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  • Toffer's WebLog

    solution to getting the parent process

    In case anyone was interested, I did end up figuring out how to get the parent process of a given's the code I used to do it... just to make note of it, wttsvc is a test harness which launches my test processes, there will only be one of...
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    Working with XML from Multiple Instances

    There are often cases where we need to perform operations based on multiple XML instances. To illustrate this, consider the example XML given below. Basically, we have two XML instances. The first instance (call this the results instance ) contains information...
  • Eric Jarvi

    software testing resources

    Here's a site aggregating a lot of different software testing (er, SQA - Software Quality Assurance) information, didn't see anything on our VSTS testing tools there yet (give it time), but it's worth checking out:
  • Lori Pearce's WebLog

    The Simple Life

    I recently downsized my hardware collection at work. I always used to have one or more desktop machines and a laptop. Laptops have become so powerful these days that I felt it was time to simplify my life and buy a good laptop as my only computer at work...
  • Visual Studio Data

    VFP9 Case Studies Now Online (by yag)

    Ken blogs about two new VFP9 case studies that have just gone live. I just wanted to point to his more detailed post and provide the highlights of the two case studies. I'm really excited to see some of these case studies coming out and look forward to...
  • One Louder

    Is this a recruiting blog or what?

    I remember talking about the lack of recruiting blogs a while back; wondering when more folks in recruiting were going to start blogging. Since then, especially recently, more recruiters have joined the blogging ranks. That's a good thing. I've also...
  • Yves Dolce

    Developing Distributed Services Today

    I know that many ISVs are looking for guidance around this.
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

    Funny how rumors get started. I wanted to set the record straight ... I am not leaving JobsBlog - despite what you might hear . Absolutely not! In fact, you'll see a lot more of me, I hope. Don't believe what you read in the tabloids! :) gretchen
  • craigrow

    WDK Automated Deployment Tools Quick Start Guide

    I’ve been talking with our TAP partners who are using the Automated Software Installer (ASI) every day recently. First, I want to say how really cool it is that you’re willing to attempt to use a product in pre-beta form. Let’s be totally honest, using...
  • Ken Levy's Blog

    Two new Visual FoxPro 9.0 case studies on

    Microsoft has just released two new Visual FoxPro 9.0 case studies on the Customer Evidence web site to help highlight, promote, and market VFP 9.0 as a great developer tool for data-centric applications. There are just the first two in a series of upcoming...
  • hughpyle

    Forms, Fields, and Views

    The Groove Forms tool is a simple form designer. Sometimes it looks complex, but really the structure is quite straightforward. Let's begin at the beginning. A Groove workspace contains tools, and members. You create a workspace, you're the only member...
  • hughpyle

    Getting Started with Forms

    Let's get coding. I want to build a system which has Groove workspaces connected to a central system. This'll be a framework to show the various moving parts, and code to knit them together, and hopefully building something which has at least a nominal...
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