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  • Mark M's WebLog

    The Food is Great, but Sand Keeps Getting in my Mouse

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    My job requires more and more conference time, and less and less formal classroom training. I need to sharpen the saw... Get closer to the technology, and remind myself why I'm working here in the first place. Effective immediately, I'm making attending...
  • Chris Johnson

    .Net singleton pattern multi-threading issue...

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    I came across this today in some code i am reviewing ... and thought i would share it with everyone as i am sure not many people know about this... In the singleton pattern you have a static member variable that 'stores' your single instance of whatever...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    An example of mutable-struct-pain

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    Sean asks How does a mutable struct get me into trouble in my C# code? I guess that's a fair question, so I went look for some examples. Here's one that a co-worker (Renaud) shared: Actual example that bit me. This used to be a struct ...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    Regex Much? Check out "The Regulator"

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    So recently I've been tinkering a bit with an app to scrape my .Text referral logs. I also wanted to extract all the search terms that led to my blog into a readable form without the URL garbelygook. It was a good chance to get my hands dirty with writing...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Design a Refactoring Extensibility API

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    This is an experiment. I'm going to give a rough outline of a feature that is the C# IDE Wish List. You get to talk about how you'd like to see it work. If it's really successful, I'll transfer the rest of my responsibilities to the blog-reading community...
  • Somasegar's blog

    To customize or not to customize?

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    Earlier this week I had the opportunity to talk at the Microsoft VBA Technical Partner Summit. We basically hosted about 100+ Visual Basic for Application ISV partners (some on-site and some online who participated through Microsoft Live Meeting). Some...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    How can Model Testing help test low level functions?

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    It has taken me way to long to respond to this comment from Scott . re: For Testers: Nihit Kaul Talks Up Model Based Testing It appears that model based testing forces you to define the various actions your application can take (add, edit, delete...
  • Santomania

    Life imitating art : NASA working on lightsaber practice droid.

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    This is what happens when you give true geeks an unlimited budget... The article (from Wired ) has some simply awesome quotes: ... "The PSA started with a simple idea: to hook up astronauts with some of the cooler gadgetry from classic '60s and...
  • GrantRi's WebLog [MS]

    I'm out of ideas

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    Well in case you haven't noticed, I've run out of ideas for thigns to write about. This is you're queue to send me questions or suggestions. My best guess as to why I've run out of ideas is because of my recent change in jobs. I am no longer dealing...
  • Yves Dolce

    Secure CRT (hopefully fixed) code sample

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    Sorry for the confusion in the previous post . I guess it just shows again I’m no longer a full-time dev… As I had already changed the sample code, I left it the way it is now: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h>...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Re-positioning of original intent, purposes and scope of OO among SOA benefits

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    Among SOA benefits there is a re-positioning of original intent, purposes and scope of object–oriented techniques. Consider the structure below, look at it as the internal structure of a service in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The scope of object...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Life Simplification

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    A good friend of mine recently resurfaced after being out of touch for about 18 months. The last time I had lunch with him, he was having some marital issues and had just joined the ranks of the unemployed (he's a tech guy as well). In the 18 months...
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