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  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Jam Sessions at Tech-Ed 2005

    As in previous years, this year's Tech-Ed has Jam Sessions scheduled for the first several nights of the conference ( see Agenda ). As I recall, they'll have a room set up somewhere with PA equipment, a drum kit, and I believe some instruments as well...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Black Box Testing

    I attended a talk on campus yesterday discussing various aspects of testing. Part of the talk discussed the need for testers to become better versed in the formalities of testing. I'll leave that subject for another day. A portion of the talk, however...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    Side-effects: a more useful definition

    A typical CS-ish definition of whether a function has a side effect is whether the function modifies any globally visible state during its execution. e.g. this function is side-effect free: int add(int x, int y) { return x + y; } And this function...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    BWM 3 series tires...

    I bought some new tires for my 328i a few weeks ago. I've had lots of good luck with Michelin tires over the years, but doing some research this time showed me that the Michelins that I liked were going to be $160 per tire. That's a fair bit of money...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Want to know what it takes to get sign-off on a beta at MS?

    Scott Guthrie explains .
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Community Server 1.0 wins Reader's Choice award

    From Rob Howard : It was a really exciting morning here at Telligent, we just found out that Community Server 1.0 was selected as the Best Forum Application receiving an asp.netPRO Reader's Choice Award: Thanks to everyone who took the time...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Nifty ASP.NET 2.0 Custom Control Tip

    From Steve Smith : One very cool feature of Visual Studio 2005 is that you no longer need to build your controls into separate assemblies. You still *can* and of course if you're a control vendor or if you want to share them, you probably should...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Working for Microsoft

    Thought about working for MS? Being passionate about server technology? Read more ......
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    Crashdump support update

    I posted in January about a proposed cut of crashdump ( windbg : ".dump /f", now superseded by minidumps) support in Visual Studio 2005. Thanks to everyone who commented - I'm sure you'd like to hear the results... drumroll please... We cut it. Hopefully...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Devscovery this week!

    The good folks at Wintellect are putting on a cool event called Devscovery this coming week (May 3-5th, 2005) at Microsoft's Reston, VA office. Come out and see John Robbins, Jeff Prosise, Jeffrey Richter, Peter DeBetta, and Richard Hundhausen share their...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    So what's wrong with DRM in the platform anyway?

    As I said yesterday, it's going to take a bit of time to get the next article in the "cdrom playback" series working, so I thought I'd turn the blog around and ask the people who read it a question. I was reading Channel9 the other day, and someone...
  • Managed CodeGen

    How to Emit Generics

    Reflection.Emit can emit Generics! Checkout here: Here is a code sample that tells you how to emit various Generics. It is created as dev unit test by Chris King who implemented Reflection.Emit on Generics. using System; using System.Reflection;...
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