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  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Taken to task on my static import post...

    Darren took me to task on my post on static import . Despite the fact that he said, “ I code in patterns and in english... the syntax of the language is an afterthought! If you don't at least tolerate those assertions, don't bother reading the...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Refactoring Party

    In What are my Goals? , Jim asked : How do you plan to "Develop a culture of energy, productivity, and learning on the team"? One of the activities I have in mind is a reoccurring Refactoring Party. It works like this: Each week we come...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    More Express Fun :)

    Oh I totally forgot, some folks over on the product side are going to be posting to a new Express dedicated blog -- check it out at
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    Visual Web Developer Express Edition

    Do you know how good it feels to type that as the title? You probably can't really imagine. I've been 'not' talking about the Express products since I started this blog. I've been itching for us to announce this *brand new,* low-cost, Web focused product...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    Welcome to the SQL Server Express Blog

    Welcome to our team blog for SQL Server Express. In this blog we post answers, to frequently asked questions from our newsgroup (see below) and try to address any general questions or issues from the community. Newsgroup:
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Language Readability vs. Writability

    In my previous post , I said: “Unfortunately, language readability is often at odds with writability.” And “Generic method type parameters are inferred from the concrete parameters” Here’s what I’m...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Language design for Refactoring

    A question came up on the Yahoo! Groups Refactoring Group about what language design would be best to support Refactoring. We think about this quite a bit, but usually we phrase the question more generally: What language design would make...
  • load of tosh

    New MSN Search

    Sweet. MSN Search has a new release . Looks good too without all that clutter in my opinion. Searching for myself seems to produce the same results I would find on another site. Here's more info . This comes my way via Engadget . They have a comparison...

    Reminder: C++ Chat at Noon Today

    Here are the details: July 1, 2004 12:00 PM (PST) Chat: Secure Programming Enhancements in Visual C++ 2005 Add to Outlook The link to the chatroom is here . Click that link to join the chat between 12:00 and 1:00 PM (PST).
  • fes' WebLog


    Now that I've posted something, it is probably worth introducing who I am. My name is Frank Swiderski, and I've been with Microsoft for about two years now. Prior to that, I worked for the security consulting firm @stake, Inc. For the past four years...
  • Plamen Hristov's WebLog

    Hard Rock Cafe

    The Speakers and Regional Directors held at Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam party was great. We are able to watch the Euro semifinal on big screens drinking beer and discusing the TechEd sessions :-) here I share with you some interested links around the...
  • GuntherB's WebLog

    Adding sample data to SQL Server 2005 Express

    Yes, finally SQL Server 2005 Express Beta 1 has been released ! SQL Express is the new name for Microsoft's MSDE database, the ( free ) light-weight database version of SQL Server. SQL Express uses the same high-performance database engine as the other...
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