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  • Brad Abrams

    Whidbey Readiness Quiz (Answer): Converting array values

    Well, lots of good responses … I can see this is going to be a hard group to stump. Nat nailed all the points quickly, even if it took him two posts to do it ;-)… there were several other great responses as well. Here is the code I came up with… I wanted...
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    Snapshots of our toolset and its output

    The ever-up-to-the-minute Harry has a couple of snapshots of the first design experience that's part of our toolset, the object model designer for specifying the underlying conceptual model of your visual language: and a snapshot of the sort of designer...
  • Just Coding

    The Software Architect

    This is my first Practitioner Report. It's a kind of session where a set of proffesionals talks about the realities of a concrete topic, in this case the role of "The Software Architect". this are the notes I took Architect is the interface between our...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    A New Way to Detect Integer Overflows?

    David LeBlanc and I have written a good deal about Integer Overflow issues, including the following: WSC 2nd Ed: pp620-624. Reviewing Code for Integer Manipulation Vulnerabilities (
  • Just Coding

    The Future of Programming

    It's the opening keynote of OOPSLA. The Future of Programming from Richard Rashid of MS Research. I didn't like too much since he spend half of his time talking about the past not the future, and how things are very difficult to predict. He talked about...
  • Juan Roman Escamilla


    Must likely, there is no new information for everyone but if it turns out to be good for someone, then it’s worth the writing. I’ve just implemented FreeTextBox 2.0 and I have to say, it’s a beautiful thing, a free ASP.NET HTML Editor for IE and Mozilla...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Near-pantheon experiences and other stories

    I deserted my blog for a loooong time. The reason is that this summer something flabbergastingly (there is such a word or I've just made it up?) great happened to me, and I waited to put my hands on evidence before blogging about it. In fact the evidence...
  • David Kline

    Simple object remoting using the XmlSerializer

    Today, I'm going to talk about how you can use the XmlSerializer, TcpClient and TcpListener classes to create a simple remoting layer to send your custom objects from one device to another. This post requires the .NET Compact Framework version 2 (beta...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    IComaprer & IComparable Refactoring Proposal

    We are exploring the possiblility of changing the design of IComparer<T> and IComparable<T> interfaces that will ship with Whidbey. This post describes some more detail on the issues we are trying to address with the design change and we are...
  • Brad Abrams

    I'll take even the smallest evidence of success

    I have made it my mission to institutionalize the value good API design. I strongly believe that this is key to making developers more productive and happy on our platform. One very small way to measure that success is to notice where 3 rd parties have...
  • Tudor's WebLog

    Adding security groups to Reporting services security doesn't take effect until IIS is restarted

    If you grant Reporting services permissions (via http://servername/Reports | folder properties | security) to Windows security groups, you may find out that people belonging to those groups don't immediately get the expected access rights. For performance...
  • .NET4Office

    Another plug.

    I've been doing some C# development with the Excel object model and when you look at Excel objects in the object browser or in intellisense there are two major problems you run into: 1) Methods that would be hidden in VBA are shown in the object browser...
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