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  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Language Readability vs. Writability

    In my previous post , I said: “Unfortunately, language readability is often at odds with writability.” And “Generic method type parameters are inferred from the concrete parameters” Here’s what I’m...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Language design for Refactoring

    A question came up on the Yahoo! Groups Refactoring Group about what language design would be best to support Refactoring. We think about this quite a bit, but usually we phrase the question more generally: What language design would make...
  • load of tosh

    New MSN Search

    Sweet. MSN Search has a new release . Looks good too without all that clutter in my opinion. Searching for myself seems to produce the same results I would find on another site. Here's more info . This comes my way via Engadget . They have a comparison...

    Reminder: C++ Chat at Noon Today

    Here are the details: July 1, 2004 12:00 PM (PST) Chat: Secure Programming Enhancements in Visual C++ 2005 Add to Outlook The link to the chatroom is here . Click that link to join the chat between 12:00 and 1:00 PM (PST).
  • Plamen Hristov's WebLog

    Hard Rock Cafe

    The Speakers and Regional Directors held at Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam party was great. We are able to watch the Euro semifinal on big screens drinking beer and discusing the TechEd sessions :-) here I share with you some interested links around the...
  • fes' WebLog


    Now that I've posted something, it is probably worth introducing who I am. My name is Frank Swiderski, and I've been with Microsoft for about two years now. Prior to that, I worked for the security consulting firm @stake, Inc. For the past four years...
  • GuntherB's WebLog

    Adding sample data to SQL Server 2005 Express

    Yes, finally SQL Server 2005 Express Beta 1 has been released ! SQL Express is the new name for Microsoft's MSDE database, the ( free ) light-weight database version of SQL Server. SQL Express uses the same high-performance database engine as the other...
  • tjlau's WebLog

    Setting up a Smartphone

    Recently I purchased one of the new i-mate Smartphones since I wanted to be able to check email everywhere I went in an effort to be more productive. It took a little bit of time, and since I don't work much with configuring Exchange or with technologies...
  • GuntherB's WebLog

    Mono 1.0 and Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 released !

    So here it is, v1.0 of the Mono framework , an open source implementation of the .NET framework for use on Linux, Unix, MacOS X and Windows system. Time to widen the gap again, Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 (Whidbey) on your marks! Whidbey has been announced...
  • Rakesh's Blog

    Overload Methods

    I have decided to post issues that solicit feedback from you and in the process touch upon the cool aspects of Class Designer. I hope you find it engaging. The Class Designer sits on top of the VC Code Model. The VC Code Model poses certain restrictions...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    It's a feedback time of year

    Performance review time at Microsoft is a good time for self-reflection and to make a point of getting feedback on how things have gone for the past year. I find the feedback can be both surprising and educational so from time to time I try to coax comments...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Summary of James Newkirk on Unit Testing

    James Newkirk (of NUnit fame) gave a presentation at Tech·Ed Europe about the integration of unit testing into the software development lifecycle. Benjamin Mitchell took some good notes and posted them to his blog for those of us who couldn’t...
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