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  • the1's WebLog

    Generalize Smart Pointers in C++

    After programming in C++ for a while, you will inevitably be introduced to the concept of “smart pointers” (or you will discover them on your own). These are pointers that know to automatically release the objects they point to when they ...
  • Alain's Globosphere

    Architect Journal #3 has been posted

    Hi all, this is great Architect information ... thanks to our friend Arvindra
  • terryea's WebLog

    Web version of MSN Messenger

    This is great.. kudos to the MSN Messenger team. There's now a web-based version of this, which might not seem like a big deal until I remember all my friends who work at places that block the Messenger client. You can check this out at http://webmessenger...
  • Dr. HardwareBlog

    Execution protection (NX) and PAE

    A comment from the earlier memory management entry posed a good question. How does PAE factor into the new No Execute (NX) mechanism enabled by the Opteron, Athlon64, and new Prescott-based Xeon? In Windows XP SP2 and Server 2003 SP1, the two are...
  • Point2Share

    HTTP Compression and SharePoint

    This is something I have been really interested in exploring, particularly since SPS/WSS sends down approx. 500 kb on first access (OWS.js, ie55up.js, OWS.css, SPS.css) which is quite an issue in low bandwidth deployments. Certianly interested to undertsand...
  • Point2Share

    Changing the Web Parts on the "My Site" Page

    To change the web parts displayed on a users My Site the first time they log-on you just need to: Access the "My Site" page when logged in as an administrator Swap to "Shared View" using the drop down on the top right Modify the page to suit, that is...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Using the POOM IDL

    Steven on the .NET CF team has a great write up on using the POOM IDL I posted yesterday with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1. While you're there, check out his other posts on .NET CF garbage collection and versioning . [Author: Robert Levy]
  • Bill O'Brien's WebLog

    Content and feedback, software factories

    If you are a developer or Architect in Ireland and you have any ideas about what events we should run or specific areas of technology you'd like to hear about then please let me know. We are working on putting together the events for the next 12 months...
  • the1's WebLog

    Using template specialization in C++

    We all know that C++ templates can be used to write generic code, e.g. template <typename T> class Array { … }; Then we can use the same template to generate code for different template parameters. This is called instantiation...
  • the1's WebLog

    Using C++ Member Function Pointers

    I don't know about you, but the C++ syntax for member function pointers always eludes me. Every time I would spend half an hour or more deciphering MSDN to get the exact syntax, only to completely forget it the next time. Oops. I can think of three...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    MSDN Channel 9 - My favourite videos

    MSDN's Channel 9 has a bunch of interviews with Microsoft peeps...I thought I'd share with you my favourites (chronological order, lastest at top): Iain McDonald answers the question: "What's the biggest suprise that will come out of Microsoft in the...
  • the1's WebLog

    How Would You Get the Count of an Array in C++?

    The question is simple: given a C++ array (e.g. x as in int x[10] ), how would you get the number of elements in it? An obvious solution is the following macro ( definition 1 ): #define countof( array ) ( sizeof ( array )/ sizeof ( array...
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