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  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    How to tell if an assembly is delay signed or not.

    .Net framework has a great feature called delay signing. Every strongly named assembly has a public key, and a strong name hash stored in the metadata. At runtime CLR uses the public key to verify the strong name hash to make sure the assembly is not...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    More controls to Paypal for

    Faithful readers will know I'm slow on the uptake. So, they will hopefully forgive me while I tell the rest of you about two great sources for great ASP.NET controls: MetaBuilders : Andy, Andy, Andy. You just always know what to build. The controls...
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Blogs R Us

    Yep, it's a barrel of lame monkeys that the Community Site Manager of MSDN doesn't blog that often. Or maybe the blogosphere breathes a collective sigh of relief. :D Things have been busy here. Not to let the cat outa the bag overmuch (since she's...
  • shawn's blog

    Talking to youngsters

    I've moved this post about the interview questions I ask during Microsoft interviews, as well as the updates, to my blog at . Please stop by...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    8-Part Interview with Anders Hejlsberg

    On July 30, 2003, Bruce Eckel, author of Thinking in C++ and Thinking in Java, and Bill Venners, editor-in-chief of, met with Anders Hejlsberg in his office at Microsoft. Check out the entire eight-part interview here , or follow the links...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Upcoming Visual Basic Chats

    Check out these chats on Using Windows Forms Controls in Visual Basic .NET Extending the choice of controls available from the Toolbox is a powerful way to enhance Visual Basic's application development potential...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Listen to a Bill Gates soundbite about speech

    Oliver Drobnik asked Bill about speech in Longhorn, and received a response covering what we're doing with the Microsoft Speech Server, Longhorn and beyond. This is a few days old now, but I wanted to include a reference to it here because of the relevance...
  • Robert Horvick's Weblog

    SOLUTION : Spotting Code Defects #3 (C++ 101)

    As always thanks to those that emailed responses. Please feel free to post them in the feedback area too! The biggest problem with this piece of code is that the stream is not being checked for errors after reading. Look at this block: int age;...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    Choosing colors and inks for a publication

    Looks like my next Publisher programmability article goes live on MSDN early next week. (Don’t worry, I’ll be sure and let you know what the link is once it gets published.) I’m really happy with this next series of articles, which highlight...
  • Mitch Walker

    "Longhorn" SDK Usage

    Hari posted about some of the features in the next version of the SDK, currently known as the “Longhorn” SDK. One feature is the ability to “target” the SDK based on the type of work you are doing or the type of information you...
  • simon.says

    Pat Helland on

    Pat Helland (also from the .NEAT team in Redmond) talks about Distributed Computing Architectures in his tech talk on Look out for his famous 'HST' acronym ;-)
  • simon.says

    The Architect Journal

    For those that have not yet seen this, our EMEA HQ publishes an architect-focused newsletter called the Architect Journal (or JOURNAL for short), for which I sit on the editorial board. The focus of the journal is to create a platform where software...
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