Paul Fallon's WebLog

From Ireland: a little bit of this and a little bit of that

Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: System.Transactions in Whidbey - Part 1 - Overview

    If you have had a chance to install Beta 1 of .NET V2 (i.e. Whidbey), you may have noticed a new namespace called System.Transactions . System.Transactions provides a simple object model that unifies the concept of a transaction into a number of basic building blocks that caters for more possibilities...
  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 3

    Today, as we write application code we generally are not dealing with immutable state/data, we are applying application logic to state/data so that it transforms from one known state to another known state in a consistent, all or nothing fashion. Today, when performing this in code that does not involve...
  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 2

    In general, when we think of Transactions we tend to think of database transactions. Databases are a great example of how a data server can implement transactions and therefore handle concurrency, provide isolation and provide consistency. The concept of what constitutes a Transaction expands beyond...
  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 1

    When thinking about Transactions, I think it is fair to say that Transactions are one of the most powerful and frequently used paradigms in Enterprise Computing today. With Transactions, we have a collection of patterns that deal with how concurrency management and recovery control can be handled in...
  • Blog Post: Volatile Transactions & In-Memory Transactions - do they have ACID, ACId or ACI properties?

    In my last blog posting, How should we think of Transactions ? I mentioned Volatile transactions and how I currently think they can be perceived in different ways! Do they have ACID, ACId or ACI properties? In case you do not know what Volatile Transactions (aka In-Memory Transactions) are, they are...
  • Blog Post: IIS6 and Windows 2003 (Part 5)

    What is particularly interesting about HTTP.SYS is that it has an API and it can be used to write/roll your own HTTP endpoint. Nice!! Currently there is only a C API , but with Whidbey you have access to a managed API to HTTP.SYS. Here is a sample (via Don's blog ) of the HTTPListener class that comes...
  • Blog Post: IIS6 and Windows 2003 (Part 2)

    The most significant changes within the new architecture for IIS 6.0 are: a new process model called WPIM ( Worker Process Isolation Mode) Application Pooling and Recycling HTTP.SYS - it is a HTTP listener that is a kernel mode driver and is a common endpoint for HTTP traffic on the platform WWW Service...
  • Blog Post: IIS6 and Windows 2003 (Part 1)

    IIS6.0 has a new architecture with a number of additions and changes that you may not be unaware of. The new architecural changes are mainly involving the WWW Service within IIS 6.0 and how the processing of HTTP requests takes. There are lots of things baked into the new stack that are more performant...
  • Blog Post: Windows 64-bit Hands-On Training & Windows 64-bit Compatibility Workshops

    From Jan till July of next year, the Route64 Training Tour is visiting over 20 cities providing: Windows 64-bit Hands-On Training is a 3-day training designed to provide the most comprehensive contents of of what it takes to fully leverage Windows on 64-bit processors. At the completion of this training...
  • Blog Post: Christian Weyer is going to speak at the IrishDev User group next month

    Just spotted a reference to Dublin on the ASP.NET feed, so I had to have a look! Excellent!! Christian Weyer is coming to town and talking at a IrishDev user Group event and is covering a really good topic, "Visual Studio .NET's Web services wizardry reconsidered: implementing your Web services the other...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 October 2004 Express Editions Community Technical Preview

    Here are the direct links to download the October 2004 community tech preview: Visual Basic: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/1/a/21a4b949-758c-4ff2-8381-1acb2a943bf9/vbsetup.exe Visual C++: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/9/6/996fe06a-08fb-459b-a7c4-35640b4f7bf3/vcsetup.exe Visual C#...
  • Blog Post: Eric Rudder is speaking at our next MSDN event, WOW!!

    Congratulations to our local DPE in Ireland , they really have out done themselves this time!! On Wed. the 3rd of Nov , we have a full day event that is jam packed with great sessions and exceptional speakers. The list of speakers includes Eric Rudder , who is the senior vice president of Servers and...
  • Blog Post: The Web Browser control in Whidbey - Part 1

    When you look at all of the good stuff that is in Visual Studio 2005 (i.e. Visual Studio Whidbey) , its hard not to say WOW!! there is just so much good stuff in there. Things like Visual Studio Team System , the new productivity enhancements , ASP.NET V2, System.Transactions , MSBuild etc.. and they...
  • Blog Post: The Web Browser control in Whidbey - Part 2

    In the pre-release documentation for Visual Studio 2005 , you will find a How to: Add Web Browser Capabilities to Your Windows Forms Application , but I would like to show how easy this stuff has become, so I'll post a few screenshots and give you an overview of the moving parts! Start up your favorite...
  • Blog Post: Edit and Continue support coming to C# in Visual Studio 2005

    Well lots of folks gave feedback that they would like to see C# support for Edit and Continue in Whidbey , and its on the way. See Soma's blog for the announcement . Congrats to all involved.
  • Blog Post: The "Using" statement is coming to VB in Whidbey

    okay, its sort of old news and I'm paddy last :) but the " Using " statement is coming to VB in the Whidbey realease. The Using statement is a nice clean way of scoping a block of code and saying that it uses this resource within that block of code. Its behavior is like that of the Try...Finally construct...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Online Chat: Upgrading COM Applications to .NET with Visual C++ 2005

    Many applications consume and expose COM interfaces as their object models today. And .NET has tools such as tlbimp, tlbexp and COM Interop support for RCWs and CCWs to help integrate managed code with COM objects. In addition, there are also a number of options in C++ unavailable to other languages...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Express Edition - Beta 2 is out

    By the way of the SQLExpress blog , Beta 2 of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is just out. and you can get it at http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/sql/ . Before upgrading please follow all the steps listed on the download page or at http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlexpress/archive/2004/07/21/190738.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Whidbey SDK's - .NET Framework 2.0 Beta SDK

    The Beta SDK's for V2 of the .NET Framework can be found here .
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 - Developer Center

    For all things about Visual Studio 2005, including info about Express, Pro and Team System Editions, have a look at Visual Studion 2005 Developer Center (Code Names "Whidbey")
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions - Betas

    Well TechEd Europe has come and gone :) One of the big announcement at TechEd Europe this year, was the Express Editions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005? So what are the Express editions? The Express products, expand the Visual Studio product line to include lightweight, easy-to-use, easy-to...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from ASP.NET 1.x to ASP.NET 2.0

    Here you will find a paper that explores the features new to ASP.NET 2.0 from ASP.NET 1.x
  • Blog Post: Migrating from ASP to ASP.NET 2.0

    So why would you migrate from ASP 3.0 to ASP.NET 2.0 (i.e ASP.NET in Whidbey)? Well there are lots of reasons, too many to list :) But the two 2 reasons for me are performance and the seperation of HTML and code. For me, these 2 aspects mean that I can develop Web applications quicker and develop faster...
  • Blog Post: Differences between Visual Studio Express, Pro and Team System

    Ok, so Visual Studio 2005 is Beta at the moment and is available for people to try out :) What are the differences between Express, Pro and Team System? To find out, go here . Please note, as these are still in Beta, this breakdown of features is subject to change.
  • Blog Post: 64bit - .NET Framework 2.0 Beta SDK and Redistributable

    .NET Framework 2.0 Beta SDK and Redistributable for 64bit Environment For Intel's Itanium, IA64: .NET Framework 2.0 SDK Beta 1 IA64 (64 Bit) .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package Beta 1 IA64 (64 Bit) ~ For 32bit Processors with 64bit Extensions (i.e. x64 in Microsoft speak): .NET Framework...
Page 1 of 2 (35 items) 12