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  • AdamU's WebLog

    Myth Busting Testing and Test Automation

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    I've been reading a lot lately, and wow, there are so many opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of writing test automation. I thought I’d share my observations as to the common misperceptions that anyone in the software development business (engineer...
  • Russell Christopher's Semi-Useful BI Musings

    Another way to deal with defaults and snapshots in SQL Reporting Services

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    Here's an interesting scenario one of my customers had and how we approached it. The customer filters his report by region and subregion using parameters. The @Region parameter is given a default value and then hidden: the cutomer uses this parameter...
  • This is my old blog

    Who said Visual Studio 2005 can't make coffee

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    I thought about it and almost the only thing VS can't do is coffee. So at the .NET on the beach event in Israel ( Pictures ) I took a robot and a coffee machine and wrote a little MSBuild task to make me coffee while VS is compiling.
  • Henry Hahn

    Building a Multi-Column ListBox in Avalon

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    The really cool thing about Avalon is the integration. Yeah, everybody has their favorite features but being able to take all the pieces and build something that's even better, even cooler is where it's at. I've been lucky to have worked on a variety...
  • distilled

    Hotfixed: COM+ and Indigo Transactions

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    The COM+ Integration and WS-AtomicTransaction hot fix package for Indigo is now available and I thought that it would be good to give it a little exercise… I’ll take a quick walk through the steps required to get a transactional client (using the very...
  • Windows Core Networking

    WNDP MSDN Library References

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    Here is a list of references to some of the APIs within the WNDP group WinINet Winsock WinHttp QoS
  • Windows Core Networking

    Run ASMX without IIS

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    Back in late 2004, Aaron Skonnard wrote an interesting article that details how a developer can create a lightweight, special-purpose web server without IIS. In his sample, Aaron chooses to host ASMX web services, but one could easily create other types...
  • Windows Core Networking

    Welcome WNDP Team to the Blogsphere!

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    Over the coming weeks the team will be adding information on developing your applications with the current set of network developer APIs as well as information on APIs on the upcoming Windows Codenamed "Longhorn" APIs. Some of this information has already...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    XmlReader and XmlWriter articles by Alex Homer

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    Alex Homer wrote a very good article ( http://www.15seconds.com/issue/050601.htm ) on using XmlReader and XmlWriter in .NET 2.0. It is based on beta 2 bits and while we've added a few new features since then (for example, allowXmlAttributes flag), it...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Google Song

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    Inside Google points to some home-grown funny Flash movie.... Google Song , created by Edward Evans (known to b3tans as giant_squid) and manwithunderpantsonheed.
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Remotable Windows Media Player in C#

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    Last August, I wrote a post talking about my efforts to create a remotable version of Windows Media Player from within C#. It's pretty easy to use COM interop to embed an instance of the windows media player in a C# application, but there's a class...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Warlords BattleCry under Virtual PC

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    Warlords BattleCry is an interesting spin off from the original Warlords series. It is not a turn based strategy game (like the others in the series) but is a real time strategy. As far as realtime strategy games go - it is not that bad - but to be honest...
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