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  • Antimail

    Script puzzle: Solving Hanoi ... in shell

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    If you like CMD programming, here is a challenge for you: write a CMD batch file that solves the Hanoi problem. You start with these folders: and you must end up with this state: You probably know the rules of the Hanoi problem. Mapped in the command...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    What to do when the unexpected happens

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    Quite recently I made a pretty visible change to the C# language service for Beta2. For many operations that you can perform in the IDE (like generate method stub, or trying to set a named breakpoint) we will throw an exception in the case of failure...
  • Rob Caron

    Prefixing Stored Procedure Names with "sp_"

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    Scott Dockendorf has a post ( SQLServer: Why to NOT use “sp_” to name your stored procedures ) about this topic with a link to an article from Brian Moran ( Should I Use the sp_ Prefix for Procedure Names? ). Brian’s article gives...
  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    MTOM goes to Rec with W3C

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    The MTOM spec has been made official with the W3C by moving to REC status. This is good news for WSE 3.0 as it ensures that a finalized standard can now be implemented and used to develop interoperable solutions to transmit binary data as part of a SOAP...
  • Antimail

    No need for TCP?

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    Recently, there is a flux of new Web Services specifications that are addressing low-level engineering needs, for example the speed of the communication, or even the network protocol. Let's see two of them: 1) SOAP over UDP . The name is self-describing...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    Windows Server 2003 DNS Forwarding Issues

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    Ahhh, small successes are always very cool, in my home I run Windows Server 2003 (don't we all J ) with Active Directory and have my DNS server set to do IP address resolution forwarding to my ISPs DNS Servers, it also caches resolved IP addresses etc...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Why we emulated the devices that we do?

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    Inside of Virtual PC we provide a number of 'emulated' devices - like the S3 Trio video card and the Intel 21140 network card. People regularly ask me why we emulate these specific devices - and there are a number of reasons. It is important to know that...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    International Internet-Free Day

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    Global Ideas Bank , an 'online democratic think-tank' proposes this Sunday, Jan 30th, as an Internet-Free Day. "...recent events should remind us what is truly important: friends, family, health and freedom. So stay off the e-mail, unplug the PC, escape...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Object Test Bench (VS 2005)

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    Object Test Bench is a new Visual Studio 2005 feature that helps you understand objects at Design Time, rather then runtime. How many times have you walked up to a code base and created some simple test console/Windows/web applications just to run a couple...
  • Brad Abrams

    OK, I give. Here are a set of internal coding guidelines

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    We had a great chat today following up from the Designing .NET Class Libraries session on Naming Conventions . I believe we did get a transcript of that chat that will be posted soon. One of the things that was asked in one way or another about 50 times...
  • notes and rants

    The Changing Role of Test

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    “Testday” was Monday.  As with most test conferences, several talks were on “Moving Quality Upstream.”�� Any tester – or anyone interested in quality would probably agree with the benefits of this concept.  I haven’t, however, seen many people comment...
  • Brad Abrams

    Internal Coding Guidelines

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    Table of Contents 1. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 1 2. Style Guidelines ..........................................................
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