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    System.Xml Hacking (AppendXml vs. InnerXml)

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    I was spending some time composing Soap Messages using System.Xml, but I found a strange behavior of System.Xml while adding nodes to an existing XmlDocument. I have an empty soap envelope like this: string soapEnvelope = "<s:env xmlns:s='soap'><s...
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    Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications

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    In the last year, I've seen a number of new web applications with nice rich UI interface, and most of them are standards based, so multibrowser-mulitplatform (thanks to firefox). I'm talking about things like the SelectContactControl of GMail. Today I...
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    The Future of Programming

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    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...
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    Online Code Translator (AJAX based)

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    Ajax is becoming a popular technology, here is a nice implementation that allows you to convert from VB.Net to C# and viceversa as you type. Cool !! http://www.carlosag.net/Tools/CodeTranslator/Default.aspx
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    TestResults Reports in TFS Builds

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    If you use TFSBuilds with VS UnitTests, you know how to inspect the TestResults: you must download the whole directory to your local machine, and sometimes this folder could be pretty huge. So, if you want to check the error details of your tests,...
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    privateMembers?

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    How do you name your private members? camelCased or PascalCased? I think the use of camelCase syntax to name the private members provides a high level of readibality because you know where you are (Public or private) without to look to the member...
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    Enterprise Library Configuration Best Practices

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      There is no doubt, we (as Microsoft Consutants) must use entlib for instrumentation purposes, like logging and exception handling. I must to admit that there are some design decisions I don’t like too much, like the high number of assemblies or...
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    The six laws of software

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    http://www.changethis.com/12.SixLawsSoftware .. and I'm completely agree...
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    Bye bye Nant

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    En mi otro blog no pare de hablar de NAnt . Una herramienta para gestionar las compilaciones es imprescindible, y hace 3 meses (cuando empezó el último proyecto en el que estoy) no habia otra disponible. Pero la semana pasada me ofrecieron...
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    DOMInspector for IE

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    When I discover Mozilla I get impressed about the DOMInspector included with it, a very useful tool for web development, I found a similar tool for IE, you can get it here http://www.cheztabor.com/IEDocMon/index.htm
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    ProcessStart IE

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    Everytime I tried to launch IE and point to a URL, I spend some time to understand how and why IE reuses windows, this article may answer all your questions Stop Hijacking my Browser!
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    NUnit & VS Integration Macro

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    Macro to setup VS projects to debug it with VS...
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    Viewing Xml with InternetExplorer template

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    Since IE knows how to open a XML doc, and showing with colors and a collapsable tree, looks like if it was the "real" view of XML. However we all know IE only knows to render HTML, so some kind of transformation should be performed.. if you want to look...
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    New MSN Search

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    I know, Google is the BEST, however it's good to know that there are different alternatives out there, try http://techpreview.search.msn.com/ and give it a chance !!
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    Amazon WS

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    Last day at OOPSLA has started with Allan Vermeulen, CTO of Amazon WebServices. The talk has not been a technical one, instead Allan discover to Business Models behind the Amazon Web Service. All the demos were online showing different web sites that...
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    VS2005 Testing Features Overview

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    The best overview about EDT I've found is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/rholloway/archive/2004/06/22/162134.aspx It's time to start playing with it !!
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    Aspect Oriented Programming

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    I'm not a Java developer, however I'm very interested in AOP, and I'm sure this tutorial it's going to provide me a lot of ideas about AOP. AOP is presented as an evolution to OO and Component Based Programming, it's a kind of interception mechanism that...
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    Unit Test Rules

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    Michael Feathers has posted a set of Unit Tests Rules http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=126923   he said: A test is not a unit test if: It talks to the database It communicates across the network It touches the file system It can...
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    Advanced XmlSerialization

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    The XmlSerializer included in the .Net Fx, has been one of my favorite's. We've suffered too much with the COM (MSXML) approach to OO/XML mappings. We could classify the use of the XmlSerialization in different steps. 1 You don't know how to use Xml with...
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    Benefits of Datasets vs. Custom Entities

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    Benefits of Datasets vs. Custom Entities is a nice post talking about this popular discussion, with great feedback. But I would like to know pointers on MSDN talking about it.
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    Regional Director Code Samples

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    I've just found a nice collection of .Net samples http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/community/rd/samples Really nice content, I liked the WsContractFirst addin, or the DynWsLib to invoke WebServices without creating proxies at design time
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    TDD in .NET

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    Yesterday I start to read Test Driven Development in Microsoft.NET it's so great that I could not stop until the last page !! It covers not only TDD but also it's the best implementation of Fowler's Patterns I've ever seen in the .NET platform. ...
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    Refactoring and SourceControl

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    One of the most common refactorings is to rename members: methods, classes, variables and so on, this kind of refactoring works pretty well when your code is under SourceControl. There are another kind of refactorings, such as: rename files or change...
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    Wix Links

    Wix is one of the few Microsoft open source projects, it's hosted at SourceForge under CPL licesnce. Wix allows to create setup files (.MSI, and .MSM) from Xml definition. If you want to start with it here are useful links: http://www.tramontana.co.hu...
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    VSTS TestRuns Report

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    One of the great things about TDD and unit testing, is how you record the team progress with the logs created every time you run your test suite. When you have a new change to test, you can run your test suite and see how it works, but this information...
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