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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Surreal drive time

    Every morning, I take Daniel to school. He goes to school in Edmonds, which is about 20 minutes north of our home (and about 40 minutes from Microsoft). It's an long-ish commute (7:30 to somewhere between 9:00 and 9:30) but it's worth it :). So this...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Playing Audio CDs, part 2

    Yesterday , I looked a a simple application for dumping the track information on a CD. Since I'm going to be working on this concept (playing a CD) for a while, I figured I'd restructure the app to make it somewhat more generic. First off, lets define...
  • Visual Studio Profiler Team Blog

    Profiling ASP.NET apps with the help of unit and load tests

    OK, so it's not quite the cure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but here is the basic process of profiling an ASP.NET app with the help of automated load test tools:
  • Stephen Kaufman's WebLog

    Schema Design Patterns: Russian Doll

    I am working on a BizTalk solution which uses a schema that was hand created using XML Spy. The schema was created in such a way in which everything was globally available and when I brought it into the BizTalk editor the schema looked to have 266 root...
  • Visual Studio Profiler Team Blog

    ASP.NET Profiling

    Here's the latest on profiling ASP.NET 2.0 applications on Beta 2: [ejarvi]
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Feedback on the Coding4Fun site

    We've gotten a lot of really positive feedback on the Code4Fun email alias and even some like-minded readers who are interested in contributing content. I think this is great and I'm really excited about having the community contribute. We've also...
  • Deven Kampenhout's Tech Blog

    European Web Hoster on Strike

    According to an article posted at , Nearly the entire staff for European Web hosting provider Amen ( ) has been on strike since its parent company Via Net.Works announced early last week that it had been acquired by Claranet...
  • Pedro Silva's Blog

    Great DSL Toolkit Helper by Modelisoft

    Modelisoft has developed a very cool tool that let's you automatically update the designer model file in the DSL Tools designer project based on changes made to the object model file. It gives the generated shapes in the DD file that derive from their...
  • A Canuck In The Machine

    64-Bit Training In Toronto

    The 64-bit age has arrived with the official launch of Windows and SQL 64 –bit products launch in late April at WinHEC. Microsoft, Intel and HP want to work with valued partners and customers to take advantage of this new platform. With the 64-bit...
  • Daryll McDade

    Can Johnny still program?

    Saw this article on CNET from David Patterson(President on ACM) about the showing of the US entries in the ACM student coding competition. <rant> IMO, this problem starts with high school. I have visited a TON of US high schools since...
  • R.Ramesh's WebLog

    Converting Beta 1 class diagrams to Beta 2 format

    If you have created class diagrams using Visual Studio Beta 1, they will not open in Beta 2. However, since the class diagram files persistence format is XML, Oleg from the Class Designer team has created a stylesheet to convert these diagrams to Beta...
  • The Web and Microsoft

    And Yet More Tools

    System Administrators often need tools to help them diagnose problems. I know that when I worked as a sysadmin that I wasted a lot of time troubleshooting issues because I did not always have the proper tools to determine what really had occurred. I worked...
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