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  • mgrier's WebLog

    Side-effects: a more useful definition

    A typical CS-ish definition of whether a function has a side effect is whether the function modifies any globally visible state during its execution. e.g. this function is side-effect free: int add(int x, int y) { return x + y; } And this function...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    BWM 3 series tires...

    I bought some new tires for my 328i a few weeks ago. I've had lots of good luck with Michelin tires over the years, but doing some research this time showed me that the Michelins that I liked were going to be $160 per tire. That's a fair bit of money...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Want to know what it takes to get sign-off on a beta at MS?

    Scott Guthrie explains .
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Community Server 1.0 wins Reader's Choice award

    From Rob Howard : It was a really exciting morning here at Telligent, we just found out that Community Server 1.0 was selected as the Best Forum Application receiving an asp.netPRO Reader's Choice Award: Thanks to everyone who took the time...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Nifty ASP.NET 2.0 Custom Control Tip

    From Steve Smith : One very cool feature of Visual Studio 2005 is that you no longer need to build your controls into separate assemblies. You still *can* and of course if you're a control vendor or if you want to share them, you probably should...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Working for Microsoft

    Thought about working for MS? Being passionate about server technology? Read more ......
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    Crashdump support update

    I posted in January about a proposed cut of crashdump ( windbg : ".dump /f", now superseded by minidumps) support in Visual Studio 2005. Thanks to everyone who commented - I'm sure you'd like to hear the results... drumroll please... We cut it. Hopefully...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Devscovery this week!

    The good folks at Wintellect are putting on a cool event called Devscovery this coming week (May 3-5th, 2005) at Microsoft's Reston, VA office. Come out and see John Robbins, Jeff Prosise, Jeffrey Richter, Peter DeBetta, and Richard Hundhausen share their...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    So what's wrong with DRM in the platform anyway?

    As I said yesterday, it's going to take a bit of time to get the next article in the "cdrom playback" series working, so I thought I'd turn the blog around and ask the people who read it a question. I was reading Channel9 the other day, and someone...
  • Managed CodeGen

    How to Emit Generics

    Reflection.Emit can emit Generics! Checkout here: Here is a code sample that tells you how to emit various Generics. It is created as dev unit test by Chris King who implemented Reflection.Emit on Generics. using System; using System.Reflection;...
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    Welcome . . . (crickets chirping)

    Well, here is my inaugural post on my official Microsoft blog. I recently joined Microsoft as part of the Mobile and Embedded Division. I'm responsible for Platform Marketing - that is, making sure that we are on the right track for developers and partners...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Understanding ASP.NET 2.0

    If you have a background in ASP.NET already, this seems to be a decent article describing the internals of ASP.NET 2.0
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