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  • scarroll's Blog

    New Category: Research

    So I'm going to try to add a new category of posts to this blog for interesting papers in Computer Science related conferences and journals. One thing that kind of blows my mind about CS lately is that even though we are more "connected" than we have...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    Subtle Bugs

    It wouldn't surprise me for people to wonder how it’s possible for reasonably competent programmers to introduce bugs by making seemingly innocuous changes to some program’s code. The short answer is that we’re often too clever for our...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RoboCup: Caption paltry effort.

    From Engadget : "This weekend marks the annual RoboCup Open happening in Paderborn, Germany. Twelve countries have sent a total of 64 teams to compete in various categories: Small Size, Middle Size, Four-Legged, Soccer Simulation and Rescue Simulation...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Component VSGuids and VIGuids

    If you’ve ever created a component in Component Designer you may have seen in the Advanced properties that there are two identifiers for the component, a VIGUID and a VSGUID. Most people are familiar with the concept of a GUID being a unique identifier...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    I hate tabs in web browsers

    Ok, i seriously don't get tabs on Windows. Hell, i don't get tabs on OSX either. In the latter there's a great system called Exposé for that, and in the former the task bar does the job just great. Once i start using tabs though things go all to hell...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    When capabilities don't meet requirements

    So I’ve recently fixed two bugs that have come up that both shared a root cause. I thought that they were interesting enough that it would be worth sharing with you guys. In order to make them make sense I first need to give a little bit of an architectural...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Congrats to two Fox community sites (by yag)

    One of the cool things about Visual FoxPro is its community. I just wanted to congratulate two community sites for hitting great milestones: PortalFox just hit its 20,000th user The Universal Thread hit its one millionth message It's great...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    InfoPath and the Expression Box

    Question: I am trying to total a field within my InfoPath form. Do I need to include a field to hold these values or is their another way? Answer: Yes, one of the controls available within InfoPath is called an expression box. This control allows...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Working with Jim Newkirk

    Jim Newkirk and I joined the Gotdotnet team at the roughly the same time, a couple of months ago, although he just recently announced the move on his blog. Shortly after we joined the team, Jim and I were sitting in a meeting with a vendor who suddenly...
  • Inside Architecture

    A direct comparison between FDD and Traditional WBS

    Reader ROI Readers of this post will find a "case study" that allowed this author to directly compare Feature Driven Development to the traditional WBS when performing project planning. This information is useful if you would like to improve your software...
  • Your Data in the Cloud

    FSG Developer Conference in New York

    Next week, I am heading out to the financial services developer conference to deliver a SQL Server 2005 presentation. The toughest part of delivering a talk on SQL Server 2005 is to find a way to fit it all into a 90 minute slot. You can talk about individual...
  • Aali's blog

    Some clarity to DSI, SDM and VSTS designers

    Ali Pasha has a nice story on System Definition Model (SDM), Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) and their relation to Visual Studio Team System's designers. "Microsoft is making an effort to automate much of the work that is required to create, deploy...
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