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  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Lots of .NET and SQL Server XML news today

    It's been a busy news day! First, there are some very interesting figures out comparing XML performance on .NET 2.0 against .NET 1.1 and also JVM 1.5, using benchmarks devised by Sun. The conclusion: The XML Mark 1.1 Benchmark Kit demonstrates...
  • Mark Yocom's Script Tips

    Backslashes vs. slashes - who knew?

    Here's something I'd never noticed until today, when I discovered it quite by accident. In general, to run a program in a different directory, you specify the path with backslashes, such as C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe . This should be no surprise...
  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    Building VC projects with msbuild (without using vcbuild)

    Along with DDCPX engineering improvements, I've begun spending time looking for useful tools for the VS developer community. One project I have begun is msbuild/vcbuild related. For those who aren’t familiar with msbuild, msbuild is destined to be the...
  • Mark Ihimoyan's WebLog

    Working around NTLM Authentication on NETCF 1.0 – Part 3

    Here is the class that implements IAuthenticationModule and P/Invokes into the native dll created in the previous post. using System; using System.IO; using System.Net; using System.Data; using System.Text; using System.Runtime.InteropServices; ...
  • Mark Ihimoyan's WebLog

    Working around NTLM Authentication on NETCF 1.0 – Part 2

    Here is the c++ code for the native library NTLMAuthEx.cpp, this is compiled into a native dll NTLMAuthEx.dll // NTLMAuthEx.cpp : Defines the entry point for the DLL application. // #include "stdafx.h" #include "security.h" #include "sspi.h" ...
  • Antimail

    .NET versus J2EE - New case studies and benchmarks

    New benchmark results comparing .NET 2.0 vs .NET 1.1 and J2EE platforms are now available. 1) Comparing XML Performance XMLMark (a benchmark created by Sun Microsystems) was used by Microsoft to compare the performance of XML operations between...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    Flipping Out

    I've seen quite a few people comment in blogs that the endian issue I mentioned yesterday won't turn out to be much of an issue. Well, you can't say I didn't warn you about drinking the Kool-Aid, but it you still have some lingering doubts that there...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How to use the Task List

    In Whidbey, we’ve split the Task List into two parts: Error List –for errors and warnings Task List –for user tasks and todo With the task list, you’ll be able to track user tasks – just click on the “Create User Task” button on the toolbar and type in...
  • Eric Jarvi

    high performance testing

    Better Software carrying a feature article on performance testing:
  • Eric Jarvi

    NIST - Early Computer Security Papers

    Thanks to Michael Howard for passing this along... "This list of papers was initially distributed on CD-ROM at NISSC '98. These papers are unpublished, seminal works in computer security. They are papers every serious student of computer security should...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Personal Computer Oddities (by John Koziol)

    I recently had a conversation with a friend and casually mentioned the IBM PC/XT-386. He'd never heard of it. So I got to thinking...what other weird PCs had I run into over time. Here's my list of machines I personally worked with: IBM PC/XT-386 ...
  • Brad Abrams

    PDC 2005 Registration Open

    Hey, check it out, we just opened the PDC 2005 registration , be the first to get a in! And of course Channel9 has some cool stuff including how to get to the PDC for free .. Check out the agenda… we posted a very small sampling of the talks...
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