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My Friend And Yours Shawn Wildermuth Perhaps Better Known As The A Hre

October 30, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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My friend and yours, Shawn Wildermuth, perhaps better known as the ADOGuy is the Editor for O'Reilly's new .NET community site OnDotNet. He's announced his appointment at as Content Editor and I expect great things from him.  I recently chatted with him on my personal life-line, MSN Messenger, and I don't know who's more stoked, him or me.  It's good to have another .NET site producing SOLID and USEFUL content.

It's also worth mentioning Shawn's book, Pragmatic ADO.NET which gets points for its title.  I much prefer it to Practical or Professional or Problematic ADO.NET.  Chapter 6 is up and free for the online reader, just don't reproduce it!

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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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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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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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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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