September, 2005

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    Project LINQ and XML - Some reflections

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    I'm now here at my first Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. This is going to be especially interesting for me because we can finally talk about the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) technology that Jim Allchin outlined this morning. Soumitra...
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    Everybody's blogging about Massachusetts

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    I really don't have anything to do with Office XML formats so can't contribute much of substance to the debate over Massachusetts' draft Enterprise Technical Reference Model v 3.5 which mandates the OASIS Open Document Format. This has generated a...
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    Writing less code

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    Who said "There's only really one metric to me for future software development, which is -- do you write less code to get the same thing done?" Maybe one of the folks on lesscode.org who practice the art of using less code to get more done . We shun...
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    PDC Day 2 - some details and reactions to LINQ

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    The high point of my day was seeing Anders Hejlsberg go through his presentation (actually it's more or a real-time code writing demo, with few slides) on LINQ. I had never seen him in person before this week, and the experience can only be called...
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    More on Design by Committee

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    Michael Rys says in a comment on the previous post "I personally think that XQuery is not bad for having been designed in a committee overall (compared to the DOM :-))" These continuual slurs on the DOM! Everywhere I go, even from my closest colleagues...
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    It's been quiet, but not for long

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    I've had my heads down learning firsthand what program managers REALLY do since I moved to the Redmond area this summer. It's been a real learning experience -- I haven't been directly involved with real shipping code for almost 10 years. Also...
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