July 2003 - Posts

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Why Edit & Continue is a bad thing by FransBouma

Why Edit and continue is a bad style of developing software and it is therefore a Good Thing the C# team isn't spending precious time on that feature but is spending time on other features which do matter. ...
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What's new in Yukon by FransBouma

Tim Anderson interviewed Euan Garden, Microsoft's Product Unit Manager for SqlServer tools about Yukon. Read the whole interview [ here ].
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To Entity.Save() or not to Entity.Save()? by FransBouma

Yesterday, Jimmy Nilsson blogged about an interesting dilemma. I'll quote a snippet from his blog: Assume you have a domain model instance for a customer and the customer has a number of orders. In the user interface the user adds a new order for the...
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So Microsoft, when is VS.NET 2002's service pack released? by FransBouma

When VS.NET 2003 was announced, Microsoft made it clear that it wasn't a service pack for VS.NET 2002 you had to pay for, it was a new release and that they'd release a service pack for VS.NET 2002 'shortly' after the release of VS.NET 2003. Well... it...
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CLS Compliance testing is useless by FransBouma

After reading Patrick Steele's blog about the failure of CLS Compliance testing in VB.NET, I thought he was wrong, because he uses UInt32 as type, which is a native system type (i.e. a .NET type: System.UInt32). However, he was right. The C# compiler...
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The Blob! by FransBouma

Microsoft Research is busy using inkblobs to construct strong passwords that are easy to remember. Very interesting read. Go to the article by clicking [ here ]. Edit: when viewing the images, also read this slashdot posting which sums up the things that...
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Get rid of the 'file' concept for sourcecode! by FransBouma

After the recent sourcecode control debate I started thinking: why on earth are we still using the 'file' as the base unit to store sourcecode in? The whole 'file' concept is pretty bad and limiting when it comes to sourcecode control, code reuse and...
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It's not Visual SourceSafe's v^Hfault by FransBouma

Lately, some people started blogging about a new source control system, Vault. I haven't used it, nor am I intending to do so. The reason is not that I don't like Vault or Eric Sink, but because I don't have problems with what I currently use, Visual...
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LLBLGen v1.21 has been released! (Mostly bugfixes) by FransBouma

A new LLBLGen v1.x has been released today! Version 1.21.2003.712 to be exact, is a QFE (Quick Fix Engineering) release, which means only minor new features are added and for the rest just bugfixes. This is the final release, no more updates will be released...
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Collecting event handler / delegate garbage by FransBouma

The .NET's garbage collector (GC) is a wonderful thing: you simply instantiate objects and when they're out of scope and / or no reference is known to those instances, they get cleaned up and you don't have to worry. At least... in most cases. There are...
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