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  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Interview Questions

    One of my more popular articles via Google searches is the “ Why are manhole covers round? ” entry. There are of course many other interview questions that you should be prepared for and Thomas Nguyen points out a site with quite a few of...
  • David Kline

    Determining the type of data pointed to by a Url

    Have you ever wanted to know what type of file was being pointed to by a given url before clicking the link? Maybe you are writing an application that needs to filter out certain types of links. A web crawler is a good example of an application which...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    This must be in the frequently asked questions, isn't it?

    I want to get a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list up for ASP.NET, but before I do I have a few questions for you. Would this be a useful addition to the site? If no, go to #4 below If yes, what format? Should I use a similar format to the C# FAQ ...
  • oliverlu's WebLog


    美罗城 给外人印象最深的是那个大球,但给我们这些在美罗大厦上班的人来说,印象最深的却是高峰时刻拥挤的电梯。而且,我们的前老板发现了他们电梯中不合理的设计 — 高峰时刻电梯停在高层不下来!为了避免修改电梯控制代码,美罗方面派了专门的人员来按电梯。 有时候,会遇上一名“敬业”的电梯按员,每到一层,都会热情洋溢地报一下 -- “ xx 楼到了”。有时觉得那是多余的,电梯本身不是有电脑报号吗?可是,今天早上,却突然发现,似乎这种做法挺有用的。 主要是今天早上,发现电梯中的按员一声不吭,眼睛盯着地上,完全的作用就是电梯到了最高层以后...
  • Rob Earhart's WebLog

    SEH stack walking

    I noticed another fun thing about structured exception handling the other day; it's probably old news to the compiler team, but I thought it was interesting. Imagine you have code like this: DoSomething(); // This may raise an exception. try { *x = NULL;...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Where to get this week's SMS and MOM news

    As I said , I’m going to start leaving it to Rod Trent and Eileen Brown to handle the weekly news about MOM and SMS. So go visit Rod to learn about: Registration for MMS 2005 (April 18 th -22 nd 2005 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas!) Vintela’s...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    Pointy Hair: The Best Internship Projects

    As much as I love spending time writing code, a big (and important) part of my day job is running a big team. Several kinds of questions come up during the various times of year. Right now we are interviewing summer intern candidates. I get asked by new...
  • Rob Caron

    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-07

    Visual Studio Team System “From a Team Lead standpoint, it looks absolutely amazing.” – Sean McCormack ( Visual Studio 2005 Team System at DevConnections ) “…there are new "Community Technology Preview" builds of both Visual...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    VBScript Constants Are Not Hoisted

    A reader asked me the other day to riff a bit on why this works: Dim i For i = 1 To 2 print c Next Const c = 10 And this works For i = 1 To 2 print c Dim i Next Const c = 10 but this fails with a "name redefined" error: For i = 1 To 2 print c Const c...
  • olivier pieri's WebLog

    Make an ADO.Net connection when you have an SMO connection

    When you have an SMO connection, it is very easy to make an ADO.Net connection as the connection string is exactly the same. Then you just have to reuse it. Here is a sample that supposed that the object ServerConn is an SMO ServerConnection. SqlConnection...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    IOD: Cassette Adapter with Remote Control Capabilities

    My commute seems to get longer each morning so I just can't help but trying to think of ways to make it better. I use a cassette adapter to hook my iPod into my car stereo. My car has built in controls for the stereo on the steering wheel, but it's frustrating...
  • olivier pieri's WebLog

    Create table with SMO

    Once you are connected to SQL Server 2005 with a SMO connection, you can start manage and create object. Here is an example on how you can create a table with a promary key (this sample is written in C# and use a beta version of SQL Server 2005 and of...
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