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Monthly Archives: September 2003

Technical Documentation Nirvana

One project I’m working on is approaching the exciting “ready for external beta testers” phase.  Like too many projects, the original design documents are scattered and haven’t been updated.  I’ve been tasked with mapping a course to technical documentation nirvana, with … Continue reading 

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Server Script Tags for ASPX

The Windows Apps for .Net class I’m teaching is wrapping up and I’m starting to look forward to the Web Apps for .Net sections. I like the web stuff better, probably because most of my programming jobs are more web-centric. … Continue reading 

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NGen NSight

Courtesy of Brad Abrams, Jason Zander has an excellent post on NGen.  It’s timely, since our .Net class just completed the Setup and Deployment portion of the curriculum (where we discuss NGen). In the past, setup and deployment was a … Continue reading 

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VB.Next

“Whidbey“ is the codename given to the new version of VB.Net, to be released in 2004.  Check it out here: http://www.ftponline.com/reports/vsliveny/2003/multimedia/demo_whidbey.htm (courtesy of Jan Tielen’s blog) It’s hard to make out the details with the small window, but you can get … Continue reading 

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Async Exception Handling

Before I went away on holiday, a few people asked me about exception handing for asynchronous methods — possibly because they were experimenting with the various async examples I had blogged about.  While I don’t have a lot of time … Continue reading 

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Java as an SUV?

I’m catching up on the blog-o-sphere that I missed while out of town.  I really like this post by Philip Greenspun (courtesy of Don Box); he likens Java to the SUV of software development.  It’s been a while since I’ve touched anything … Continue reading 

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I’ve been out . . .

I’m sure my 3 loyal fans were concerned, but no need to worry!  I was on vacation to New England and then this hurricane thing hit . . . it really puts things into perspective.  Luckily, our neighborhood has power; my … Continue reading 

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Jupiter and Bitter Beta Kool-Aid

I presented on BizTalk 2004, code-named ‘Jupiter,’ and .Net last night.  I think I may have scared people away from BizTalk 2004 with my warnings about the documentation and the tutorials.  While the support material certainly is lacking and there are errors/oversights … Continue reading 

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Get To Know XPath

Piggy backing on the XML discussion we had in class last night, let me for the record provide Don Box’s post on XML and COM.  If you only track one blog (besides mine, of course!), I’d make a strong case … Continue reading 

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.Net Breeds Workaholics?

Dang!  I know I prefer posting code, but I feel moved to make this one less technical entry.  I just finished giving a class on XML and ADO.Net and jumped online to check email before heading home.  I responded to a … Continue reading 

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