April 2005 - Posts
Funny how quickly you get used to new features. Looking at a map on a web site, I found myself trying to drag the map with the mouse, à la Google Maps
Conclusion: even if at first sight some features may look like gadgets, your mind can get addicted to them anyway and they become key differentiating features.
In case you need to host your code online, mostly for open source projects, here are some providers you can try:
- http://www.tigris.org (Subversion and CVS)
- http://developer.berlios.de (Subversion and CVS)
- http://wdevs.com (Vault)
- http://freepository.com (CVS)
- http://sourceforge.net (Subversion and CVS, often reported as slow)
- http://community.java.net/projects (for Java project obviously)
- http://www.sourcehosting.net (CVS, not free)
- http://www.projxpert.com (Subversion)
- http://wush.net (Subversion, not free)
- http://www.cvsdude.org (Subversion and CVS)
- http://www.projectlocker.com (Subversion and CVS, not free)
- http://www.bitkeeper.com/Hosted.html (BitKeeper)
- http://forge.novell.com (Subversion and CVS)
- https://opensvn.csie.org (Subversion)
- http://www.hosted-projects.com (Subversion)
- http://www.codeplex.com (Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Subversion)
- http://www.devguard.com (Subversion, not free)
- http://www.assembla.com (Subversion)
- http://www.orcsweb.com/hosting/sourcegearvault.aspx (Vault, not free)
- http://www.dynamsoft.com/Products/SAWhosted_Overview.aspx (SourceAnywhere)
- http://www.codespaces.com (Subversion)
- http://svnrepository.com (Subversion, not free)
- http://sharpforge.org and http://sharpforge.com (Subversion)
- http://www.projecthut.com (Subversion, not free)
- http://xp-dev.com (Subversion)
- http://sliksvn.com (Subversion)
- http://code.google.com/projecthosting (Subversion)
- http://www.scmsoftwareconfigurationmanagement.com (SCM Anywhere)
- http://www.scmsoftwareconfigurationmanagement.com (SourceAnywhere)
- http://www.a2hosting.com (Subversion and CVS, not free)
- http://beanstalkapp.com (Subversion)
- Not all accept closed source projects.
- Not all support binary releases.
- Most offer more services than just source code hosting: forums, bug tracking, task management, project web site, etc.
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If you've already handled unhandled exceptions in your Windows Forms applications, your probably know the Application.ThreadException
This event is simple to use, but cannot be used to handle exceptions thrown in threads other than the main thread.
If you are working with multiple threads, you can take a look at this short article that shows how to handle unhandled exceptions for multithreaded Windows Forms applications
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It's interesting to know what "American English" a "European French" speaks...
Your Linguistic Profile:
|50% General American English|
|0% Upper Midwestern|
David Esparza-Guerrero has a trick to simulate multiple inheritance in C#
. This is not a perfect solution, but it's interesting to look at.
Too bad we can't use the same approach (using the implicit operator
) to have classes implement interfaces by delegation just like Delphi does with the implements keyword
. Compiler error CS0552 states that "You cannot create a user-defined conversion to or from an interface" :-(
I've been following the discussions about microISVs
for a little while now, and there are some good sites on the subject.
microISVs are usually one-developer Independent Software Vendor companies.
A good place for discussions is The Business of Software
, hosted by Joel on Software
and Eric Sink
For news and other resources, you can visit microISV.com
For articles on the subject, you
should read Eric Sink
's great articles:
If you like to travel, this is for you...
This is great software with endless possiblities. You can follow satellites, view planets in real-time, watch eclipses back in time, etc.
Celestia is a free space simulation software that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.
All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.
Celestia is expandable. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.
There is a new date for the release of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, and this time it is no April Fool's stupid joke
According to http://www.microsoft.com/emea/msdn/betaexperience/
, we should have something in our hands the 25th of April.
This is for EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa), so there may be releases sooner for other regions.
What can you expect from the Beta Experience?
- Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2
- Team Foundation Server Beta 2
- WeFly247 training DVD
- SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition Community Technology Preview
- The Beta Experience newsletter (6-weekly, terminated with the launch of the final version of Visual Studio 2005)
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