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  • Blog Post: Smart Client Bug Reporting Challenge is now open

    The Windows Forms team is having a contest to see who can enter the most bugs related to Windows Forms, Windows Forms controls or ClickOnce deployment. Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/smartclient/challenge/default.aspx for official rules. To get credit for a bug, you must enter it on the MSDN Product...
  • Blog Post: VB used in Ferrari's F1 efforts

    Control software for the car is C and assembler. Analysis and simulation is mainly done with Matlab. Other projects are written in object-oriented languages (C++, Delphi and Visual Basic, depending on preference). This is from a very interesting article on CNET where Dieter Gundel, head of racetrack...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Soma

    Visual Studio magazine has an interview with S. Somasegar, aka "Soma", the corporate VP of the Developer Division. Soma will be keynoting at VSLive! in Orlando the week after next.
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Worst Software

    Check out John Dvorak's list of the 10 worst software packages of all time: 10. Microsoft Bob 9. Combined Category: Dead Programming Languages 8. MicroPro Easy 7. Windows 1.0 6. Access (the telecom program, not the database) 5. TopView 4. Lotus Symphony and Lotus Jazz 3. Framework 2. Microsoft OS/2 1...
  • Blog Post: I'm Back

    After what wound up being quite a hiatus, I have returned to my blog. Just in case you were wondering if I had given up on it. No way! Just wound up going way too long between postings.
  • Blog Post: Wrox lives

    I met with Joe Wikert, the publisher of Wrox yesterday. Wiley purchased the Wrox name and some of the Wrox titles last year. Wrox is relaunching in June. They have new versions of some existing books coming out and they are planning a series of Whidbey and Yukon books, starting with Beta. Their Web site...
  • Blog Post: Blog rules

    This morning, I posted What's in a name? where I discussed the new announced name for Visual Studio. I mentioned that we had been asked what to call ASP.NET “Whidbey“. I said I would ask the ASP team and report back. 10 minutes later I got the answer. Now what? Do I edit the 10 minute old...
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