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    Excellent Astoria article by the author of my new favorite geek book

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    Leonard Richardson, the coauthor of my new favorite geek book Restful Web Services has an excellent break down of Project Astoria and how Restful it is. Also, don't miss the really good conversation between him and Pablo in the blog comments.
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    Three more books + Andrew Conrad trivia

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    Scott Hanselman has blogged about what he thinks is the Six Essential Language Agnostic Programming Books . Can't say I can argue with any of the six he has choices, but let me make a few suggestions: Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture –...
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    The first act

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    Ok… as with anything, the initial effort is always the hardest – so I am just going to jump right in and start hacking. My name is Andrew Conrad , I am a Software Design Engineer with the Sql Server group at Microsoft.   For the past...
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    Sql Server Security White Paper

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    There is a new Sql Server Security best practices white paper . Nothing specific on SqlXml/ HTTP access (yet) – but definitely worth a read.  And I was able to peruse the entire paper while listening to the 23 minute version of “Whole ...
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    PDC 2003

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    PDC 2003 has come and gone.   Some quick highlights and observations of the conference:   The conference began with a red moon on Sunday night caused by the California forest fires.   Not sure exactly what...
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    RSS Bandit

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    I am quite impressed with the newest version (1.1.0.36) of RSS Bandit .   I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to organize their blogging experience.   Now, if I could only find an application that does email, blogging (both posting...
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    The 12 days of XSD gripes – Gripe 1

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    Ok… before, I get started – a little background. I am basically now on my second dance with XSD. Back a couple of years ago I was working with it extensively as part of the SqlXml effort – particularly around the mapping technologies at that time. Then...
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    Washington Ski Season - DOA

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    Because of the infamous "Pineapple Express", the Washington ski season has basically ended. See for yourself . This has been the worst season in my lifetime. However, we do have water rationing to look forward to this summer.
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    XSD gripe 3 - Substitution groups

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    I may be missing something here, but I really don't understand what problem/ scenarios the substitution group feature is trying to solve. I am unclear why Substitution groups are even needed. If an element Foo is the same type or a derived type of an...
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    Dodgeball: A True underdog story - comes out tomorrow

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    See here . I am wondering what the other four best picture nominees are going to be this year.
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    Data Access Panel at TechEd 2004

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    I will be hosting a Data Access discussion panel at TechEd 2004: DATPNL Data Access Round Table Thursday, May 27 11:45 AM- 12:30 PM The following people will be participating in the panel discussion: Mark Fussell – Lead Program...
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    Doug Kenney

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    A (long) interesting article about Doug Kenney, the creator and co- writer of one of the greatest comedies ever. I would not consider it a “cult” classic though (as portrayed by the article), unless you consider every one under seventy who...
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    Dino on ObjectSpaces

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    Dino Esposito has a nice introduction to ObjectSpaces on MSDN . Not particularly in depth, but is an excellent introduction to the API and mapping syntax.
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    Michael's book

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    Michael Brundage ’s book on XQuery is now posted on Amazon.   He tells me it is “done”.   I read an early draft, and found it quite interesting and entertaining.   Unfortunately, it won't be ready for the holiday season '03 (it will...
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    Everyone's problem

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    David - you're dangerous.
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    Solving the Riemann hypothesis

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    Check it out . ... and I was so close with my proof by contrapostive.
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    Comment on a good comment

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    Got a very observant comment on my ObjectSpaces and WinFS Part 2 entry: My big scare is that merging ObjectSpaces and WinFS will restrict me from using OS as the persistence layer in places where the customer doesn't have and won't upgrade to the latest...
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    Fowler - The King

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    For the IoC amateurs (like myself) out there - Fowler has a very good introduction using the style of P of EAA. Also, some very good updates to P of EAA here . The amazing thing is this guy writes stuff faster then I can grok it.
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    Xml team speaks on SOAP versus REST debate

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    Some interesting comments from my old team.
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    Maverick support.

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    One of the (not so intentional) assumptions built into the mapping schema technologies of SqlXml is that the hierarchy of the target Xml roughly matched the PK/ FK relationships on the underlying relation source. In other words, elements are mapped to...
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    ROX

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    There seems to be a lot of noise lately about "ROX".   R elations, O bjects, and X ML.   Several interesting opinions and thoughts – and even some research .     Working for the Microsoft data access team ...
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    PDC 2003 samples and mapper utility posted

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    The bits are now available for download via the GotDotNet samples page.  This is the same samples and mapping utility that we distributed at PDC 2003 on the ADO.net samples CD. We are still working on a more permanent home, probably...
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    Michael Lewis homepage

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    In an item of interest only to myself and a couple of other Michael Lewis apologists I work with.  I found his homepage , which although being mediocre at best, has never the less been given a permanent bookmark in my browser.   ...
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    Luca's PDC presentation

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    Luca's PDC presentation on ObjectSpaces is now available.  So is the sample code .  
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    My blog is moving

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    Like everyone else on http://www.gotdotnet.com my blog is moving.  Here is the new link .  Hopefully this will be the last move.  
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