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    .NET Framework 3.0: Clearing the Confusion

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    This past Friday, Soma announced .NET Framework 3.0 . Customers are already asking things like "is C# 3.0 going to be in this? What about LINQ? How about WinFS?" Sorry, stuff like C# 3.0 (if that ends up being its name, I have no idea) and features like...
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    .NET: The Gospels

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    A friend looking to get into software development and eager to start his career asked what he should read to get started. I don't think I've ever posted this list, so here it is.. The New Testament of .NET, starting with the Gospels. If there is...
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    Why Can't I Find a List of Zip Codes, Cities, and States?

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    I am working on a demo, and one of the things I dreamed up involves looking up cities based on a zip code, or zip codes based on a state. I can't find the data. Anyone know of a place where I can download a list of city, state, and zip codes? Preferably...
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    I just got a new XBox 360... now what?

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    For Father's Day, my wife bought me a shiny new drill. While I was very appreciative, I knew that it would go unopened for at least a month or two as I had just completed the home project it was intended for. And since we are going to move soon, it might...
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    ASMX 2.0 and SchemaImporterExtensions

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    I like the concept of SchemaImporterExtensions in ASMX 2.0. As you import the schema through proxy generation using WSDL.exe, you can generate your own code to control serialization for the client. This can be a great tool if you have a particularly...
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    Julie Lerman's Webcast on WSE 3.0 Today!

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    Julie Lerman's webcast on “ Introducing Web Services Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE) 3.0 ” is today from 8:00a - 9:00a am PST... yep, 11:00a - 12:00p for us in EST. I got a chance to look over the slides and demos... this is a must-see for people...
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    Shawn Wildermuth's Article on SQL Server 2005 and XML

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    Shawn Wildermuth wrote a great DevX article on Making Sense of the XML DataType in SQL Server 2005 . The most entertaining part of this article, as a current Atlantan and Braves fan, is his indictment of John Smoltz' contributions at the plate: ...
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    Reason #56: Why Hanselman rocks

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    Tonight I did a bit of referrer surfing, which could be deemed ego surfing. I started looking through my referrer logs to see who is linking to what. I stumbled across something I hadn't before... blogsearch.google.com. It's no Technorati. They don...
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    Buzzword Bingo 2.0

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    AT LAX, waiting on a plane to Atlanta, I bought a book, " The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century " by Thomas L. Friedman. Just a few pages into it, and I closed the book cover in disgust. The writing was great, his points excellent...
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    Keep or Ditch the Add Web Reference Dialog?

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    Chris Smith is asking if we should keep or ditch the Add Web Reference dialog in Visual Studio . Don't ditch it, and don't keep it. Replace it. Replace it with "Add Service Reference", and make "Add Service Reference" a useful tool (currently, it...
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    Microsoft Architect Connections - Harry Pierson Keynote

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    Today is the day that we host the Microsoft Architect Connections event here in LA at the Omni Hotel. Harry Pierson started the day off with a bang... no, make that a boom. I was floored at his keynote presentation. First, his PowerPoint slide deck...
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    How to Divine What Your Generated ASMX Web Service Proxy Will Be Named

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    Not long ago, I posted " Why Should You Care About Interfaces in ASMX? Because It Provides Versioning ." In that post, I highlighted that the generated proxy will use the binding name. Ron Young emailed me to point out that this does not occur as expected...
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    My ASMX 2.0 Webcast Today

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    I am presenting a webcast on ASMX 2.0 today from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, which is 8:00 am - 9:00am PST. This session covers some of the same type of stuff you see in my blog, including the use of generics in web services, what nullable types buy you...
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    .NET 3.0 Treatment Centers?

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    The CodeRyder blog quoted my posting on .NET Framework 3.0: Kirk Allen Evans clearly stated that this will be an addictive release [ via CodeRyder ] Not quite what I said , but I completely agree. Addictive is a more appropriate term. Amen...
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