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  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    GetElementsByTagName

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    It's been quiet on this blog as we get closer to Whidbey RTM. Meanwhile, Erik Saltwell - the dev lead for system.xml - gives a "behind the scenes" look at GetElementsByTagName . It's quite a good read, especially if you're using this method. Stan Kitsis
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Comparing URIs in .NET 2.0

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    An internal email I read discussed the proper means to compare a System.Uri in .NET 2.0. When comparing Uri's, should you use Ordinal comparison or should you use InvariantCulture? I paused while reading... Ordinal? What is that? The first time...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    Article: Unit Testing in .NET Projects

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    From Peli's Blog... Unit Testing in .NET Projects by Jay Flowers and Andrew Stopford -- The article describes how to use features in NUnit, MbUnit, and Visual Studio's new integrated unit testing.
  • Ben Armstrong

    Drag and drop off of Virtual PC console

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    A little known feature of Virtual PC is that you can select a virtual machine in the Virtual PC Console and drag and drop it off on to the desktop. This will create a shortcut on the desktop that can be used to launch the selected virtual machine directly...
  • Autokinetic Effect - Erik Saltwell's Weblog

    Use of GetElementsByTagName considered harmful

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    As you may already be aware, there is an article on msdn about the great performance improvements we made in the V2 xml stack. This is a pretty big event for the team, since increasing performance was one of the big goals of this release. While I posted this to give a shout-out to the team for the great perf work in they did for Whidbey, I want to take a minute to point out another interesting part of the article......
  • Guoqiang Wu's Blog

    CSBlogger updates

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    Haven't touched it for quiet a while, tonight I suddenly feel motivated to fix a few old bugs on CSBlogger and the newest build is now available here . Version Description Credit 1.1.0.38 Bug fixes: 1) Error...
  • Tim Sneath

    A Week of Anniversaries

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    This week marks three anniversaries of varying degrees of significance in my computing career. It's 20 years since my first paid employment in the computing industry. I was 12 years old, and I was overjoyed to have a program published in a computer...
  • Henry Hahn

    Adorners in Avalon

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    I’ve had a lot of questions about Adorners lately. Guess it’s about time to post an example. First, some background. What is an Adorner? In Avalon, an Adorner is a UI widget that can be applied to elements to allow a user to manipulate that element...
  • Brad Abrams

    Object Pascal Support for Avalon...

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    Check it out -- http://blogs.remobjects.com/blogs/mh/archive/2005/07/17/3023.aspx Looks cool... I also so a demo of a COBOL implemenation doing XAML as well this morning... I love seeing our language vendors excited about opening the platform to...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS Investment Fund too narrowly focused?

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    Upon hearing the announcement of the $100m RSS Investements Fund one might react to the news that the fund is too narrowly focused (on RSS) to be successful. One example of of this view is Paul Ketrosky's comment : "While there are few hard and...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    The growth of a feature

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    For some time I have been looking for the time to post a general picture of the design and programming approach I have been trying in several projects, the life-cycle for a single feature would be depicted like this: The main points here are: ...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Kimberly Allen to Run for Redmond City Council

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    This just in: my fellow Planning Commissioner, Kim Allen has decided to run for Redmond City Council! I have been honored to know and work with Commissioner Allen for close to two years and I recommend her without hesitation. She is the first candidate...
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