The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

"My life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can." - George Bernard Shaw

March, 2004

  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    Long time, no see...

    22 years ago. I was in elementary school. Ronald Reagan was president. People cared about who shot J.R. No one had heard of Madonna yet. Cal Ripken was a rookie that hadn't even started his streak of 2,632 consecutive games (as an Oriole fan, I felt compelled...
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    Time to boil the ocean!

    A colleague of mine told me a great allegory today. The shortened version is that a bunch of sailors fell off a boat into the cold, icy waters of the Pacific. The captain, understanding that his men would surely freeze to death, immediately ordered the...
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    New block -- the cure for "intermittent connectivity"

    Here comes another one. We just released the first The Offline Application Block , which is intended to serve as an architectural model for developers who want to add offline capabilities to their smart client applications. The block checks for the...
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    American Idol meets the App Blocks

    So, a lot of blogging has been spinning up regarding the application blocks and the community involvement. Ron Jacobs, a fellow patterns & practices man, master webcaster, and all-around good guy, blogged recently about community involvement in the...
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