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  • Scott Holden's Blog

    The perils of GC.Collect (or when to use GC.Collect)

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    I often get asked about the garbage collector (GC) in the .NET Compact Framework. What is this magic thing that handles all my memory for me? Why do I run into out-of-memory situations and GC.Collect sometimes helps? In the past, I have spent some time...
  • .NET Banana

    Hands-On Labs: Malvern, Various Dates

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    Stan Spotts (Greater Pennsylvania developer evangelist) and Reed Sutton (Greater Pennsylvania technology specialist) are organizing a series of hands on labs at the Microsoft office in Malvern, PA. Reed will be leading the following workshops: February...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Paschal Leloup: Tsunami report from Phuket, Thailand

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    Paschal Leloup and his wife Sinead, who many of you may know through their involvement in developers.ie, were near Phuket in Thailand during the quake. They are in good health and helping out with the rescue and recovery efforts. Paschal has been kind...
  • simon.says

    Predictions for Web Services Interoperability in 2005

    As we head in to the New Year, I thought it would be fun to put together some of my predictions for Web Services Interoperability in 2005. In no particular order, here they are: Popularity of "Contract-First" Web Service design will increase Thanks to...
  • Man vs Code

    Fowler - The King

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    For the IoC amateurs (like myself) out there - Fowler has a very good introduction using the style of P of EAA. Also, some very good updates to P of EAA here . The amazing thing is this guy writes stuff faster then I can grok it.
  • Man vs Code

    O/R redux

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    One of the big conversations that has been going on for some time in the Java world is how prescriptive container frameworks such as EJB and Spring should be. It is fairly well known, that for O/R mapping frameworks the same conversation exists since...
  • simon.says

    Books

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    The following is a list of my published books: Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit Discover how to build applications that run on both the Microsoft .NET Framework and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)—and extend your customer reach and system...
  • simon.says

    Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability

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    I thought it might be fun to put together a "Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability" - especially between .NET and IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and some of the open source toolkits. I'd love to add other people's experiences, findings and comments...
  • RichCook's WebLog

    Arcade Machine Marquee

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    Here is my attempt at an arcade banner. I hoped to have used one from the internet, but my marquee area was a strange ratio. So existing marquees were badnly streched. So I made my own which is 19 x 4 1/4, with on 3 1/4 being lightable.
  • Jeremy Collins's WebLog

    Blinding yourself with science

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    There’s a new laser pointer in town that’s nearly 20 times more powerful than your typical laser used for presentations and amusing your pets (thanks Slashdot for the link ). You can buy it online, no special forms or permissions needed (yet). While it...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    'The Device Bits in December CTP are older than November CTP' - How and Why does this happen ?

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    I recently responded to a customer's question with a note saying that the device bits in the December CTP are older than the November CTP. I am sure the next logical question people would have in mind would be - how and why would that happen. I'll make...
  • Brad Abrams

    A new experiment in transparency

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    I love the word “experiment” – it gives you lots of latitude to try crazy ideas… Well, a few weeks ago one of the Channel9 guys, Charles Torre , came to me with an interesting idea. He had been actively following an enormous thread I started and he really...
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