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  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    the number 9 and blogworthiness

    Right, so, I’m no numerologist or anything. I can barely even add. But, there’s one thing I’ve had a close association with all my life, and that, is the number ‘9’. I was born on the 30th of June – 06/30. If you were to add up all the digits in the date...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    Windows Mobile and Email data usage

    I had a comment on my previous post relating to the fact they suspected that Activesync used about 20MB of data per month and Blackberry only used 3MB. The Blackberry numbers are correct but the Activesync numbers are waaaayyyy out! Let me explain......
  • Anthony Bloesch's Web Log

    Surrogate keys

    After you have been building databases for a while, surrogate keys become second nature but many people do not know about them so I thought I should devote some time to them. In addition, a constant challenge is choosing between using an int or a uniqueidentifier (i.e. GUID) as a surrogate key and I thought this would be a great forum to get some feedback on when you should use one or the other....
  • Eric Jarvi

    podcast on performance testing

    "All about performance testing with Keith Moon"
  • Henry Hahn

    T-Minus 3 Days

    The PDC is almost here!!! Just imagine: Thousands of developers descending upon L.A. to find out all about new Microsoft technologies. But it's not just that; it's that this technology will change not only software but the world ! Even though the PDC...
  • hughpyle


    Here's a recap and subject-index of the story so far. Getting started with Groove Forms ; the component parts ( Fields, Forms, Views ); a digression about the available fieldtypes; and a real example . And a hint about scripting in Groove Forms...

    KatrinaSafe at PDC BOF Session

    If you are going to the PDC, there will be a Birds of a Feather session that will talk about how technology can be used to respond to a disaster like Katrina. It's called "Katrina Relief through technology" and will be on Monday, September 12 at 7:00...
  • hughpyle

    Now it begins

    We've created an application which can read and write Groove data. Groove's web services APIs also expose a very wide range of other functionality. Let's outline some of the possibilities. Create a new workspace, blank, or from an archive or...
  • hughpyle

    Writing Forms Data

    Writing a DataSet into a Groove Forms tool is just about as easy as reading data was. I won't bore you with a complete app (at least, not today... next week I'll be carrying around an example which reads from WSS and writes to Groove), but below the essential...
  • Baiju Nair's Blog on Visual Web Developer

    Recent changes in web conversion tool

    After Beta2 we have made some big changes to webconversion tool. Some of them are Moved all extra class/structs/enums to App_Code folder, so that other files in the web can use them. CodefileBaseClass support is added. If a page has CodeFileBaseClass...
  • hughpyle

    Contacts to Outlook

    As you can probably tell, it's a Friday afternoon, and I still have a load more of this to get through before the weekend. On Tuesday, I'm presenting this story at PDC . But the story is hidden behind all the little bits of code right now. So let's cut...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    There goes my dream of being a rock star...

    For anyone that was wondering about the fate of my audition , I got the following response today: Hello and thank you so much for your interest in Going Beyond Spotlight 2005!!! The response to our contest was OVERWHELMING with dozens and dozens...
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