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  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Further fun hosting IronPython

    When I first got my Python host working, I could type expressions and they would run...but I couldn't see the output. I had to dig a little bit, but found that Python was sending its output to sys.stdout, which at startup is set to a PythonFile wrapping...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Hosting Python in an Avalon TextBox

    The PythonProcessor class from my last post is designed to be hosted in an GUI text editor. I used an Avalon TextBox, as so: namespace AddInConsole { using System; using System.Globalization; using System.IO; using System.Text; using System.Windows;...
  • Inside Architecture

    Feature Driven Development vs. Traditional Project Planning, part deux

    An analysis of why Feature Driven Development works better than traditional work breakdown structure project planning when creating a software project schedule....
  • Direct Reports

    Brotherhood (What is a CTP?)

    So, what's a CTP anyway? Recently, we announced that instead of releasing SQL Server 2005 Beta 3, we would move to a model of releasing multiple CTPs (Community Technology Preview) up until the final release of the product later this year. But what...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Python fun

    I've been home sick for a few days. Between sleeps, generally pinned down by a cat, I've been fairly productive. I bought a couple of books: "Dive into Python" by Mark Pilgrim, and "Programming Python" by Mark Lutz, and installed ActivePython and IronPython...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    How do you do a Mail Merge?

    I was talking with one of the Office Specialists the other day. I had been trying to do a Mail Merge and had gotten stuck. The problem was that I had a deadline and needed to get out the email. To make a long story short, Bob gave me some great help and...

    Wisdom via The Apprentice

    I don't watch The Apprentice much, mostly because I cringe a lot when I do watch it. Craig Berman has an interesting commentary up on MSNBC, and the paragaph below caught my eye. ' Apprentice' turns into a dogfight "For all those much-maligned marketers...
  • Brad Abrams

    The CLR Roadtrip hits Arizona

    Stop #2 on the CLR Roadtrip has just been finalized. Three PMs on the CLR development team will be in Arizona the week of May 16 th Just like stop #1 in Atlanta this continues our tour sending a handful of folks out to different cities to visit with customers...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Ars Technica's Mac OS 10.4 Tiger Review

    • 6 Comments This is really a fine piece of review. I haven't read much about Mac OS X from a developer's prospective. From the review, Apple is doing some real good fundation work.
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    New Arcom SBC

    Found this press release/article on Arcom’s latest offering of Single Board Computers at WindowsForDevices . The latest boards run from 600MHz Celerons to 2.1GHz Pentium M with the i855 chipset. You can get it with firewire, giganet, CF capable of course...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Microsoft Small Business Center, a Tablet PC, and a 5-year old

    A friend of mine has a very talented 5-year old daughter who has been using a Tablet PC to draw pictures. You can see her hard at work on a Tablet PC at . Her dad, Paul, has used Microsoft’s Small Business Center (was called...
  • Jeu George's Blogs

    Bit Fiddling - 1

    Bits and Pieces Over the years, I have come across interesting approaches and problems involving bit manipulations. Over this series, I will post a wide range of related solutions and algorithms. Counting Number of Set Bits 1. The Trivial...
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