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  • Paul Stubbs

    Low Fat Software

    There was an article about manditory software labeling . Do you think this is a good thing? Should all software declare, as does the food industry, what it contains? For example should the software tell you that it is recording your keystrokes, or that...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    The Fundamentals: #2 The New Registry

    Just as the event log gets a makeover, so does the registry. In this post, I will take a look at some of the work done around how to manage settings and configuration in the OS. The goal is to provide a platform for handling settings in such a way that...
  • Glen's old blog

    .NET User Group revival in Columbia, SC

    No, it's not that kind of revival. :-) Dedicated event attendee and .NET enthusiast Tore Bostrup is nobly undertaking the effort to revive the .NET User Group in Columbia, SC. If you live in Columbia, Augusta,or the surrounding areas, and are interested...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    VS 2003 Tip #13: Getting a connection string quickly

    Often I will be writing some quick code to access a database, and I'll need to add a connection string to get this. Heres a quick way to get the connection string using VS: Open Server Explorer. Right click on Data connections and select “Add...
  • Glen's old blog

    WS-Security becomes a formal standard

    WS-Security, the proposed standards for security around web services, has just become OASIS standards. That means that you can look for Microsoft's WSE 2.0 to incorporate those standards. This is a major milestone in the web services area. The announcement...
  • SpankyJ

    ArrayList’s vs. generic List for primitive types and 64-bits

    <edited post, 3:51pm, something in the formatting was messing up the whole page...> The dynamically growing ArrayList structure is an interesting one, the other day I was looking at memory usage of some performance scenarios on 64-bit machines vs...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    More goodies: BizTalk Server 2004 Management Pack for MOM

    The BizTalk Server 2004 Management Pack is a set of instructions that define how to monitor and manage BizTalk Server 2004. This management pack enables you to: Identify and measure the health of the system. Monitor critical components and services...
  • Santomania

    Is your Windows Update on?

    Time to patch! Several critical Security Bulletins were released today so make sure your system is up to date. And If you haven't activated Windows Update yet - now would be a good time to start. Microsoft Windows Security Bulletin Summary for April...
  • Santomania

    On the MVP Issue

    It seems to me that whenever you get a group of highly motivated and competitive individuals, there is bound to be some occasional friction. And everyone agrees that the MVP issue is a touchy one, especially for people like Roy and Rory who are both of...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Your data, your trust: your control?

    George Derfamos speculates on the roles 'infomediaries' might play in the network economy. It is an attractive and stimulating idea - to have a trusted (read extremely trusted ) third party that: "you trust with your personal data and who'll guarantee...
  • Alan Cameron Wills - Domain Specific Languages

    Domain Specific Languages

    At OT2004 , I ran a workshop on domain specific languages. OT is where the UK experts in software development gather each year, and so the people attending a workshop generally know more than whoever is running it. It's a great way to get some good ideas...
  • anantd's blog

    Specifying Timeout for remoting calls

    This week while working on a case, I discovered how to set timeout values for Remoting calls which I though is pretty cool. We have missed this attribute a lot in DCOM. We can specify the timeout attribute on the HttpChannel and that sets the time an...
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