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  • Blog Post: Claimspace, a Long Tail Recognition System

    Robert Rebholz is not only my boss*, he is also my muse, ideological sparring partner, alter ego, and mentor. Bob is possesed by a special kind of genius, with a sort of Jeffersonian breadth and intensity that makes it a pleasure and honor to collaborate with him, on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion...
  • Blog Post: REST2SQL in a Jiffy, with Tagspace for Spice

    A few months ago, Alex Barnett excitedly told me about a project he was working on with Pablo Castro , of the Microsoft SQL Server team. Like most things brilliant and game-changing, their invention is shockingly simple. As Alex explained it, project codename " Astoria " would enable anyone to expose...
  • Blog Post: Tagspace, Meet Claimspace

    In early June, we will launch a new social software service for technical professionals called Claimspace (codename, "Rapport"), which will join Tagspace , Blogs , and Forums as the newest member of the Microsoft.Community family . Our development lead, Doug , mentioned Claimspace a few weeks ago so...
  • Blog Post: Not receiving incoming calls on Your Cingular SmartPhone?

    All week long, I have received no incoming calls or voicemails on my Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone, on the Cingular network. I was beginning to believe myself to be as unpopular as I sometimes feel. During this time, I made multiple outgoing calls... This morning, I looked down at my phone to discover...
  • Blog Post: Tracking Down the "Ping Meme"

    At Seattle MindCamp 3.0 , this saturday, Scott Berkun and Adam Loving will host the second annual " Good Thing Rapid Discovery Slam ", a 45 minute show-n-tell for geeks. The first slam, at MindCamp 2.0 featured the reading of an Emily Dickinson poem, the demonstration of an application that generates...
  • Blog Post: ActionPack for Your DAL: It's Slicker Than Hot Poi

    My good buddy Rob Connery, of Commerce Starter Kit fame, has started a groovy new project on CodePlex called ASP.NET ActionPack . ActionPack consists of a set of ORM tools, code generation and dynamic query tools. Inspired by the magic of Ruby on Rails, ActionPack provides a BuildProvider that reads...
  • Blog Post: Qunu: an Open Source Approach to Realtime Q&A

    Enabling people to convene and interact online in the same rich ways they can offline is the holy grail of social computing. Imagine being able to ask a question, on any subject and at any time, and getting an expert response in near realtime, via your IM client. Such is the idea behind Qunu.com . Qunu...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex Developers: Download VSTF Team Explorer and TF.exe for FREE

    CodePlex isn't just a shiny, new, hexagonally-embossed website for hardcore, online collaborative software developers and aficionados, it's a website sitting on top of a burly, new software configuration management system called Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. I am proud to have been involved...
  • Blog Post: IronPython in 60 Seconds (Video)

    Project founder Jim Hugenin explains what "Python on .NET" is and why it rocks, in this two minute video from the Microsoft Technology Summit 2006 . See gotdotnet IronPython workspace for the latest news about this killer project. Thanks to Didier Girard , who was assisted by Jean-Louis Benard...
  • Blog Post: WikiWars C#ometh

    A reader sent me a link to this recently, http://wiki.csharp-online.net . On first blush, I see sparse content, a slick MediaWiki implementation, and Google Ads... Wait! Is a Microsoft employee actually blogging about this? [Please wait while I change into my Microsoft SuperSuit.] I would be...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Goodies on Gotdotnet

    SharePoint developers unite! Recent activity around SharePoint development projects on gotdotnet User Samples, CodeGallery, and Workspaces has been explosive. Here is a small, small sampling of some of the more recent, interesting, and/or active projects. For a complete and unabridged list of all things...
  • Blog Post: Idea: Store Your Demo Apps on Gotdotnet

    How many live events have you attended where the speaker compiled and ran a cool demo app? F5 F5 F5! The room buzzes with excitement. The code compiles and runs without error. “Oohs” and “ahs” give way to applause, which morphs into probing questions and excited suggestions. Time draws short. The speaker...
  • Blog Post: nuevo en gotdotnet: SharePoint CAML XML Validator Tool

    Si se habla castellano --OR-- if you speak Spanish mixed with TechSpec well enough to make cabezas of tails --AND-- you are developing for SharePoint... y estas desarollando para Sharepoint... Check out Carlos Sagura Sanz' "code segment" weblog. One of his recent entries recently caught my eye: SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Friendly URLs, CodeGallery, and Frodo

    To the best of my knowledge, this is a first. I just discovered that http://blogml.com redirects to the BlogML CodeGallery project at http://www.gotdotnet.com/codegallery/codegallery.aspx?id=48e15925-d97f-48ac-81fb-e4e405762858 . ...you can see why. Before you ask it, allow me to answer your question...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Popup Calendar Control on gotdotnet

    R icaute J imenez S anchez first uploaded RJS.PopCalendarControl to gotdotnet User Samples in September of 2004. Since then, he has published a new version at least once a week, like clockwork, progressively incorporating more and more user suggestions, bug fixes, and features. The result is a free,...
  • Blog Post: Running ASP.NET 2.0 UserControls and WebParts in SharePoint

    If you're an ASP.NET or SharePoint developer, SmartPart for SharePoint is an active project out on Gotdotnet Workspaces that is definitely worth a look. Yesterday, Jan Tielens , one of the workspace owners, released Son of SmartPart v1.0. Son of SmartPart (download under Releases) enables you to run...
  • Blog Post: Tetris .NET on Gotdotnet

    Tetris.NET is my pick for Gotdotnet Science Project of the Month: a VB.NET version of the classic game that occupied way too many hours of my misspent youth. What's old is new again. I wish I had time to contribute to this most worthy cause but I'm way too busy procrastinating in other ways, such as...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet news: VSTS Process Template Editor released

    If you are evaluating VSTS for use by your team, the ability to customize the default development "process" (agile, SCRUM, formal, etc) is a great feature. The "process template" defines the presentation of things like issue forms and checkin rules. For a good intro to process templates in Team System...
  • Blog Post: Choosing the Right License for your Open or Shared Source Project

    Are you planning to create a shared source or open source project on Gotdotnet CodeGallery or Workspaces ? If so, one of the first and most important things to do is to decide upon the terms by which you’d like to share your source code and other intellectual property with the general public. On Gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: Loyalty to Visual FoxPro: the SednaX Generation

    It is my great and profound honor to welcome the FoxPro developer community to Gotdotnet's new CodeGallery in the form of the FoxPro SednaX project : the fastest growing and newest project on Gotdotnet. May you stay long, do great things, and spread the good word about CodeGallery. Note: gotdotnet will...
  • Blog Post: Enumerating the # and names of files in a VSS folder

    A customer asked me this question via email today. Unable to remember how to do this (I've been off VSS for over a year), I pinged one of the VSS team's awesome developers, Alin, who promptly responded with this gem: "You can use VSS Automation to find out the number of files in a folder and their...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server + Visual Studio Team System on gotdotnet

    If you are evaluating or using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) to manage your software development lifecycle (SDLC) or if you are interested in developing on the Team System platform, you MUST check out this new gotdotnet workspace . PROJECT SERVER VISUAL STUDIO TEAM SERVICES CONNECTOR Project...
  • Blog Post: Customizing Project Pages in gotdotnet's new CodeGallery

    First of a kind? Gotdotnet user Bipindra has modified the default template for his project homepage in CodeGallery . Check out his "Lets make our applications smarter" marquee in the footer. CodeGallery is a new site on gotdotnet.com where you can find answers, events, best practices, tutorials and...
  • Blog Post: Differences between gotdotnet CodeGallery and Workspaces

    When I joined the gotdotnet team with Betsy and our illustrious leader, Sandy back in February/March, we quickly determined that improving the reliability and performance of GDN Workspaces should be our #1 goal. To that end, we initiated two projects: Project One focused on pinpointing and correcting...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet CodeGallery has left the station

    I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery , the newest member of the gotdotnet family. Gotdotnet.com is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples, snippets, scripts, and developer tools, as well as...
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