Sean McBreen's WebLog

Structured (and more likely) unstructured thoughts on software development and the New Zealand software market.

March, 2007

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    Improving .NET 2.0 Application Performance

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    I just responded to a customer e-mail that i thought might be worth while sharing... The first time you launch a .NET application it is just-in-time (JIT) compiled on the client - this is computationally expensive and means that the first launch time...
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    What a great day

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    We had out technical event today - from my PoV (Point of View) - it was a huge sucess. Thanks for everyone who came along and to the team who made it happen. Next week Wellington (we are sold out sorry). And Christchurch the following week (some space...
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    Getting Started: SQL Express Videos

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    These are so helpful for the developer who is getting started. SQL Express is a great product - I saw a good demo on Visual Studio Team System - Database Profeshional last week and that also works againt SQL Express as the back-end. SQL Express is no...
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    TechEd Registration Opens

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    We have set-up the registration site for TechEd 2007 earlier than ever this year. The event plannng is going well and we have a number of great changes to the lineup (e.g. the addition of a 'voice of the customer' track and major changed to the TechFest...
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    An Expansive View of Migration

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    I've had the chance to express my views on application migration a few times over the last month - it's a complex subject. I think of it in a pretty broad way, the diagram below which I created a little while back now expresses this well... This...
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    Zune, Zune, Zune....

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    So pretty much everyone in the team now has a Zune- I’ve got to say that it’s a great device – it could be smaller but with 30Gb of storage it’s not bad. My last portable media player was an i-River 120 and it’s been a great device, so much so I won...
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