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Monthly Archives: September 2004

Blood from the bleeding edge

I’ve spent a lot of time lately around I95 and I93, running around the Atlantic coast; I haven’t stayed as up to date on the software development world as I would like, but I feel obligated to mention that I saw … Continue reading 

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Yes, I’ll be at that Nerd dinner

We’ve got a nerd dinner in Hampton Roads next week.  Darrell is so on the ball that we’ve even got a NerdDinner blog just for our area . . . It’s a shame there’s no place to get a beer inside the … Continue reading 

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Spam Calculator

A Spam Calculator from CommTouch . . . interesting methodology, but you have to consider the source! 

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Top-Notch WebChart Control

I think I need to add Carlos Aguilar Mares to my list of computer-related “people I’d like to buy a beer.”  I’m evaluating some reporting/charting options and his .Net WebChart control may be just what I needed.  Yes, SQL Reporting … Continue reading 

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Don’t hate the player, hate the game

Peter takes issue with FireFox, but I have to defend it.  I think a little modification to the ClientTarget on the page would remedy this particular situation (although it might not — I need to test it).  More generally, FireFox is … Continue reading 

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A good N-Ight of WeProgram.Netting (NUnit, NCover, NAnt)

Paul Laudeman and Darrell Norton did a fine job on their hands-on WeProgram.Net presentation last evening.  They covered some of the “N” family of tools like: NUnit Darrel did this, of course, as he’s the 4th resource (out of 6, I … Continue reading 

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Set SQL Server Back 4 Years

My company drafted me to participate in some Great Plains / SQL Server tuning training.  It’s been mostly dreadful (taking one for the team), but the SQL Server stuff is sometimes interesting. For example, the material just reviewed how setting … Continue reading 

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Beware The ColdFusion Strangler

Martin Fowler coins the term StranglerApplication to describe one approach to rewriting an important application.  You slowly introduce rewritten code in with the existing code until one happy deployment months (or years!) later you realize: you’re no longer using the … Continue reading 

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It’s all MSIL in the end anyway

Came across an oldie but goodie from Sam Gentile’s blog: It’s the Runtime Stupid.  It’s a departure from the old days where VB folks didn’t play nice with C++ folks, etc.  As Gentile writes: Now, here’s the drill. Forget about … Continue reading 

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