Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

June, 2003

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    How many blogs do you follow?

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    Over dinner at TechEd the topic of how many blogs you follow came up.  The general consensus was somewhere in the neighborhood 20 to 40.  Keith piped in that he follows 500! "I've always been a fast reader," he says. Now one of the things about...
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    Changes to the Web Services Developer Center

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    You may have noticed the the MSDN Web Services Developer Center , which I am in charge of, is different from the other developer centers on MSDN. (see the current list of developer centers on the MSDN home page ).  This is because the Web services Dev...
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    Versioning: Namespaces or Attributes

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    Don mentioned my being a namespace versioning fan.  I admit it, I am. I will also mention that I am not one of the web servae who think that the looser you are coupled, the better--but that is a discussion for another time. As for the attribute...
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    Re: Performant

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    Don makes his case for adding "Performant" to the dictionary. I wrote an article about 6 months ago that the use of the word "performant" and sent it out for review.  When Tim reviewed it he included some not so flattering comments about how it wasn...
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    Loose coupling--but in moderation

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    Dare thinks I'm just trying to make Web services DCOM, CORBA or RMI . Web services are in fact the next version of DCOM/CORBA/RMI, but as is the case with any new technology that attempts to replace an existing technology, there better be benefits...
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    Great Time at TechEd

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    I had a great time at TechEd last week.  I loved all the people I met and talked to.  I talked to a bunch of potential authors for the MSDN Web Services Developer Center  and generally had a great time in the evenings. I was quite happy with the level...
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    New Editor's Note

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    I should mention that I have created a new Editor's Notes page on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center.  This pseudo blog thing (sorry, no RSS feed yet but I'm hoping that will eventually change) will be regularly updated and will have relevant news...
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