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  • Five Testers From VC

    Channel 9 Visits VC

    [Ron] As I type this, some of the Channel9 dudes are interviewing one of the compiler PM's (Kang Su Gatlin) right outside my office. I wonder how long the lead time is before the video makes it onto the Channel9 site...
  • .NET Banana

    Philadelphia SQL Server Users Group Meeting

    Thanks to Unisys for hosting a meeting of the Philadelphia SQL Server Users Group on Tuesday night. We enjoyed great food while I presented “SQL Server 2005 for DBAs.” Thanks to Mark Scott of RDA who answered all the questions that I didn...
  • annotated in parsing

    The XA/21 bug

    In the feedback to my last posting, Balaji said “It has been by personal experience too. If we devote much time and effort to architecture, design, clarifying requirements, attention to detail etc, the outcoming product/feature is usually...
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010

    Calling SelectText (and other InfoPath methods with optional parameters) in C# or VB.NET

    In the introduction to SP1, InfoPath added C# support. One issue that some people may run into is that certain OM calls have optional parameters. One such method is the SelectText() method in the View object. The context ID is optional and it not always...
  • Mark M's WebLog

    The Food is Great, but Sand Keeps Getting in my Mouse

    My job requires more and more conference time, and less and less formal classroom training. I need to sharpen the saw... Get closer to the technology, and remind myself why I'm working here in the first place. Effective immediately, I'm making attending...
  • Chris Johnson

    .Net singleton pattern multi-threading issue...

    I came across this today in some code i am reviewing ... and thought i would share it with everyone as i am sure not many people know about this... In the singleton pattern you have a static member variable that 'stores' your single instance of whatever...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    An example of mutable-struct-pain

    Sean asks How does a mutable struct get me into trouble in my C# code? I guess that's a fair question, so I went look for some examples. Here's one that a co-worker (Renaud) shared: Actual example that bit me. This used to be a struct ...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    Regex Much? Check out "The Regulator"

    So recently I've been tinkering a bit with an app to scrape my .Text referral logs. I also wanted to extract all the search terms that led to my blog into a readable form without the URL garbelygook. It was a good chance to get my hands dirty with writing...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Design a Refactoring Extensibility API

    This is an experiment. I'm going to give a rough outline of a feature that is the C# IDE Wish List. You get to talk about how you'd like to see it work. If it's really successful, I'll transfer the rest of my responsibilities to the blog-reading community...
  • Somasegar's blog

    To customize or not to customize?

    Earlier this week I had the opportunity to talk at the Microsoft VBA Technical Partner Summit. We basically hosted about 100+ Visual Basic for Application ISV partners (some on-site and some online who participated through Microsoft Live Meeting). Some...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    How can Model Testing help test low level functions?

    It has taken me way to long to respond to this comment from Scott . re: For Testers: Nihit Kaul Talks Up Model Based Testing It appears that model based testing forces you to define the various actions your application can take (add, edit, delete...
  • Santomania

    Life imitating art : NASA working on lightsaber practice droid.

    This is what happens when you give true geeks an unlimited budget... The article (from Wired ) has some simply awesome quotes: ... "The PSA started with a simple idea: to hook up astronauts with some of the cooler gadgetry from classic '60s and...
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