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  • sano the super geek

    ColorPicker.NET web page

    I've created a simple web page to let people keep track of all of the changes that are made to ColorPicker.NET. If you are linking directly to the binaries, or one of my previous blog entries, please change them to point to the web page. Thanks.
  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    London Avalon Enthusiasts Dinner

    Do you live in or around London? Are you interested in Avalon? Have you been playing with the November CTP? Would you like to meet a Program Manager on the Avalon team? Ask questions, give feedback, make suggestions? I’m going to be doing some travel...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    A nifty little preprocessor trick for C++

    We found out something a little surprising about C++ enums a while back. It turns out that if you have this code: class Foo { public : enum Color { Red = 1 << 0, Green = 1 << 1, Blue = 1 << 2 }; void Bar() { Color purple = Color::Red...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Refactoring code that uses the PreProcessor

    I got to go to great presentation today about work being done on providing refactorings for C code that get runs through a preprocessor. The presentation covered three interesting areas where refactoring gets difficult and presented high level overviews...
  • vs2005news's WebLog

    Feb 2nd VS 2005 Chat: Visual Studio Community Features

    February 2, 2005 – 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time [ View Additional Time Zones ] Title : Visual Studio Community Features [ Enter chat room ] Description : Join members of the Visual Studio community team to talk about Community Downloads, the Feedback Centers...
  • Buck Hodges

    Timeouts on the HttpWebRequest (and thus SOAP proxies)

    Last summer I wrote several posts on using HttpWebRequest and SOAP proxies . Recently I was working on code that needed to handle requests that could take a really long time for the server to process. The client would give up and close the network connection...
  • View from Above

    Perl system command and return codes

    Many of you must have used Perl as part of day to day automation. Some teams use test harnesses made exclusively of Perl. This makes it easier to leverage various functionalitiesof text manipulation, file operations and process monitoring, etc which is...
  • Shirantadka Rajashekhar

    A Deadly cocktail of Infopath and SQL 2005

    I am trying to make InfoPath work as a preferred client for SQL 2005 Native Web services. Here is what I have in Mind SQL 2005 native web services and Service broker form a tremendous pair for developing asynchronous solutions. For Example, a workflow...
  • Riding Herd

    Chubby clients

    Soma , the VP of our Developer Division, mentioned last month that he’d be talking about Smart Clients at VS Live next week . I’m one of the lucky few folks in the evangelism team who got to help build the smart client demo that Soma will use during that...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    What Does a Developer Evangelist Do, Anyway?

    What does a Developer Evangelist do? Talk. A lot. Sometimes, I even get to code, but then I have to talk about it. Here is a rough schedule for this week: 2/2/2005 - Speaking at an SOA conference in Atlanta on "What's New for Web Services in .NET 2.0...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Dev Luv: More Info on Digital Signing

    I’ve gotten lots of mail from Visio blog readers who are still confused about how digital signing works for any Office solution. Siew-Moi Khor, a Programmer/Writer in the MS Office organization who writes seriously good documentation on complex topics...
  • Brad Abrams

    Austin area presenation: Effective .NET Framework based development: Exception handing and Memory Management

    Boy, I am getting mileage out of this talk! Same show, this time in Austin … As part of my FrontLine trip I will be speaking at the Austin .NET User Group. If you are in the area, please come! Effective .NET...
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