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This blog as moved (Dec. 2003)
Steven Smith at Vermont .NET Feb 9th and Montreal GUVSM Feb 10th
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Posted: Feb 03 2004, 11:13 PM by jlerman | with 1 comment(s)
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Bringing the Whidbey BCL Message to the masses

Sharing my revelation over here

Posted: Jan 22 2004, 03:09 PM by jlerman | with no comments
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Why I need to learn WSE2
and why you will probably want to also... more here
Awesome looking webcast series to bring VB6ers into the .NET fold

Are you or do you know a VB6 programmer who is still worried about the leap, learning curve, etc. to .NET? To me the most daunting thing was not wanting to just do things the VB6 way when I moved to .NET. I didn't want to be just another mort. Well this looks like a REALLY promising series of webcasts that takes VB6 devs by the hand and shows them the real meat of .NET. Quoting Duncan MacKenzie

A series of 15 webcasts & lab exercises for the VB6 programmer... (see the full list here)

MSDN Webcast: Program Execution in the 21st Century - Level 200
2/3/2004 1:00 PM - 2/3/2004 2:30 PM Live Meeting Webcast

This is the first webcast in the 15 part series “Modern Software Development in .NET Using Visual Basic”.

Developers shouldn’t miss this opportunity to examine the following topics with renowned author Joe Hummel, PhD: Virtual machines, sandboxes, garbage collection; Class libraries; Execution in .NET: CLR, FCL, JIT compilation, GAC; Quick discussion of application designs: monolithic vs. component-based

Presenter: Joe Hummel, PhD. DevelopMentor instructor and course author, DevelopMentor

I will be making sure that not only everyone in my user group knows about this, but I will use my INETA connection to get this out to all user group leaders around the world.


Posted: Jan 16 2004, 01:34 PM by jlerman | with no comments
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The Disappearing Form Designer

Every once in a while, while working on a windows app in VS.NET2003, I lose the design view of a particular form. The solution Explorer only displays it as a class and there is no way to access the design view of the form. The components all still exist in the code. It's a little bit of a heart stopper. But then removing and then readding the project from the solution brings back the form. 'Sup with that?

[syndicated from Julia Lerman's Don't Be Iffy Blog. Please refer and comment here]

Posted: Jan 15 2004, 09:59 AM by jlerman | with 10 comment(s)
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E-Week: Mass Softents Stance on Proprietary Software

(reposting due to timestamp issues from cross-post)

You saw it here first, but Darryl Taft has done a little more research and has more details in this e-week article.

[syndicated from Julia Lerman's Don't Be Iffy Blog. Please refer and comment here]

A .NET Poem

(reposting to weblogs due to time stamp issues from cross-post)

I have been looking at the BCL a lot lately in preparation for a presentation on What's new in the Base Class Library for Whidbey that I am doing at EdgeEast and at DevTeach.

Ever since K.C. pointed to this brilliant visualization of Tom Lehrer's “The Elements“ song, I have been hoping someone with more talents than I would attack it from the CLR perspective. But alas. Here is my first crack at it:

System, data, SQL Client, Text and XML
Reflection and Collections, Port and Diagnostic hell
Windows Forms and Drawing, Web, U.I. and WebControl
and Timers, Threading, Logging. I.O., Ports and Protocols
Security, Cryptography, Discovery, Transactions
Configuration, Interop and Serial-i-zation
I don't know what's come over me, this constant revelation
It seems it's from a lethal redpill/koolaid combination

ok - lame ending but hey, I gotta get back to work

[syndicated from Julia Lerman's Don't Be Iffy Blog. Please refer and comment here]

Posted: Jan 14 2004, 11:45 AM by jlerman | with no comments
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Massachusetts backs off on Open Source policy

A few months ago there was a proposal in the works for the state of Massachusetts that looked like someone was trying to force Mass to use “Open Standards and Open Source” software only and not get locked into licensing etc. (my interpretation of lengthy legal document...) This is pretty scary for a LOT of people, developers, Microsoft, etc. Just out of curiosity, I checked over on that site again today and coincidentally, they posted their official policy yesterday. They have split “Open Standards and Open Source” into separate policies and renamed Open Source to Acquisition, where they now strongly encourage the consideratoin of open source and freeware, but they do still have proprietary software on the top of their list. Phew!

Read more here:

[Please refer and comment on the www.julialermaninc.com/blog]

(I swear I am going to stop cross-posting soon, but I don't want this to get lost)

Posted: Jan 13 2004, 06:01 PM by jlerman | with 1 comment(s)
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First Full Working Ink Blogging Application

bummer - this is what I get for working instead of playing on BLInk! Well, being first wasn't my intention. I was just experimenting, really.

Seem's like Loren's got a winner. Here's what Peter (aka Tabula PC) has to say about it.

Posted: Jan 13 2004, 04:20 PM by jlerman | with 1 comment(s)
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