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The Consistently Excellent Dino Exposito Has A Nice A Hrefhttpmsdnmicrosoftcomlibrarydefaultaspurlmsdnmagissue

October 29, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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The consistently excellent Dino Exposito has a nice introduction to .NET Remoting. Unfortunately its in VB.NET but he's a great writer and teacher and it looks good. [Sam Gentile's Weblog]

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Starting November 4 Im Going To Be Joining Microsoft As A A Hrefhttpmailserverdiunipiitpipermaildotnetssclimsg

October 29, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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Starting November 4, I'm going to be joining Microsoft as a Program Manager in the CLR team, doing my bit to "ensure that the CLR remains the most innovative multi-language runtime in the industry".
[Peter Drayton's Radio Weblog]

Wow!  Big changes there!  Congrats Peter...wow...DonBox, Yasser, Peter...there IS a "giant sucking sound" coming from Redmond. 

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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XCode NET I Was A Huge Fan Of GenltXgt Fro

October 28, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | Bugs | Tools
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XCode .NET.

I was a huge fan of Gen<X> from DevelopMentor. It was an unusual move for a training company to release a software product, and unfortunately it didn't do well sales wise, because they cancelled it.

What is Gen<X>? It's a generative programming tool. It lets you use code to generate code. An example of a generative programming task for .NET would be to create type-safe collection classes. The classes are pretty much just copy/paste, and you change around some data types on function signatures. Chris Sells already has a specialized tool for doing this, but now I expect that something using XCode .NET will probably be made from his excellent templates.

What is XCode .NET? It's a port of the Gen<X> code generation engine (XCode) to .NET; however, it uses JScript.NET instead of JScript internally. This has some great advantages: you get strong typing, good debugging, and access to the .NET CLR. It doesn't appear that there is any analogue to the Gen<X> GUI, or any VS.net integration yet; just the command line tool that does all the heavy lifting. I see potential future add-ons... :) Hopefully XCode .NET will inspire a nice community of "template code builders" like Gen <X> did! [The .NET Guy]

Oh hell ya...I'm all about this.  I've been using XSL to generate code lately...

 

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If MSN Messenger Signs Me Out Automatically Again Im Gonna Kill Someonenbsp Ive Got Messenger On 3 Different Boxes And

October 28, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Musings
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If MSN Messenger signs me out automatically again I'm gonna kill someone.  I've got Messenger on 3 different boxes, and I keep getting automatically signed out every 10-20 minutes.  It's REALLY irritating because I'm sure the 140+ people I have on my list are getting tired of seeing me pop up on their screen. 

Am I the only person having this problem?  Apparently not...

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As Some Of You May Have Seen A

October 25, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | XML | Tools
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As some of you may have seen, a draft version of the WS-I Basic Profile has been released (http://www.ws-i.org/Profiles/Basic/2002-10/BasicProfile-1.0-WGD.htm).  There has been some interesting commentary so far, and for those of you interested I encourage you to read up.  Strangely enough, the profile supports RPC/Literal but not RPC/Encoded.  I’ve been lobbying for dropping RPC/Lit as well, since there’s so little tool support out there for this mode and there’s really no reason to not just use Doc/Lit if you are going to use literal (XML schema-based) encoding of types. [Chris Brooks - Corillian CTO]

 

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