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Monthly Archives: August 2005

Getting Married

I’m getting married this Saturday, Aug. 27. The weather looks excellent at 88 degrees and partly sunny, breaking a month-long streak of 95+ temp and 95%+ humidity. Of course, we are having an inside wedding.   After that we’re off … Continue reading 

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It’s like Google for Job Searches

It’s like Google for job searches, Indeed. You type what, and maybe where, and you get jobs from Monster, HotJobs, Dice, CareerBuilder, individual company sites, and more. And searches for “.NET” actually use the dot! Can you say RSS for searches? Indeed … Continue reading 

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Test-Driven Development podcast with Scott Bellware

My friend Scott Bellware has a TDD podcast on PodcastStudio.NET: Number Five is alive! We chat with Scott Bellware about Test Driven Development. Scott explains the philosophy behind TDD , why it’s so important to successful software development and clears … Continue reading 

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Google bans CNET for one year

Wow, I’m missing a lot of what’s going on in the world. As the NY Times reports: “CNETNews.com, a technology news Web site, said last week that Google had told it that the company would not answer any questions from … Continue reading 

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Framework Design Guidelines book available for preorder

Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina‘s new book Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries is available for preorder on Amazon. The last book Brad Abrams authored, .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1: Base … Continue reading 

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Running IE 7 Beta 1 side-by-side with IE 6

Jon Galloway has an excellent tip on running IE 7 Beta 1 side-by-side with IE6. IE has always been terrible about overwriting, which makes testing web sites with different versions of IE… difficult. Here are the steps: Download the IE7 … Continue reading 

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Boredom at work

Yesterday the Washington Post ran an article called Boredom Numbs the Work World, Lack of Stimulation Infects Humble and High-Ranking Jobs Alike. According to the article: “We know that 55 percent of all U.S. employees are not engaged at work. … Continue reading 

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And the Firefox-copying continues…

I just noticed Microsoft posted the MSN Weather Add-in for MSN Search Toolbar. Seems eerily similar to Forecastfox. That’s after IE 7 Beta 1 copied all of Firefox, down to the little RSS feed icon (which they did turn 45 degrees … Continue reading 

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Design Patterns links

This site about SmallTalk has some great pattern references. There is a good discussion of the Model-View-Presenter compared to the Model-View-Controller.  Check out all the other great patterns: Application Model-View-Presenter Basic MVP Component Composite MVP Component Abstract Class Abstract Factory Accessor Methods … Continue reading 

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So what does AJAX mean to your Business apps?

Rick Strahl (ASP.NET MVP) has a great article called Past the AJAX Hype – Some things to think about. It’s about the applicability of AJAX in web-based business applications. “AJAX is hot and people are falling all over themselves to be … Continue reading 

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