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  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Update to Iron Python MDbg sample.

    Shawn Farkas just let me know that the latest Iron Python 9.3 release breaks my Iron-Python Mdbg sample : So the 0.9.3 release breaks the mdbg extension – the fix is pretty quick though. When creating the streams to redirect stdin, out, and err...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    I like it even more!

    There is one thing that I like even more than writing code and that is: the code were be useful for somebody. This is just another aspect of good design, to elegantly and efficiently solve user’s problems. Hence the need for systematic methods of...
  • Mark's Tech Blog

    New 'Office 12' User Interface

    The new UI is a pretty exciting addition to Office. It revolutionizes the way we will do our information work. The age old problem of 'Where do I find that tool or option' has been removed with new contextual tabs. Microsoft did some market research and...
  • The Feedback Loop

    Connect Update

    Things have been pretty hectic the last week or so, but I promised myself (and you!) that this blog would be updated as frequently as I could manage, so I'm sticking to that. I've been working on the specifications and now the code for the upcoming...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Can't think of a title...

    It's been a crazy last week or so. 30 or 40 enterprise Microsoft Operations Manager users just arrived to get a look at v3 of the product. I'm sitting in a room with them right now as they are getting a presentation from the MOM product team about new...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Another C#/LINQ chat, Thursday 1300h Pacific Time

    The last chat we had just after PDC was a virtual mob scene. We had hundreds of questions, way more than we could handle in the short time that everyone was available. Now that you've all had some time to absorb some of the new stuff coming up, we thought...
  • John's Blog

    Diabetes Tracking System

    I just had to post about the project my friend Lesley-Ann was working on, not only because it's won an award, but because it's a genuinely useful piece of software. Of course, it was developed using Visual Studio. Now I need to talk Lesley-Ann into developing...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Bridging the Gap, etc.

    Greetings all – My apologies for being behind on posting. Things have been really crazy around here with VS2005 shutting down and work on the next major release ramping up. I’ve been tasked to help out with some engineering improvement initiatives...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Resolving ambiguity in C# param passing

    Here's a question I got recently about parameter arrays in C#. Suppose you are designing a method and you know that it is going to take some small number of values, but you're not sure how many. For example, consider what I call the "madlib" formatting...
  • View from the Cube

    By Popular Demand

    Hi! I received several requests for the slide decks from the TouchDown presentation that I delivered in Denver last week. So.... Here they are: ALaparoundVisualStudio2005.mht http://www333...
  • Inside Architecture

    SOA: Good fences make good neighbors

    One of the tenants of Service Orientation is that the boundaries are explicit. Boundaries are usually expressed in the form of the data that is passed back and forth, but I challenge all designers to exceed that simple level of understanding and to make...
  • Bug Babble

    Login fun

    Jeff Atwood argues that the Login dialog should infer the username from the password: . That reminded me that many user's of XP home don't have a password, which is even simpler. If you are cringing...
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