll start the list here. My first two rules: 1) Never lie to the user. Telling them incorrect...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    Patterns and Practices Summit March 14-16, Mountain View, CA (Microsoft Campus)

    The patterns & practices Summit for the western region of the United States takes place March 14 - 16 on Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California....
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Microsoft in the fight against HIV

    Now this was a really welcome development to read this morning . This is freaking awesome. It's amazing that software viruses basically mimic the behavior of real medical viruses and our leanings and attempts to fight software spam etc can be used...
  • kjackson's WebLog

    Introductions are in order

    After two years of resisting the urge, I’ve decided to jump into the blogosphere. If you are reading this, I assume that I must have already posted several interesting blog entries and you are trolling back to the beginning. For my part, I need...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    John Kennedy is Blogging from the MED UA team...

    John Kennedy has a blog (ok, he’s had a blog for a while), but John has just joined the Mobile and Embedded Devices group UA (User Assistance) team, and is interested in your feedback on Windows Mobile application development documentation –...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Calling native code from Managed Code.

    This is a “must have” resource for anyone needing to call Win32 API’s from managed code – go check out – Mike
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