.NET and everything nice
Well, I am finally making the jump. With the help of Scott's great blogging engine .Text and the guys at SecureWebs I have a new website and blog up and running. All of my future posts will be found over there, and hopefully with Scott's help I will figure out a way to import all my old posts from here. (otherwise they will still be available here)
I have been planning on moving out on my own for a long time, it does not have anything to do with the GotDotNet folks coming over here... I think they will only make this site that much better. The reason I am moving is because I have been wanting to blog about more personal things, but I have held back because I did not want to pollute the main feed.
I thought about keeping this blog here and cross posting .NET feeds, but the main feed is busy enough and it annoys me when I read something twice in my aggregator, so I won't subject anyone else to that pain. Thanks to Scott W. for the awesome blogging engine and starting this community in the first place.
This might be the last .NET Nightly on this blog, if everything goes well with setting up my blog over on my new server then tommorrows .NET Nightly will be found over there, I will post the url for the new blog over here when it is ready though.
- Avalon Screen Saver Contest winners available - Very cool, need to check these out on the longhorn install. (via Marco Russo)
- FeedDemon 1.0 Goes Gold - About time, cause I got $30 (or however much it is going to cost) burning a hole in my pocket.
- Chapter 2: Preparing for "Longhorn" - Nice Article with alot on SOA and services in general.
How bout a couple links?
- Automating Supply Chain Operations in Order Systems - Biztalk 2k2, EAI, Web Services, and ASP.NET.
- Stress Testing: Using Modular Stress Test to Test Platforms and Components - Stress Testing Windows CE applications.
- Longhorn SDK Annotations - A article on O'Reilly about the annotations service that I mentioned yesterday
You know, the more and more detached the technology we use the easier it is to have "internet" or "telephone" tough guys... these are people who are willing to be complete assholes to people they don't know, especially if they can do it anonymously. I have to believe that most of the people who will leave crappy comments or be an asshole on the phone, would never do that face to face. (either because the person is "real" then, or because they don't want to get there ass kicked)
- Annotations Service - The newest thing posted on MSDN lab, this is the service used when you post comments on something in the longhorn SDK, and apparantly you can load external RSS feeds as well.
- Understanding Microsoft's Caching Application Block - Good article on one of the more neglected application blocks. (via Colt Kwong)
- Using NDoc with .NET CF - I wish I had more time to mess around with the .NET CF (via Nino the Mobile Pimp)
My new hard drive arrived today, ready and waiting for Longhorn to be installed, too bad that it is in Cincinnati and I am in Cleveland.
- Crafting Smartphone User Interfaces Using .NET Compact Framework - More cool smartphone development stuff, if only there was a smartphone that ran 2003 available in the US.
- Database Documentation Generation in CodeSmith - Very cool! Another interesting use for CodeSmith.
and that's all I have tonight..
I have finally put the gears n motion to move my blog to its own home, I am debating between completely moving my blog and continuing to cross post to my blog here. I think because it is getting so busy over here I will not add any more noise and just move my blog... but we will see.
- Shadowfax - A service oriented reference architecture being built by Microsoft.
- Smartphone Developer Kit - Includes a pre-commercial phone, but what are the specs already? (via frankarr's place)
- Develop for Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone Using the .NET Compact Framework - Now I just need a smartphone with 2003 (hint: not the motorola)
- Examining the skmMenu Server Control - Scott Mitchell throws down 28 pages of server control goodness.
The laptop I installed Longhorn on sucks big time, so I ordered a new hard drive (which finally shipped) for my current laptop and I am going to try that out and see how it works. I did not want to have to haul two laptops around anway, so it works out for the best in the end. (And much cheaper than buying another system)
- DirectX Next On The Way - I wonder if this will be what we see on the XBox 2
- Using Http Modules to Combat Leeching - Interesting idea on how to stop people from leeching your images and resources.
- Visual Studio .NET 2003 Automation Samples - Code samples that show how to build macros, wizards, and add-ins, very cool!
I got MSDN Magazine in the mail today and was excited to see an article on Longhorn (written by Dino Esposito), an article on Indigo (by Don Box), and one on Avalon (by Charles Petzold)... it does not get much better than this.
- Tablet UML - First release is now available for download and purchase, looks very awesome.
- A First Look at Writing and Deploying Apps in the Next Generation of Windows - The only article from this month's MSDN magazine currently available online.
- Visual XPath - Nice looking XPath tool. (via Scott)
Looks like a bunch of the gotdotnet folks are moving there blogs over here, very cool! I guess they are all just jealous of our sweet .Text blogging sofrware.
- Maximizing .NET Performance - A new book from our friends at Apress and Nick Wienholt.
- Win 32 API Timers for .NET - Not sure what the time resolution of this method is vs. the QueryPerformanceCounter, but I need to find out.
- Java Versus .NET - SDTimes has on article on how it will most likely be Java and .NET instead of Java vs. .NET (via TheServerSide)
I think all holidays should be on a Thursday and involve a mandatory Friday off, this would be good for all of human kind.
- divil.co.uk Windows Forms Controls - These look awesome, and they are free.
- Dino Esposito's WebLog - Awesome! I guess he got tired of people telling him to blog.
- Exploring the Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit - Joel Semenuik walks you through best of this awesome resource.