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If Programming Languages were Religions
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An awesome post over at www.aegisub.net comparing programming languages to world religions. A fun Friday afternoon read. C would be Judaism - it’s old and restrictive, but most of the world is familiar with its laws and respects them. The catch is, you can’t convert into it - you’re either into it from the start, or [...]
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Video Show on What’s New in Visual Studio 10
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There’s a new show on Channel 9 called 10-4 that looks at what’s new in .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 10. The first episode is a pretty introductory walkthrough showing you how to download and run the Virtual PC image with the CTP build. Host Brian Keller even takes you through the process of [...]
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2008 Web Performance Year in Review
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Steve Souders from Google (web performance and open source initiatives) has a nice post summarizing his end of term lecture at Stanford entitled "State of Performance". Nice to see the highly awesome Strangeloop Networks get some link love in the post. Steve also mentions the O’Reilly Velocity conference that I was tempted to attend last year. I [...]
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MIX09 - Save 40% (Hurry)
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Big discount for the first 200 people to register for MIX09 with the code MIXspecial1: Get in for $795 USD.  Regular prices: EARLY BIRD Conference Registration: $1,195 USD After January 15th, Full Conference Registration: $1,395 USD Workshops Registration: [...]
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Oxite Open Source ASP.NET MVC Project
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The team behind Channel 9, Channel 8, Channel 10, TechNet Edge, and Mix Online have released an open source blogging / basic content management platform called Oxite. In addition to the core blogging features you’d expect, Oxite is a full working example of ASP.NET MVC in action! And it’s from the real world:  Oxite powers the MIX [...]
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Posted: Dec 10 2008, 09:50 PM by dhatchard
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Silverlight Leads to Netflix Staff Reduction
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From the Nextflix VP of Corporate Communications: For those of you who watch movies instantly on your PC or Mac, you may have noticed our player is much easier to install and use now with Silverlight. The good news is fewer problems for you. The bad news is that we are now overstaffed with technical specialists [...]
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Are You Fussy About Markup?
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If you’re fussy about markup formatting, check out Daniel Crenna’s Dimebrain Markup Tamer on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/DimebrainMarkupTamer Dimebrain Markup Tamer is a Visual Studio Add-In that allows easy markup formatting for ASP.NET, WPF, and Silverlight developers.
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A Conference for Technical Training?
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If you want some hardcore technical training, do you go to a conference? I don’t. There’s so much great content available online. Much of it is free. And you can digest exactly what you need and skip things that are irrelevant to your immediate needs. But conferences are incredibly valuable. I have had many "aha!" moments [...]
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What Laptop Do You Use?
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What laptop are you using right now?  Do you love it or hate it?  What’s good about it?  What’s bad?  Are you shopping for a new one?  What are you considering? My current laptop is a 15.4" MacBook Pro running Vista x64.  I have my eye on a Dell E6400.
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Posted: Sep 19 2008, 08:49 AM by dhatchard
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Silverlight Line of Business Applications
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I just posted the most recent episode of Devcasting.  I interviewed speaker and blogger Dan Crenna about building line of business applications with Microsoft Silverlight. http://devcasting.com/index.php/2008/09/15/devcasting-15-silverlight-lob-applications/
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Posted: Sep 15 2008, 11:16 PM by dhatchard
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