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  • Solutions Monkey

    Implementing TSP process to build better software products

    How many times we have been asked this question, “How long you think it will take for you to write this code” or “how much does it cost to develop” and we go scrambling, searching for some figures and randomly guess and throw a number based on our gut...
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    Chat: The C# IDE, August 25th @ 1pm Pacific Time

    The C# IDE "Expansions, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring, improved code navigation, metadata as source, Edit and Continue! So many new features, you'll want to make sure you can hit the ground running. Or perhaps you have a question...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Want to learn VS2005? Here is a list of resources

    A week or so ago Nigel posted a long list of learning resources on his blog. Now we've put all these resources together and hosted them on the MSDN New Zealand website. The list can be found at
  • John's Blog

    Windows Mobile 5.0 and Pocket PC menus

    Q. What does eating in an restaurant in Italy have in common with writing an application for Windows Mobile 5.0? A. Confusion over menus. Well, perhaps this problem is unique to me, but every time I start writing native application for Windows...
  • Sandeep Prabhakar's WebLog

    Hello World!

    True to my geeky background, I'll meet the world using the cliche'd phrase... To introduce myself, I'm a software developer working on the .NET Compact Framework team (usually called the NETCF team in short). I've been on the team for 2 years and its...
  • Inside Architecture

    Whose name is in the namespace?

    Namespaces provide a mechanism for grouping code in a heirarchical tree, but there is precious little discussion about the taxonomy that designers and architects should use when creating namespaces. This post is my attempt to describe a good starting place for namespace standards....
  • Riding Herd

    PDC session list now in XLS and RSS formats

    Sometimes it's the little things that make a popular request, the current list of PDC sessions is now available as an Excel spreadsheet , or as RSS^H^H^H Web Feeds ;). Any changes we make to session titles, speakers, timeslots, etc (and...
  • Getting the word out!

    Plumtree purchased by BEA

    How do entprise portal vendors keep innovating? Plumtree was one of the very few portal providers that managed to survive long after the initial portal hype ended. I think they barely survived the market because it is tough for portal vendors to innovate...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    From the CD Scrapheap

    In the corner of my office, I've got a bunch of CDs: Rather than throwing away CDs that have outlived their usefulness, I started decorating with them. I know, it's a stretch to call a pile of CDs a "decoration," but they give a nice glow to the...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    XBox 360 Pricing announced

    Last week Microsoft announced XBox 360 pricing . You may have already heard this, but I only just heard it so I thought I'd write it up while I'm thinking of it. The long and the short of it is that the base unit will sell for US$299 and the premium...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Inheritance levels

    The program below generates code to demonstrate 1000 levels of inheritance of VFP objects. The code looks like this: DEFINE CLASS c1 as c2 ENDDEFINE DEFINE CLASS c2 as c3 ENDDEFINE DEFINE CLASS c3 as c4 ENDDEFINE That...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Microsoft Internz Music Video 2005

    "Five Microsoft interns decided to "celebrate" the end of their time at the software giant by making a wonderfully dorky music video ." Thanks for the tip, Brant! gretchen < Edit 5 minutes after posting: It must be Intern Day. The Channel9...
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