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  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Win Fabulous Prizes!

    I want to do a long -- potentially very long -- series of blog articles about the fundamental theoretical nature of formal computer languages, and the practical problems in producing compilers for them. To kick this off in a lighthearted way on a Friday...
  • nikop's WebLog

    To install SQL Server 2005 64bit, you need Win2003 SP1 installed

    If you want to install of the SQL Server 2005 64bit builds, setup requires for you to be running SP1 of Win2003. Here are the latest links to the current build of Win2003 SP1 needed to run Setup on a machine you intend to configure with SQL Server 2005...
  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    Atlantic Northeast Software Symposium coming March 11-13th to Philadelphia

    I met Jay Zimmerman at the Philadelphia Java user group meeting last night (hey, I go where any developers go!) and he told me about this conference coming to Philadelphia from March 11th through 13th. The Atlantic Northeast Software Symposium used to...
  • amivora's WebLog

    new job, new office, new technology

    well, it's official--after a year and a half with the Visual C++ team, my sunlamp and I have relocated to the Web Services Technical Marketing group and I'm now the new product manager for Indigo. what is Indigo, exactly? As I see it, Indigo is an extension...
  • notes and rants

    How many tests are enough?

    How many tests are enough?  How much code coverage is enough?  How relevant are the number of tests, code coverage numbers and bug counts in knowing when testing is done? Let’s say, for example, that I’m testing a 5000 line component and I’ve written...
  • Tiho's blog

    An early look at Indigo

    Here is a good summary on Indigo .
  • Buck Hodges

    BisRegEdit and related Dec. CTP mysteries

    Check out Jeff 's new weblog. His post from Monday may shed some light on Dec. CTP mysteries if you've ever run into messages regarding bisregedit. Why BisRegEdit is sometimes the reported culprit of a failed install
  • simon.says

    Getting Multiple Virtual PCs to Work Together

    I'm a big fan of using multple Microsoft Virtual PC images, especially for demos and development. My current machine has a second hard disk that is dedicated to images that I use for such work. One of the problems I've run into in the past is getting...
  • simon.says

    MSDN TV!

    Here is the latest episode of MSDN TV - with me, the whiteboard in my office, and "Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability" I believe that this is also the 100th episode of MSDN TV! Congratulations guys!
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    What do Microsoft and Viagra have in common?

    What do Microsoft and Viagra have in common? Trouble with spam rings . eWeek : "Microsoft Corp. and Pfizer Inc. on Thursday announced parallel lawsuits against two international spam rings pushing a variety of drugs, especially those purporting to be...
  • Dariusz quatscht

    Do you want to write yourself XSD/WSDL/Policy contracts?

    Clemens and Aaron argue about the way a developer should share the service contract. But Aaron is wrong. I know that it is essential today to work out the contract on that level (XSD/WSDL/Policy). Most developers just wish to have tools that abstract...
  • Santomania

    VSTO 2003 Development Tip

    One of the more annoying aspects of developing a VSTO solution is debugging deployment issues. The Office host application (Word/Excel) often returns error messages along the lines of: “Can’t find or load the <assembly> assembly in <url>”...
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