December 2003 - Posts
Feeddemon has reached v1 status. That's good because it's the best rss reader available; bad because now I have to get up off my wallet ;)
Fabrice quotes Ken Levy saying that the X# research project is dead:
There is no such language called X# at Microsoft. There was an exterimental language developed that was data-centric, but it is gone and no longer developed and our team VS Data is responsible for helping get the good things from that research project into VB, C#, and the .NET Framework classes. You or someone should feel free to post my comments here on that Wiki page so those who read it in the future know that there is no such project at Microsoft and that the focus is on enhancing the VB and C# langauges for data as well as the .NET Framework classes.
VS Data Product Manager
X# is dead, but if you want to know more about it, check this out. It is not really new (Oct 2002), but still an interesting introduction if you haven't seen it.
[Listening to: Lard - Moths]
Wow, if you though regular C code was hard to read, check out how brilliantly people can mangle it and still have it compile.
My Favorite: http://remus.rutgers.edu/~rhoads/Obfuscated_C/heathbar
[Listening to - Helmet - Milquetoast]
I just put the finishing touches on a SoapExtension for a project I'm currently working on. My next task is to port that SoapExtension over to an Axis Handler so that Java clients calling our services have the same benifits our .NET clients have.
I've done quite a bit of Java, but not much with Axis. Thier Handler model looks very similar to Remoting's extensibility model (via IChannelSinkBase and IMessageSink), but I'm sure it's going to be a bit of a challenge. Anyone out there have any advice for diving into Axis? Any good links to books/whitepapers/info? The Axis site has some stuff, but it's not the written very well (or maybe I'm being a bit obtuse).
So how about it... Anyone in the .NET community have any advice for me on this one?
BTW, did I mention it has to be done on Friday?!
[Listening to: Bollweevils - 20 Something]
Well, now that I have my head back above water I'm ready to join the blogging world again. Whew! I'll never go on a vacation that long again. I loved being in California, but 3 weeks away from work was way too much.
When I got back from vacation, I found myself so unbelievably covered up with work it took me over a month to get back on track. Lots of stuff has happened during my hiatus, hopefully I'll be able to fill everyone in over the coming months.
[Listening to: Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine]