I'll be driving up to Sydney first thing tomorrow morning. I will hopefully get there for the keynote address. If you are going to be at TechEd this year, come over and have a chat. I'll be in the WCF
corner for the "ask the experts" bash tomorrow night. I should look reasonably similar to this:
I was doing a few things with a local radio station when I was a teenager and I saw a comic in the broadcast room. I was displaying a child being comforted by his mother after finding out what the radio announcer looked like. I never thought about it until then, but it is interesting how we create some kind of mental picture or impression regarding what well known people look like when we have never seen them before. I am looking forward to meeting Scott Guthrie at TechEd, but do I know what he ... [More]
Bernard, who I am looking forward to meeting at TechEd this week, just posted his speed results. Speedtest.net is a really cool idea and a great example of how a good UI
makes a great idea even better. I obviously don't work where Bernie does though.
I just read this post from the ADO.Net team. Looks like there is going support for entity creation (Entity Data Model - EDM) based on a database schema in the next ADO.Net release. There is nothing more tedious than manually building entities from a schema. Although there are lots of O/R mapping tools around to do this for you, I haven't been happy with the freeware applications available. It is great news that this should find its way into Visual Studio and the framework.
Kingston is a little utility that hosts an IE browser and allows you to provide a different user-agent with the browsers requests to web servers. This is great if you need to test the output of a web server based on a specific browser type.
Download: Kingston 1.0 Setup.msi (495.50 kb)
I had seen my team leader use tool a few months ago that if you gave it Xml and an XPath query, it would highlight the nodes that would be selected. XPathmania is a tool that I have just come across that will do exactly that, but as an addon to the VS IDE. Very cool.
I hadn't heard of Script#, so when I saw it being referred to in one of Nikhil Kothari's recent posts, I got a little curious.
I posted recently about SandCastle. The first CTP of SandCastle has been released and it also has a blog.
On a sadder note, NDoc has officially died under very unfortunate circumstances.
I have heard this question a bit recently. I am a little surprised that people are still only just starting to look at VS2005, but I digress already. There isn't a simple answer to this other than to say that, yes, there are changes and you will have to learn new stuff.
I think most people aren't thinking ahead when they ask this question. What happens when Orcas comes out? I think that making a jump from VS2003 (or earlier) to Orcas is really going to hurt. Developers would benefit from getti... [More]
The time for Sleet Geek is getting close. If you are coming along, please let me know.