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  • Scott Holden's Blog


    Have you been wondering if the .NET Compact Framework is going to support Generics in v2? Why yes, of course. Check out Roman Batoukov’s post Generics in the .NET Compact Framework , where he gives insider information on the implementation of Generics...
  • Spot the Bug!

    eWeek - Getting a Head Start on App Security

    Getting a Head Start on App Security December 7, 2004 3 comments posted Add your opinion With security on the minds of IT managers more than ever, some companies are addressing the issue even before applications...
  • Scott Holden's Blog

    .NET Compact Framework Version Compatibility

    Steven Pratschner just wrote two posts on versioning in the .NET Compact Framework. There are a couple of things to note for device developers. The first is that we do support the notion of side by side for v1 and v2, but the reality is there isn’t enough...
  • Spot the Bug!

    Writing Secure Applications using Least Privileges

    Microsoft Recommended Best Practice Microsoft encourages that as a best practice developers write their applications to execute with the least privileges to get the job done. The reason for doing this is quite simple – if an attacker creates a security...
  • Peter Schenk's WebLog

    Early Adopter and/or Product Validation Programs - Your thoughts?

    I mentioned in my post yesterday that I was a Program Manager on the Windows Technology Adoption (TAP) at Microsoft. As such, I am curious what thoughts or experiences you or your company have had with regards to participating in "early adopter" or "product...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Debugging data driven development - Doable?

    In a discussion with some architects yesterday, I came upon the point that a new form of debugging is needed. So much development these days is data driven, and when something goes wrong you're back to trial-and-error poking at the problem. I'm sure this...
  • Man vs Code

    Is anyone really buying this?

    A data layer is all about abstracting the explicit boundary between the application/ domain model and the persistence datasource. Although this boundary can never be totally transparent, the data layer does its best to expose the persistence data in a...
  • Brad Abrams

    Another managed app... GB-PVR

    Someone recently sent me a link to GB-PVR … it is a managed client app that does MediaCenter like functionality. I installed it at in looks cool, but I could not test it as I don’t have a tuner card ( or even any TV reception to speak of)… Anyone else...
  • Antimail

    Hungarian notation causing buffer overruns?

    Rob Earhardt had some interesting notes on Hungarian notation, and I thought I'll chime in. By the way, I am not against Hungarian, and I actually use it in my C++ code. It was harder to get rid of this habit when when I started programming in C# :-)...
  • Welcome to Live Mesh!

    Generics in the .NET Compact Framework

    Parametric polymorphism (aka Generics) is one of the most interesting new features added to .NET CLR and languages in version 2.0 (Whidbey). There are many good articles describing the feature and its’ implementation for the full .NET CLR. For those who...
  • Michiko's Blog

    TOC major update: Day 3 (whew)

    Belated Happy New Year! The year 2005 is going to be very busy but exciting year for MSDN Library and we've just completed the first major update for Japanese MSDN Online Library ( ). The major change in this...
  • Ben Riga's Deep Shift

    Microsoft AntiSpyware beta released

    Well it looks like we held to our promise that we'd make this available very quickly. We've posted this out there. Very cool Stuff.
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