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  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    Is Visual Studio Team System for Me?

    I’ve been asked this many times over the last few weeks and I though I would put a little flesh around it and tell you what I think. Disclaimer – I’ve not done the products justice here, please don’t take any of these comments as even a partial...
  • Rob Copeland's Blog

    Old Habits Die Slowly...

    I've checked email three times this morning (even after my 8:30 email reading time ). Boy, this whole idea about reading email at certain times is going to be hard for me to stick to. I can see the benefit. Yesterday was a good example. I did several...
  • Rob Copeland's Blog

    Wednesday Morning

    I did well on my first "email" period of the day. I got through it all which feels good. I attended a weekly "G7" meeting this morning. This meeting is made up of Soma , Craig Symonds (GM for VS), David Treadwell (VP of .NET developer platform) and...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    How do you know what a particular error code means?

    So you're debugging your program, and all of a sudden you get this wierd error code - say error 0x00000011. How do you know what that message means? Well, one way is to memorize the entire Win32 error return code set, but that's got some issues. ...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    PGP and the law

    Today I read an article about the existence of PGP on a machine can show criminal intent. ( ) Now granted this person was doing something VERY bad (kiddy porn...
  • Sharp Things

    Hack the Build: Use the Whole Test-First Whale

    Jomo Fisher--Writing code with Test-Driven-Development (TDD) takes about 30% longer than writing code without it. This was my experience on MSBuild. Still, as I noted here and here, I’m a fan of TDD. Code quality tip #2 explains why......
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Volksonomy: tags for the people

    In the context of social software applications like blogs, there are two kinds of tags: categories/in line keywords and collaborative tags. Josh Ledgard seems to be talking about the former, owner-controlled tagging , in his recent post. The latter, reader...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Magic Trick: RPC Debugging Excercise

    What you need for this exercise: An out of proc COM server A client attempting to call the exe in #1 #2 is getting the below hr returned by a call to #1 // From WinError.h // MessageId: RPC_E_DISCONNECTED // // MessageText...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Creating Avalon Friendly, Databound Indigo Proxy Classes With svcutil and /enableDataBinding

    If you are creating an Avalon application that talks to an Indigo web service, you can generate a proxy class that supports databinding using the /enableDataBinding switch (or /edb in short form) when using Indigo's svcutil.exe tool (the moral equivalent...
  • Test Guide

    One Method To Rule Them All: Execution Behavior Manager

    Most user actions in an application can be executed in different ways. As I mentioned earlier, creating a new document can be done via the following methods: Clicking the File menu, clicking the New submenu, then clicking the New Document menu item...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    old school

    Finally, my alma mater has decided to cancel my school e-mail account. How sad. This had become very important to me over the 5+ years that I used it. Out of high school in '99 it made me feel cool and validated on the internet, but then that novelty...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    Using RAM over 512MB

    Q: I can use only 512MB of RAM from my device. How can I address the remaining RAM ? On one of your posts you said that there is a way to go with more that 512 MB RAM. Can you help me on this issue? A: Windows CE can't address more than 512MB. There...
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