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  • Sriram Krishnan

    Best repro steps. Ever

    The worst thing for a dev to get is a bug with no easy repro steps. Invariably, what happens is the devs and tests exchange quite a few strongly-worded mails till the dev knows how exactly the tester hit the bug. The issue gets more complicated with LadyBug...
  • Direct Reports

    Check Your Head (Interview and Open Source RDL)

    I'm famous . :) OK, not really. But it was a fun interview and has a cute picture of my daughter. On another topic, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then having an open source version of your product must be close on the list. Looks...
  • MSDN & TechNet Search Blog

    Women Less likely to get viruses

    Interesting read at InfoWorld TechWatch : "Two studies released this morning by London-based StreamShield Networks, a provider of security products, indicate that the public is largely ignorant of online threats. The second study demonstrates that...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    Começando do básico...

    Muita gente ainda me pergunta qual a diferença entre Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Pocket PC e Smartphone e suas respectivas ramificações e versões, tipo: Pocket PC Phone Edition, Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, Windows CE 4.x, etc. Com o passar do...
  • Tim Sneath

    Challenges in Avalon

    Ian Moulster recently sent out a XAML developer challenge to recreate an optical illusion in XAML. Jonathan responded in rapid quick time. We should set up a series of "capture the flag" developer challenges on Avalon to give people a chance to try...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    Sun, surf's up, first a Loadfest and now a Loadgen

    Sunny Seattle is not a myth. I should always plant grass seed on July 21st because to date it has rained exactly once since! Not so great on my grass but my vitamin D count is at an all-time high. I'm in a surf's up mood, of course there isn't much...
  • Erika Ehrli - Adventures with Office Products & Technologies

    Hosting Office in .NET applications

    How to host Office in .NET applications using the DSO Framer Control...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    Maintaining state in an Indigo service

    I've been working on usability studies for Indigo for the last 12 months now and have been learning a lot. I just learned another very valuable lesson this week, thanks to Steve Swartz. During a study I was running last week, participants worked with...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Use Ctrl+Alt+DownArrow to quickly access all your open files

    Today’s tip comes from “some cool dev” who wrote the new Window Management features for Visual Studio 2005.  At the end of the File Tab Channel, there’s a drop-down arrow and a close ‘x’ button.  If you press the drop-down arrow, you’ll get...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Modifying software when running as LUA

    Lee Holmes (a developer over in the Monad group) had a problem. It seems that he had an application that just insisted on his being an admin to work correctly... Being a blogger, of course he wrote about it: here . I don't recommend anyone doing...
  • craigrow blogs

    As you know, I'm a big fan of . It is disappointing to me how little traffic there is on the news blog . However, if you follow the links to the blogs written by the individual team members you get much better content. Stever Rider...
  • Jeff Lin's Blogs for the Eternal Mindlessness

    Halo Movie!

    Word has just gotten out that Microsoft has reached a deal with 20th Century Fox and Universal to create the Halo movie. Whose going to star as Master Chief? I imagine either John Cho or Kal Penn(Harold and Kumar) will fit the role rather nicely. (bad...
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