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  • MSDN Student Flash

    Could you survive The Code Room?

    Three MSDN event attendees are taken to an inner-city warehouse, equipped with a partially-charged laptop, and tasked with designing and developing an e-commerce Web site in a matter of hours. Watch the fun and learn about ASP.NET v2.0 at the same time...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    SSB Wrapper Class

    Paul Murphy pointed out a SSB wrapper class that ships as part of the integrated storefront sample that ships with SQL 2005. It's a bit tricky to install, so I refer you to Paul's blog for instructions. (you have to install the sample installer) The wrapper...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Booch on DSLs (Round 3)

    Steve Cook responded to Grady Booch's latest comments on software factories and DSLs, which was in turn a response to an entry by Alan Wills. It's obvious that Booch is never going to agree with the DSL approach, but there are a couple of fascinating...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Don Box on technical presentations and nudity

    Ian Ceicys informed me about a great Channel 9 video where Don Box talks about his philosophy on giving a good presentation. A must watch video since we all give presentations in class and elsewhere on campus. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    The best UI for reading blogs

    Dare Obasajo recently posted about the drawbacks of Outlook style UI for reading blogs . He says it's because Outlook has the assumption that you want to read every message. I have a slightly different take on it. I get plenty of email I don't read :...
  • All About Interop

    Java and .NET - Java serialization vs XML

    No surprise here - using Java binary serialization is a bit faster than using XML serialization when sending messages between a Java app and a .NET app via MQSeries. But what may be surprising is the performance delta - not really that much. About 25% in my tests. YMMV....
  • Soaked in CIDER !

    Welcome Andrew..

    Andrew (SDET) from Dot Net Client Team starts blogging .
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    My first patent!

    Speaking of auto complete , I got my first patent! It's some email address autocomplete stuff from my MacOE days. You can read it here if you have nothing better to do.
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Google Suggest is cool!

    Google labs released Google Suggest today. It basically does auto complete as you type in your search, showing you different options and how many results each has. It looks like it'll be useful when you don't know the best terms to use, or how to spell...
  • Dmitri Martynov

    ISV technology requirements

    The main driving factors here are: Customers (support of different product versions) Competitors Technology trends Legacy code (extensive approach of adding functionality) Little or none on-site customization during deployment Support of different databases...
  • Jack Gudenkauf (JackG) WebLog

    Thin Clients - Web clients

    The late 1990's saw growth in the Internet through the utilization of an underutilized network infrastructure and the browser wars. PC's were everywhere and they contained an application Host (IE, Netscape, Mozilla, etc..) for running code (script). Corporate...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Standalone Emulator

    I've seen several people ask this question lately so here ya go... It is possible to run the Pocket PC and Smartphone emulators without going through VS.NET. Assuming you used the default paths to install VS.NET 2003 and the Pocket PC 2003/Smartphone...
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