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  • The Design-Time Developer

    Follow-up to 2/10 IndyNDA Presentation

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    First, a blast from the past: remember those Rold Gold pretzels about which I waxed poetic when I discovered that they maintained their crunch 2 months later. Well, I had a 3 hour drive to Indianapolis this afternoon for the UG presentation and I saw...
  • Blog :: CharlieO

    Breaking A Scoble Rule: I'm moving my blog soon (but it will be worth your trouble)

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    Robert Scoble has a rule ( The Corporate Weblog Manifesto #12) which states 'Never change the URL of your weblog.' Unfortunately, I started blogging before reading The Manifesto. Yes, I know: RTFM. However, I see this as a definite success story about...
  • nikop's WebLog

    Link to download the Books Online for SQL Server 2005 Beta2

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    Here is the Beta2 documentation for SQL Server 2005 (July '04 content): http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/d/5/ad5467b9-a388-46e3-a8ef-f45dc51425a7/SqlAbridgedBOL.msi
  • nikop's WebLog

    To install SQL Server 2005 64bit, you need Win2003 SP1 installed

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    Here are the latest links to the current build of Win2003 SP1 needed to run Setup on a machine you intend to configure with SQL Server 2005. This is the RC2 build 1433 : Intel X86 32bit: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/6/5/765ed74b-06ef-403d...
  • nikop's WebLog

    Link to Dec CTP Release of SQL Express

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    If you want to install the Dec CTP release of SQL Server Express and Express Manager, and pair up the correct version info to get a package working together, here are links for each of the components that you will need (thx to Kent for ogranizing them...
  • AprilR's Blog

    Zooming Out

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    Well, for me it has been an exciting week of introduction to the world of blogging. After creating this one, I spent time looking around at the many out there. There is a wealth of information and personal stories out there (some interesting, and others...
  • nikop's WebLog

    Overview of what SQL Express is

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    Here is a post on MSDN about what SQL Express and it's positioning. The info is dated 07/2004 so some of the screenshots and text is a little stale, but the high level summary still applies: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Win Fabulous Prizes!

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    I want to do a long -- potentially very long -- series of blog articles about the fundamental theoretical nature of formal computer languages, and the practical problems in producing compilers for them. To kick this off in a lighthearted way on a Friday...
  • nikop's WebLog

    To install SQL Server 2005 64bit, you need Win2003 SP1 installed

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    If you want to install of the SQL Server 2005 64bit builds, setup requires for you to be running SP1 of Win2003. Here are the latest links to the current build of Win2003 SP1 needed to run Setup on a machine you intend to configure with SQL Server 2005...
  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    Atlantic Northeast Software Symposium coming March 11-13th to Philadelphia

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    I met Jay Zimmerman at the Philadelphia Java user group meeting last night (hey, I go where any developers go!) and he told me about this conference coming to Philadelphia from March 11th through 13th. The Atlantic Northeast Software Symposium used to...
  • amivora's WebLog

    new job, new office, new technology

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    well, it's official--after a year and a half with the Visual C++ team, my sunlamp and I have relocated to the Web Services Technical Marketing group and I'm now the new product manager for Indigo. what is Indigo, exactly? As I see it, Indigo is an extension...
  • notes and rants

    How many tests are enough?

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    How many tests are enough?  How much code coverage is enough?  How relevant are the number of tests, code coverage numbers and bug counts in knowing when testing is done? Let’s say, for example, that I’m testing a 5000 line component and I’ve written...
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