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  • jeffcal's blogland

    everyone wants it...

    easily one of the top requests we get from customers is support for targeting msbuild to the everett (1.1) framework. well jomo 's recently posted an instructional explanation of how one might approach this problem. and now robert mclaws has taken that...
  • uril's

    Two one-liners from billg at the Computer Histroy Museum

    Two one-liners from billg from his speach in Computer History Museum: On e-voting: E-Voting has an inherent issue in that the voting public demands a high degree of certainty with the technology We ourselves are not going afer the e-voting market or the...
  • Brad Abrams

    Quiz: Delegates and private methods

    Given the code below, what is the result of the “Direct call” line and the “call via a delegate” lines? And, of course, why? For a little sport, try it without compiling the code first. public delegate void Callback (); class Program { static void Main...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    How Much Is One Million?

    While watching the trailer for the upcoming film, Paper Clips , I was reminded of an experiment I performed back in high school. Mind you, my experiment didn’t have as much meaning or purpose as the project documented in the trailer, but it does illustrate...
  • Jesper snackar dynga då och då. Här är beviset.

    Upgrade? Downgrade?

    It's time to retire my old 450 MHz pIII. On it, I have built countless civilizations; I have conquered and lost the world time and again; I have fought my way through the Black Mesa complex and the Kingdom of Ehb. Still, I need to trade up. End of an...
  • One Louder

    The fear of making a job change...

    Via Curt Rosengren at Occupational Adventure , Donna Cardillo's article about moving past fear to find the job of your dreams. Are you in your current role because you really love it or because you are afraid to make a bold move? Donna's advice actually...
  • One Louder

    My quote in the NY Times Job Market section

    I'm still hearing that tick-tick-ticking sound. Here's the article. There were other quotes that I gave that I thought were better, but I realize the article isn't about me me me! Just glad that people are taking notice of blogging for recruiting.
  • One Louder

    Is blogging making us mean?

    Last week I saw someone use their blog to be mean to someone else. I'm not going to link to it. Mostly just because I think it was mean. Someone had contacted this person ( let's call him "the blogger") to see if he, the blogger, would be interested in...
  • shrini Kulkarni's WebLog on Software Testing

    Software testing Nirvana ...

    Here is what I thought as ultimate goal of software tester. "Predict bug, go and find it rather than stumbling on it". I will add more this post as I go along. Just wanted to register this thought. Comments are welcome.
  • Adventures In SoftwareLand

    Product-Line Development and Product Development

    First.... woo hoo! My real copy of Software Factories arrived. I've been reading PDFs and hard-copy of the PDFs for a month or so now and there's just no comparison with a real-live-book. While reading Software Factories I began to remember something...
  • Ryan Farber's WebLog

    Two simple file tricks

    1. How do I know if a file path string has valid characters without resorting to catching an exception? bool IsFileNameValid(string fileName) { if (filename != null && fileName.IndexOfAny(Path.InvalidPathChars) != -1) { return false; } else {...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Debugging IL

    Managed applications are compiled to IL (Intermediate Language) and then our JIT (Just-In-Time compiler) can compile it to native code so that the CPU can execute it. (The alternative is interpreting the IL directly, which has horrible performance characteristics...
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