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  • Man vs Code

    Nix the DataSet??????

    Some interesting comments from my entry on new DataSet features… Please nix the DataSet from the framework entirely and re-focus on the domain-oriented data access work you were doing prior to Tech-Ed 04. If that's not possible, please have the Visual...
  • Dariusz quatscht

    Custom WSDL generation in SQL Server 2005

    With the February CTP of SQL Server 2005 some changes occured in custom WSDL generation for native web services out of SQL Server 2005. Of course, since the product is still in development. Unfortunately the demos are not up to date with the CTP releases...
  • Test Guide

    Stuffing My Brain, Part 04

    First up today: Elisabeth Hendrickson discussing how in the world testing can survive in an Agile world. After all, Test traditionally uses all that time it takes Dev to give us something useful to write and review test plans, test specs, and test cases...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Cross Version Serialization Broken between V1.1 and V2.0 [Ryan Byington]

    In V2.0 we sometimes needed to add fields to types that existed in V1.1. If this type just has the Serializable attribute applied to it this will break serialization compatibility with V1.1. Currently when 1.1 tries to deserialize an instance with this...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Visual FoxPro and other MS products (by John Koziol)

    As you are probably aware, Microsoft is constantly improving Windows, Office, SQL Server, and other products with Service Packs and whole new versions. Several months ago, I posted about the effects of (or lack thereof) Windows XP SP2 on Visual FoxPro...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Knowing what's out there: creating a reference list of Managed .NET Apps [Kit George]

    Keith Brown of PluralSight has begun a wiki page in which we're encouraging people to list their managed applications. The intent here is to simply start creating a list of all the many, and varied applications that people work on using .NET code. I'd...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Day 3 - Checking in

    I'm going to have to cut out a little early today (early being 5:45) so I'm going to focus on getting my bugs checked in today rather than fixing new ones. In order to get ready for Gauntlet , I first have to get a code review from another dev on my team...
  • David Kline

    MEDC 2005 - Debugging .NET Compact Framework Applications

    I'm now officially registered for MEDC 2005 and will hopefully be seeing many of you in Las Vegas May 9 - 12. This year I will be a speaker at the Debugging .NET Compact Framework Applications session. While I have many ideas of things that would be...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's wrong with this code, part 10 - the answers

    Yesterday's article was a bit of a trick question, but was a real world example. Our group encountered this in some code we were testing last week (in some pre-production code - it was not part of any product). Somewhat surprisingly, it turns out that...
  • BCL Team Blog

    How to get .NET Framework Design Guidelines Updates [Krzysztof Cwalina]

    The .NET Framework Design Guidelines on MSDN are getting updated but not that frequently. Many people have asked us to publish updates more often. I have been posting such updates here for some time now. Yesterday, I added new guidelines for throwing...
  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    Screen capture..

    I was working on some documentation and found the need to capture video from the computer screen while I was doing a demo. After trying a number of free\shareware type utilities I found that Media Encoder does this quite nicely! Works great and compression...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    DevCon 2005

    Yeay! I'm going to this year's DevCon, which covers both Mobile and Embedded this year (instead of just Embedded as I've gone to in years past). Should be a hoot. I'm signed up as plain staff, not giving any talks (so far!), so I'll be working the booth...
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