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  • Jeremy Collins's WebLog


    I found this while surfing around one night, a rather nifty Java app that generates fractals. You can vary the color scheme as you like, and for each regeneration you can select an area to "zoom in" on, which then does another round of iterations on the...
  • Derek Tan's Blog


    Thanks for coming to this blog. I've been active in answering newsgroup questions on Microsoft BizTalk Server; my specialty is in the Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) technology. After some time, I find myself repeating the answers/solutions to similar...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    "99 Problems (the Google Re-mix)"

    Given so many Microsoft employees blog, I know it’s always a concern when it comes to what we say and how we say it. Some blogs that make bold suggestions (like mini-Microsoft, the one-man mission to downsize Microsoft) are done anonymously, while others...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Orange C550 Device Rumour

    Did you see this over the weekend? Allegedly, a new HTC device due to ship from Orange . It’s covered here on MoDaCo as well, with a suggested ship date of May! There are two interesting things about this device (if it actually turns out to be true):...
  • Man vs Code

    DataSet feature requests

    We have begun the initial planning for the next version of the DataSet (post VS 2005). If you have a feature you would like to see, let me know. I can also pass on feature requests for other components in System.Xml and to the proper folks.
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Concurrency, Part 8 - Concurrency for scalability

    Last time , I talked a bit about why you'd use concurrency in your application. Today I'd like to talk a smidge about using concurrency to achieve scalability. The first and most important thing that you have to understand when you decide to start improving...
  • Man vs Code

    The Next Karate Kid

    Maybe this movie was better then first thought? With two time oscar winner Hillary Swank + I am sure Pat Morita is right on the cusp of something big. It seems like with the big oscar win for Eastwood with Million Dollar Baby – that he should have to...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    James Cook University Townsville March 23rd

    James Cook University has asked me to do a lecture on .NET while in town. The lecture will be in HB321, top floor Humanities II Building from 10am to noon on 23 March, 2005. I will talk to Julian Biddle (Senior Architect at Technology One) to see what...
  • Man vs Code

    Everybody's favorite topic - NULL

    In V1 of .net, value types could not be null. Since, this was contradictory to relational databases use of null, the DataSet needed to have a concept of nullable value types – hence DBNull was invented. DBNull is simple type in the System namespace. It...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Windows Mobile Application Contest

    Win $25,000 and Application Distribution. Enter Your Best Applications in the Microsoft Windows Mobile™ Application Contest Today. Start building “work” and “play” applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs or Smartphones, and enter them into the...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Free Mobile Application Development Toolkit (UK only)

    News for developers in the UK – this is UK only! : Take advantage of the new features in the Microsoft Mobile Application Toolkit – Order the DVD today. The Mobile Application Development Toolkit from Microsoft provides all the resources you need to start...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog

    Large messages in BizTalk 2004, what's the deal?

    The large message support story in BizTalk Server 2004 is a complex one, mainly because the definition of large message varies significantly. This, in turn, is complicated by the fact that our customers expect everything to work with all of the possible...
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