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  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Sending an SMS to yourself in the emulator

    At the APAC MDC last week, I had an opportunity to discuss developer tips with the audience in Syndey. One tip in particular that was a surprise to most of the audience but potentially very useful is the fact that you can make phone calls or send SMS...
  • .NET Security Blog

    xml:id and SignedXml

    A few weeks back, I posted about customizing how SignedXml searches for XML elements identified by a reference to an ID. By default, SignedXml searches for elements with an attribute named Id that has the given value. Recently, the W3C has come up...
  • jeffcal's blogland

    writing a build logger: all the news fit to print

    We have an internal discussion list for users of MSBuild to share their thoughts and experiences with each other and bring questions they have about MSBuild. Last week, one of our internal users wrote the list to talk about some performance issues he...
  • .NET Security Blog


    using System; using System . Security . Cryptography . Xml; using System . Xml; /// <summary> /// Provides xml:id support for XML digital signatures /// </summary> /// <remarks> /// This class allows the .NET XML Digital Signature system...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    Psychology of Programming Workshop

    Another paper that caught my attention at the recent Psychology of Programming workshop was presented by Matt Jadud from the University of Kent. Matt's research focuses on understanding how novices learn to program and to develop teaching methodologies...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Matt is soooo close on a couple of these...

    Too bad he hasn't noticed anything yet, but all I'll say is, “ none of those are completely correct -- although all would be good resolutions for me”. Oh, and based on another guess, it's not me giving up espresso beverages. I'd sooner invest...
  • Santomania

    [OT] Google sucks (or: Google likes me)

    [Followup to yesterday's post ] Some of my posts are getting really high rankings on Google. Examples: The post on sharepoint development : #1 result on Google for "sps development " The post on a matrix joke : #1 result on Google for...
  • Rudi Larno's WebLog

    Microsoft flags the European Union

    In order to celebrate the upcoming expansion of the European Union on May 1st 2004, Microsoft has released a 3D Screensaver showing the flags, get it here
  • Michiko's Blog

    How to recycle old MSDN CDs (@Internet Cafe in Paris)

    If you are MSDN (or TechNet Plus) subscriber you might have thought about how you manage all CDs you've received. I myself have so many CDs since I am subscribing both MSDN Enterprise and TechNet Plus. The number of CDs I receive every month is more than...
  • Santomania

    Winforms custom control - Hierarchy mapper

    Last night I took someone up on a dare and whipped up a quick-n'dirty winforms control which allows graphically mapping connections between nodes in different hierarchial views (represented by treeviews). The connections are created by dragging nodes...
  • Brad Abrams

    API Usability Study Article Posted

    I bloged a while back about the Dr. Dobbs on Measuring API Usability . I just got permission from the nice folks at Dr. Dobbs to post the article publicly for your reading pleasure. Any teams at Microsoft you think I should print off a copy and...
  • Visual Studio

    .NET Compact Framework team member blogs to watch...

    Mark Ihimoyan : SDE/T working on XML, Serialization, Web services, Messaging and Data Access. Seth Demsey : Development Lead.
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