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  • Blog Post: MSDN webcasts on 64-bit platform computing

    Here are some really cool MSDN webcasts related to 64-bit computing . If you are getting started with 64-bit platforms or want to know a lot more about them, I am sure you would find these to be useful. · MSDN Webcast: Welcome to 64-bit Windows Computing: Introduction, Architecture, Roadmap and...
  • Blog Post: Floating points - IEEE-754 Floating Point numbers

    I found these blog entries from Prem to be quite exhaustive. So posting the links here just in case you would want to know more … http://blogs.msdn.com/premk/archive/2005/12/03/499776.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/premk/archive/2006/02/25/539198.aspx
  • Blog Post: What is WoW, Windows on Windows, WoW64, WoWx86 emulator … in 64-bit computing platform

    Before we discuss this, it is important for the users to understand a few facts about 64-bit platform offerings . 64-bit computing (from a Microsoft perspective) comes in two variants · x64 ( EM64T / AMD64 ) · Itanium ( EPIC ) Both, Windows Server 2003 SP1 64-bit and Windows XP 64-bit...
  • Blog Post: 64-bit Visual J# Redistributable TAP goes live

    If you have been reading my blogs and wondering that why off late I have been discussing a lot of advantages, issues and other stuff related to 64-bit computing – here is the answer. All this while (since the Whidbey release) the Visual J# team has been working on enabling the language for 64-bit platforms...
  • Blog Post: Dual Core Vs Dual Processor Vs Hyper Threading

    As we start talking of high performance computing, 64-bit platform offerings etc. some of the buzz words that come into play are dual processor , dual core and Hyper Threading . I thought it would be a good idea to find and write about what these technologies are all about, who fares where and what is...
  • Blog Post: Some interesting reads on 64-bit performance benchmarks

    Here are some of the sites that I have really found good and informative about the different performance reports for 64-bit platforms (from a MS technology centric perspective). 64-bit Performance Benchmark: .NET 2.0 and IBM Websphere 6.0 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/java/compare/benchmark64...
  • Blog Post: Moving from 32-bit to 64-bit application development on .NET Framework

    This blog aims at clarifying the issues which 32-bit developers might be having when they start migrating to the 64-bit platform. My observations below would be concentrated towards the .NET Framework related technologies. Most of the things I discuss below are available at various scattered places....
  • Blog Post: Cross compilation in the 64-bit .NET Framework world for platform specific features

    In today’s world, a lot of applications are written targeting both the 32-bit and/or the 64-bit platform. Using cross compilation , users can now create applications using the .NET Framework which are platform agnostic. This is achieved by the data in the PE header maintained for each app in the .NET...
  • Blog Post: Executing applications/scripts at User Log-on on Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server

    I wanted to execute a script/application on my comp when a user logs on to adjust some of the settings specific to the user. I did not know how to go about it and had to scratch a little bit to find how I could achieve the desired result. I am posting it here, so that it is useful for others who might...
  • Blog Post: 64 bit technology, Processors, Operating Systems available today

    There are a whole lot of names by which the 64-bit technology is famous. I just wanted to get a comprehensive list of the same available at one place for my own use. Here is what I found out when I searched for the various names/technologies/OS’s available in the 64-bit arena. The following are the findings...
  • Blog Post: The x64 Vs AMD64 Vs EM64T Vs Itanium Riddle – What is what?

    While I tried to learn more about the 64-bit processors, here is what I found out. There are two different sets of architectures present in the world today. The first is called the x64 architecture processors, which is based on the AMD64 and/or Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) as the case of manufacturer...
  • Blog Post: Is 64-bit a superior platform as compared to the 32-bit platform?

    A lot of people, from different walks of life meet me and often ask, that now, with the availability of 64-bit platforms, should they only go and buy 64-bit machines? Is the 32-bit platform not old and slow? With the availability of 64-bit platforms they feel that there is no point in going ahead and...
  • Blog Post: Is 64-bit platform always better than 32-bit?

    I recently did some preliminary performance testing on the 64-bit platform Vs that on 32-bit. Here are the results of the same Calculation Speed (milliseconds) Memory Copy (milliseconds) Measure x86 x64 IA64 x86 x64 IA64 ...
  • Blog Post: Customizing Menu Options in Visual Studio

    This is one of the cool features that is offered in Visual Studio 2005 . I came across this recently, when one of our customers was unable to find the location of the Java Language Conversion Assistant in the normal File -> Open -> Convert... menu of Visual Studio. When I dug deeper into the same...
  • Blog Post: Accessing Java Objects from within C#

    We often hear back from customers regarding this interesting problem. I am just throwing a perspective on this. Here is what we heard from one of our customers: I'm trying to get my organization to move to C# as the primary development tool, but I have to work with another group who insists on using...
  • Blog Post: Managed equivalent to javax.comm package

    I recently had this question coming up from one of our customers: Q. I just used JLCA3.0 to convert a rather large Java communications library, and it went well except that there seems to be no managed equivalent to Java's javax.comm package. How would you suggest I go about implementing a replacement...
  • Blog Post: Java to .NET Framework Migration Workshop: Free Online Training

    Though my blog about this training/workshop is a wee bit late, I did not want to miss this opportunity to stand up and call about this free Workshop that developers across can complete at their own pace. Here is an excerpt from the Workshop ... "This free, online workshop is designed to be completed...
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