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  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    Greatest people voted for by their nation

    Four lists to compare of the greatest people voted for by their nation. I will let you interpret the national differences based upon these choices. Top 10 greatest Britons 1. Churchill 2. Brunel 3. Diana 4. Darwin 5. Shakespeare 6. Newton...
  • simon.says

    Update from JavaOne

    Wow, here I am at JavaOne! It’s kind of odd... I’ve been doing Java development for a number of years now and I realize that this is my first visit to JavaOne. (What’s more ironic is that I had to wait to join Microsoft before I went ;-) So, what have...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    New hire joined my team today

    Ben went to the Windows land, but his office has not been sitting empty for long. Today we welcome our new team member, Jim Bresler. He was our summer intern in 2004 and 2003 so he is almost up to date on what is going on around here. Now he is with...
  • BorisJ's Blog

    Kate Gregory on why Visual C++ matters

    Steve Teixeira pointed out a great (quick too!) talk by Kate Gregory , one of our regional directors, about why C++ matters today and continues to provide access to the whole array of Windows functionality (rumors of the death of the Win32 API are greatly...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Teams with ship discipline

    Check out this great post on teams with ship discipline. Scot was my first dev lead when I joined Microsoft back in '97. You can look at which teams did he manage at Microsoft here .
  • Mahjayar's WebLog.

    .NET Smtp Client implementation and Gmail - Customer feedback Bug

    As I had mentioned in my earlier post , we have set up a forum for answering customer issues and problems they encounter in using the new API's in Whidbey beta2. This forum has been an interesting place where we see unique scenarios and also some genuine...
  • TexBlog

    Why C++?

    This excellent 10-minute presentation by Kate Gregory should be required viewing for VC++ developers and .NET developers curious what kind of bit-candy exists beyond C#, VB, etc.
  • Ben Armstrong

    Watching DVR recordings under Virtual PC

    For the last couple of months I have been an avid user of Windows Media Center 2005. One of the features I enjoy the most is the ability to watch shows that I have recorded directly on my computer. Well - for reasons which I will not go into to - my main...
  • MikeZintel's WebLog

    Just Don't Do It

    I recently had the unenviable task of giving a presentation to the toughest of all audiences, Microsoft developers. These are folks who, during the agenda slide, generally ask questions about why the framework is so slow, big, ugly, etc etc. I typically...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    The NT DLL Loader: FreeLibrary()

    Let's review the loader's modus operandi and derive the (once again simple!) rules for what the heck is going on. When someone calls FreeLibrary(hInstance), the loader walks the closure of the dependencies for the module/instance in question and if...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, Java 1.6 Collections

    I got to go see the BirdsOfAFeather talk with Josh Bloch concerning the new collection in Java1.5 (which you can read about: here ) and the upcoming collections they have planned for the future (which you can read about: here ). I've long been a fan...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, JavaGenericsWhaaaa?!

    I'm at the Java Collections talk and they're bringing up the issue of type safety with generics in java 1.5. The speaker just told me somethign that sent a shiver up my spine. Let's say you compiled the following code in java1.4: class Old { ...
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