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  • One Louder

    Recruiters: want to be part of your clients business? Involve them in yours.

    • 8 Comments
    This is kind of uncharted territory here and I am really excited to see how this goes. We are doing some work to understand our key target candidates in marketing. Not just titles and the names of companies that they might work at. We are trying to develop...
  • Getting the word out!

    Exception Management

    • 3 Comments
    Guidance on managing exceptions An exception is something you do not expect to happen in your application, there are two types of exception fatal and nonfatal. Fatal exceptions is anything that you did not define or not based from the ApplicationException...
  • Brad Abrams

    Convert DateTime to ODBC time format

    • 26 Comments
    Recent question on this side of the firewall… Want a datetime in this format? 2004-06-21T11:29:01.9346744-08:00 In .NET Framework 2.0: DateTime.ToString(“o”) ; In .NET Framework 1.0\1.1: DateTime.ToString(“yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.fffffffzzz”);
  • White.Steve.Blog

    My team is hiring in the UK!

    • 5 Comments
    Follow this link and under Development you’ll see the job title Developer Consultant PSfD. Tell them Steve sent you. :-)
  • One Louder

    Apprentice Fantasy Game Stats: Week 3

    • 11 Comments
    Oopsie...I meant to post this earlier. Not that it matters that much because those of you playing know where you stand. But I thought I should give JimmyM his props and drop it like it's hot (OK, I have no idea what that means but check me out! I'm down...
  • One Louder

    Here's my radio interview on the Apprentice

    • 8 Comments
    Last week, I did an Internet radio interview with Dawn Fotopulos of Landed.fm. ("On-Demand Internet Radio - The Voice of Career Success"). This is my first radio interview and it was lots of fun. I'll be doing more with Dawn and Peter in the future. I...
  • Antimail

    Trick of the day: How to compress long URLs into very short ones

    • 3 Comments
    Go to tinyurl.com. It's a wonderful idea - you get a simple, quick service that converts very long URLs into very short ones. For example, one of my permalinks got converted into a very short URL which looks like this: http://tinyurl.com/45z4e Update...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    OT: Photo from this weekend

    • 6 Comments
    I won't make a habit of this, but I wanted to share a picture I took this weekend at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. I love how it's come out. Here's the techincal details: Canon 10D with a Canon 17-40mm L lens. Settings were ISO 400, lens was...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Internet: Still Early Days

    • 4 Comments
    Seth Goldin reminds us that the Internet is still its infancy, and cites 10 reasons why he believes that there's about to be a significant flourishing of Net companies and business successes. Penetration. (read: population) Bandwidth. Tools. (read: ease...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Automation Testing versus Manual Testing Guidelines

    • 70 Comments
    I met with my team’s automation experts a few weeks back to get their input on when to automate and when to manually test. The general rule of thumb has always been to use common sense. If you’re only going to run the test one or two times or the test...
  • Eric Jarvi

    StreamReader to end of file

    Here's some code for reading through a StreamReader one line at a time until EOF (where line is a string and sr is a StreamReader): while (( line = sr.ReadLine()) != null ) { //your code here }
  • Mark Bower

    Office 12 to include Workflow Capabilities

    • 4 Comments
    After the first murmurings around Exchange 12 , a little more Office 12 info is starting to eek out. InfoWorld reports BillG's speech at the Office Dev Con last week in which he announced Office 12 is to include built-in workflow capabilities. Of course...
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