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  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Regular Expressions From Scratch, Part Ten: Magic!

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    Let's recap the story so far. Starting only with basic set theory, sequences, symbols and numbers, we've defined alphabets, languages, regular expressions, and the mapping between regular expressions and regular languages. We've also defined deterministic...
  • Keith Smith's Blog

    My First Week & About Me

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    I wanted to christen my new blog and tell you a bit about me with the hope that you will visit again from time to time....
  • Euan Garden's BLOG

    BI Metadata Toolkit Samples available

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    We get asked questions about dependency analysis, especially in the BI space, a lot with SQL Server 2005. I think this is for a couple of reasons; 1/ Its a real problem for many customers. 2/ With most of our metadata being available in XML form...
  • HeeJae's Blog

    감기 ....

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    아 이제 몇일 후면 2주간의 휴가를 받아 한국에 가는데... 감기가 걸려 버렸네요. 3일동안 휴가 가기 전에 끝내야 할일들이 산더미 인데.. 쯧. 몇일전 친구 이사한다고 도와 줬더니 하도 운동을 안하다 갑자기 무리해서 그런지 쿨럭... 하여간 이놈의 TDD 때문에 가기전에 테스트 만들어야 할게 산더미 인데.. 낼 부터는 테스트만 만들어서 code review 받고 submit 해야 겠네요 앗싸 이제 3일!!! 헤헤 그냥 감기 걸려서 자다 깬 김에...
  • AppDev: Something You Should Know by Irena Kennedy

    SYSK 31: Wondering what is vhost.exe, and why you need it? Then read on…

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    By default, when you build a Visual Studio 2005 project, you get two executables created, the “normal” one (your windows application) and then the one with vhost.exe appended to the end of your application name, e.g. WindowsApplication1.vhost.exe. ...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Free Training

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    I know that a lot of teachers are starting to think about upgrading their courses from Visual Basic 6.0 to the latest Visual Studio 2005 or ASP to ASP .NET 2.0 but are concerned about how they are going to learn what they need to know. I just found out...
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    Mint Source Competition - Win an Xbox 360

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    It's competition time…. We need Mint Source Evidence ! We are looking for great examples of how Mint Source is making his mark around the country and need your help! To be in the running to win a cool new Xbox 360 pack with 2 games all you need...
  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    C#: Did if( a = b) lose its sting

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    One of the common typo of using if (a = b) in place of if (a == b) gave a lot of grief to programmers working in C and C++. If you make the typo, you have an expression that is always true if b is not 0 (mostly it isn't) and the compiler is not even polite...
  • Gautam Goenka (MSFT)

    How to find if build is in progress?

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    In v1, we do not exposed an option in the UI or otherwise to check whether the build machine is free or not. If the build machine is not free and you fire a build, you get an error back, which is fine. However, if you want to queue builds or pick one...
  • Arash Ghanaie-Sichanie Blog

    A human touch....

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    Bill and Melida Gates charity work is well known around the world but I particularly found these pictures very powerful and moving: http://www.time.com/time/personoftheyear/2005/photoessay/the_dynamic_duo/
  • Arash Ghanaie-Sichanie Blog

    What does a Program Manager do at Microsoft?

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    I have been asked this question many many times. Mostly when I interview new candidates for Microsoft but also when I am having a frank chat with partners or customers at conferences etc. Steven Sinofsky, who has many years of experince at Microsoft,...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Want to speak at MEDC?

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    Mike Hall points out that calls for papers for MEDC is now open. MEDC is the Microsoft Mobile and Embedded Conference in Las Vegas on May 8th-11th. Given that we have two MVP 's in Mobile Devices ( Mauricio & Chris ) and a well known Tablet...
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