September 2003 - Posts
Sorry, but twice in one day?
First Duncan Mackenzie admits to “girlish giggling” over some new geek toy he just got.
Then it was Shawn Morrissey, “giggling like a little girl” over the PBS production of Brian Green's mind-boggling string theory!
Giggling like the girl that I am...
I'm really excited to have been asked to mentor a developer who is moving a large VB6 app over to VB.NET that will be used by 300+ people. She has already done a chunk of the work, but wants to make sure she implements the right tools and technologies as she attacks some more pieces of the project. I have been doing .NET production apps for Winforms and asp.net for over a year now (not including my pet projects like my own website and the vermont .net site and even an overkill user-control laden, database driven doggie website for a friend in Paris). So it will be nice to share what I have learned and what I am constantly learning through the blog community and other places.
Noting Mary Jo Foley's mention of “new things in Whidbey”, I wonder how many people mention these technologies without having any idea what the heck they are? I'm not trying to put the onus on Mary Jo on this, she's a reporter, not a developer. Well, to ensure that you are well-informed for you next cocktail party, you can read this article on Generics by Jason Clark in the September MSDN Mag. And this C# Programming Language Futures Features article by Microsoft's Prashant Sridharan, drills into iterators pretty comprehensively.
I live in Vermont and run a user group in Vermont. It's a .NET User Gruop - www.vtdotnet.org.
So that's why this post belongs in my .NET web log. (heh)
I am taking pictures of the view from my house as the leaves change. YOu can watch here as I post new pics. It's getting yummy.
You have to read this. Stephen you rule! If anyone knows anything about winter hiking, mountaineering, has read any everest books (especially those that came out of the '96 tragedy) it will make this that much more impressive. I am proud to count Stephen as a friend. And now not feeling so bad that we couldn't quite keep up with him hiking on Mt. Mansfield last winter! I'd like to remind him that he couldn't keep up with Karen on her new snowshoes that day!! :-)
Wondering why such an off-topic post? Stephen is an MSDN Regional Director, a co-leader of the NYC .NET Developer Group, speaker at many conferences eg TechEd, etc.
As John Bristowe gets closer and closer to his Web Services Edge conference presentation on WSE 2.0, he is using his blog to collect his thoughts and revelations about WSE2. He has a lot of posts on the topic, so check them out. The talk is tomorrow morning. If you are going to the show, check out his session. He will kill me for saying this, but he is a
really really bright guy and I am definitely wowed oh, let's just say, slightly impressed by his depth of knowledge of web services.
(edited to appease John :-) )
it's been pouring all day. I finally got geeky enough to hang out in the living room with my laptop on wifi using the remote desktop function to work directly on my development box that is directly below me one story. Even though I have a great space downstairs for an office and almost the same view, there's something nice about not feeling trapped in the office on a Sunday, but still being productive.
Before I decided I could not miss PDC, I admit I would roll my eyes with every new declaration that folks made as they registered for the conference. My decision was more about the fact that I have been to 3 conferences already in the past year yet my husband and I have not gone on one vacation. But I finally gave in when the abstracts were published. However, now I feel a little guilty talking about how excited I am when there are people that I know really want to go and it is too difficult due to the fact that they are SO far away that the travel, alone, is out of the question, much less the cost of the conference. I was fortunate enough to leverage frequent flyer miles, a good hotel deal and finding a great roommate to make it work financially. And vacation? Well, I DO live in Vermont. So I will just have to count all of the great things I get to do during my daily life as mini-vacations, I suppose.
With so much talk about the PDC, I haven't seen much about the WSE conference in Santa Clara next week.
My pal and fellow INETA volunteer, John Bristowe is starting out the conference (8:30am first day) doing a talk on WSE2.0.
“Web Services Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE) v2.0 is a class library that augments the .NET Framework to provide an implementation of advanced Web service specifications such as WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, WS-Security, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-SecureConversation, and WS-Trust. This session highlights support for these specifications while examining many new features, which include an extensible framework for policy enforcement and SOAP messaging. Take advantage of the future by learning how to incorporate WSE v2.0 in your applications quickly and easily“
John refers to himself as a plumber. Like my other pal, Ali Aghareza, he focuses on how the framework works, and just understands things at that deep level way better than folks like me who are cranking out applications and being a jack of all trades.
geeze I don't even care about this stuff, but not one mention all day?
Look what you geeks can see on t.v. tonight
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