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  • Cyrus' Blather

    Nullable types in C# (part 2)

    I was reading the C# 2.0 language spec and trying to wrap my brain around the new support for System.Nullable<A> in the C# language. There are just a couple of parts that I keep running into and not quite getting. The first is the following set...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Conference for Tablet users?

    First Loren wants a Tablet only conference and then Peter shoots it down since it would really be a Notebook conference. I actually like the idea of a Tablet conference, but think that there wouldn't necessarily ever be a dedicated conference for Tablets...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    The Business Case for Software Configuration Management (SCM)

    Are you trying to rationalize or explain the potential benefits of a flexible SCM process and toolset to your manager or project lead? Are you an SCM skeptic? Don't have time to read a book? Subscribe to Rob's blog . In today's installment: The...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    A love little samples like this...

    From Justin Rogers A conversion from integer to long form english... I could write that ;-) [Editorial note: A more complete sample is available through article: ] I find little conversion functions...
  • Bug Babble

    New to us Games

    My wife Shai just got a 'new' old video game: Equestriad 2001 . We had to run it in Windows 98 compatibility mode or it would randomly exit on WinXP. (In my opinion the compatibility guys are unsung heros.) I've also been playing a 'new to me' video game...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    On the impact of BPEL

    EdwinK makes a powerful statement about BPEL : " BPEL has the power to make every existing EAI, BPM and Workflow product obsolete the same way SQL made Culinet and the others obsolete." Time will tell.
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    BPEL4WS Presentation from SD West Conference

    Here is my presentation I gave at SD West (format - PPT/Zipped). Also available is the sample BPEL and sample WSDL I referenced during the presentation. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. BizTalk 2004 supports BPEL. If you haven't yet...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Will the real WSDL 1.1 please stand up?

    There are different versions of WSDL 1.1 out there: -------------------------------------------------- <xs:complexType name="tPart"> <xs:complexContent> <xs:extension base="wsdl:tExtensibleAttributesDocumented...
  • Dr. eX's Blog

    How do I implement a custom Text marker?

    A: Aha! Custom text markers are one of those cool features lacking adequate documentation on how to implement it. I feel that implementing one is really very straight forward and hope you would be able to use to your heart's content. Providing custom...
  • Ben Waldron

    Regex Time Saver

    I just don't think in regular expressions like some people. I don't use regular expressions often, but every time I need them I wish that I would just learn the syntax because I end up going through a ton of time in debug more trying out various expressions...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    How many terminal server sessions is enough?

    Today I found myself switching contexts between 3 (three) terminal sessions plus my main desktop. I was doing VS Whidbey work on the main desktop, VS Whidbey checkin machine was running checkin tests in one TS session, I had some experimental code compiling...
  • canthe's WebLog

    More on Exchange SP1 and SBS 2003

    Several people have posted back saying they are having issues with alerts from store.exe after applying Exchange SP1. There's also problems with OWA now requiring a domain name when logging in (requiring DOMAIN\ username where username w as OK before...
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