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  • mjm

    Asynchronous Programming in Indigo

    In this post I am going to talk about the async programming model in Indigo. Indigo supports the Asynchronous Programming pattern common in the .NET Framework on the client and the server. An overview of how to use the Asynchronous Programming pattern...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Forcing Security to Stay On

    Last time we looked at how the Whidbey version of CasPol uses a mutex to indicate the state of the security system. One of the more interesting fallouts from this model is that is that we can actually use this information to prevent security from being...
  • mjm

    The Obligatory Self-Introduction

    Hi! My name is Michael Marucheck. I am a developer at Microsoft working on Indigo. My focus is the ServiceModel runtime. This is where instancing, threading, throttling, context, serialization, proxy/stub, several extensibility points, and...
  • Test Guide

    Execution And Verification Are Tightly Coupled

    Test cases are composed of three primary sections: Cache initial state. The primary task for any test case is verifying that an action had the intended effect; if the test case is to know what changed it clearly must save off the starting state...
  • Test Guide

    From Accountant To Scientist

    In many of my posts I have alluded to the automation stack my team is building, but I have not provided any details. The next month or so of posts will remedy that: first I'll discuss the problems we are trying to solve and then I'll explain how we're...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Schedule clarification for MAD Code Camp!

    If you're planning to attend the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp this Saturday, please plan to arrive by 9am. I just realized that the current session schedule shows the first session starting at 10:15am. Unfortunately, I neglected to add the registration and...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Quick Overview of ClickOnce

    I was talking with a local customer the other day that was in the process of designing their next generation enterprise architecture. Their current architecture was really a mix of applications and data silos spread across many different systems. As part...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    How to extend TableAdapter methods

    A number of posts have asked how to extend TableAdapters to support additional functionality. It may be related to supporting transactions across multiple updates, or how do I set the UserId as a parameter on an update statement that isn’t represented...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Visual Studio 2005 XML tools - video demo

    MSDN Channel 9 has an interview with Ken Levy showing off the new XML tools in Visual Studio 2005. Running Time - 41:52 Download Size - 134 MB These new XML tools will be especially useful to developers...
  • Alan Cameron Wills - Domain Specific Languages

    Composing DSLs in our tools

    Susan says : 1. Composing languages: a DSL can also be categorized based on whether it an encapsulated DSL that represents an application domain (e.g. finance, medical, etc) or an aspectual DSL that represents a concern that cuts across the application...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Maybe it's the power of the Rubik's Cube ...

    (Ah, yes ... time for one of Gretchen's quarterly "why I love my job" pontifications. "Pontification" ... is that even a word?) Last week, I experienced a moment that reaffirmed for me why I love my job. A few weeks ago, I extended an invitation...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    The Power of the Mind, may be one day compilers will be like this!!

    A bit of trivia for a Thursday afternoon!! I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg! The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in awrod...
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