August 2004 - Posts
We will definitely meet in Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort during Devconnections
Let's get some ideas together for where and when we could meet.
Programming with Least Privilege - Don Kiely
This week on DNR, well-known author, developer, and speaker Don Kiely tells us why it's important to develop software (and do everything else on your PC) running as a non-admin. He offers some advice on what the pitfalls and challenges are as well as the benefits. It's a new world, and the days of running as administrator are over, or at least they should be.http://www.franklins.net/fnetdotnetrocks/dotnetrocks.aspx?showid=79
Introducing two new segments on .NET Rocks!
The Weird Wide Webb
VB.NET developer and new DNR addition Kirk Webb scours the web for weirdness and coughs it up every week (we hope) for your amusement. Check out the segment at the beginning of the second half of the show this week! Great Job, Kirk!
Got a question about life? love? cooking? dogs? math? anything? Ask advice expert, Rory Blyth and he'll answer your questions on the air. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
I had been fumbling with a good demo for thread synchronization for a while and finally came up with a good demo in VB.NET 2003 illustrating the value of thread synchronization. It calls a sub on three different threads simultaneously. The sub increments a counter in a for/next loop. There are two versions, a raw unsynchronized version and a version that calls SyncLock to synchronize access to the counter.
I have been toying with the idea of holding a .NET Rocks! party, possibly in Las Vegas.
The idea is to get as many past guests as possible and the public under one roof for a weekend of networking, fun, and geeking out. Of course, we would probably make a show out of it.
I have sent an email to all the guests inviting them to chat about it. Maybe I can convince them to post their comments here and we can keep this topic going.
We would either have to charge a small fee to cover costs or get a sponsor for the whole thing. I'm open to all ideas. The idea isn't for us to make money, but to get everyone together as cheaply as possible.
We're moving the live shows to Friday night at 9PM Eastern to accomodate Rory's schedule. I know that the website hasn't been updated yet, I'll get to that soon!
Anyway, this Friday night our guest is Charles Petzold, author of many books on Windows programming going back to 1988!! He is also the author of Code, an exceptional book on the nature of computer software.
DotNetNuke is a free ASP.NET based content management system with a huge installbase and support community. Shaun Walker is it's creator, and Jim Duffy is probably its biggest evangelist. This is a great laid-back show in which you'll learn all about DotNetNuke. By the end of the show you'll be rushing off to download it!
Shaun Walker is founder and president of Perpetual Motion Interactive Systems Inc., a solutions company specializing in Microsoft enterprise technologies. Shaun has 15 years professional experience in architecting and implementing large scale IT solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is responsible for the creation and management of DotNetNuke, an open source content management system written for the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. Based on his significant community contributions he was recently recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2004. He is a skilled writer and has been published in ACCESS/VB/SQL ADVISOR magazine. Shaun resides in British Columbia, Canada with his wife and two children.
Jim Duffy is founder and president of TakeNote Technologies, a Developer's Choice Award winner for training. He has a BS degree in Computer and Information Systems and 20 years of programming and training experience. He is an exceptional trainer, skilled developer, and has been published in a number of leading publications including CoDe Magazine. Jim's passion for teaching and presenting, combined with his humorous and quick-witted approach, have made him a popular speaker at international developer conferences, regional conferences, and local user groups. The training courseware he authored for use in TakeNote's training classes is also used by training companies worldwide. Microsoft has recognized his contributions and expertise by naming him as a Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP) since 2002. Jim is also co-host of the popular Computers2K4 radio show on WRBZ 850 The Buzz on Sunday mornings from 8-10am.
This week Kimberly Tripp offers critical insights into SQL Server 2000 addressing Indexing, optimizing procedural code, the nightmare of row-based operations, and more. This show is 2.5 hours long!
Kimberly is a SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director and has worked with SQL Server since 1990. Since 1995, Kimberly has worked as a Speaker, Writer, Trainer and Consultant for her own company SYSolutions, Inc. (www.SQLskills.com) where she focuses on creating interesting and educational content around building scalable and available SQL Server-based systems. Focusing mostly on performance tuning and availability, Kimberly frequently writes for SQL Server Magazine, was a technical contributor for the SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit and co-authored the MSPress title SQL Server 2000 High Availability. Kimberly has lectured for Microsoft Tech*Ed, SQL Server Magazine Connections, PASS and VSLive and is consistently a top rated speaker. Kimberly works closely with Microsoft to provide new and interesting technical resources including the SQL Server 2000 High Availability Overview DVD – featuring more than 9 hours of in-depth technical content, demos and peer chats with MVPs.