February 2004 - Posts
Codeguru has a new design, quite nice and of course a lot of articles.
Not really geeky but good fun :-))
A new technology to change a printing image on a billboard with the weather dry or not :-))
Check by yourself (i didn't dare to post the pictures in this blog by respect to the whole Janet Jackson story :-))
I wish I could see some improvements in the future version of SQL Server and .Net about their dependances.
I try to explain. In SQL Server if something happen to one of your database, whatever the catching error system you implement, you finish all the time by broken your beloved .Net application.
A good example is the identity field which is linked to an index key. This is a typical case where if you destroy the index, you lose the identity feature, and kaboom you trigger by accident an error on your application.
This is also true if you import export tables from one server to another.
Is it possible with Yukon to 'lock' the database design ? I like the Apple way to implement a lock in OS X settings, where you can lock/unlock the panel (if you are the administrator) and then up to you to change what ever you want.
Today I know I can implement some triggers in my database, but if you look at the big picture I think it could be a good idea to protect some long hours of database design.
Funny post from Paul. Welcome to Kafka land :-)
So my wife's been working out with a personal trainer at the health club we belong to through work. Yesterday, we get a call from the trainer saying that she can't meet with Andy because we cancelled Andy's membership with the health club, which is odd because we hadn't. So I called the health club this morning and they told me that they cancelled my wife's membership because Microsoft told me that I was cancelling my membership! So I called the Microsoft benefits line and they informed me that they cancelled my health club membership because the HR system says that I'm resigning from Microsoft this Friday!
Is there some memo I didn't get?
I'm sure that some wires got crossed somewhere between me and Paul Vijijlkj or whoever is quitting on Friday and it'll all be straightened out in short order. But it's just another Brazil-esque reminder of how technology can take on a life of it's own. Glad I figured this out through the health club ahead of time and not when my next paycheck didn't show up or my cardkey stopped working...
From Paul Vick
Paul Vick started a thread to provide a better understanding on a bug Roy mentioned earlier.
Very interesting, the first part is about background compilation.
From Paul's post:
Roy points to Philip’s complaint that VB still exhibits problems with multi-language solutions that have been around since the VS 2002 beta. Philip’s completely correct, and the explanation of why this bug still hasn’t been fixed even though we’ve known about it since before VS 2002 shipped bears some explanation. Specifically, the problem is with a mistake we made when designing our background compilation system a very long time ago. Since I’ve been asked more than a few times about how background compilation works, this is an excellent chance to delve into that subject. So let me talk about background compilation for a while and then we’ll get back to Philip’s bug.
This is great news for Ireland and Education (and also good one for my agency).
The Government announced yesterday the agreement to provide Broadband access for all Irish schools !
The but on this story is the blur surrounding the applications around this. The thing I am sure enough is that the site Scoilnet I developed will surely be upgraded to include more 'heavy' content like videos or live conferences.
The other good thing is the project to provide each school with a website (imagine something like 4000 .Net websites!).
But I am a bit concern about the OS schools will implement. The person here in charge of the project (and of course not an IT :-( ) seem to push too quickly on a sort of Linux platform.
Help Microsoft ! I don't want to be a Linux developer :-))
I disagree in the sense that no really technical analysis has been done on the feasibility and the support of such a project like that. We talk here about 4200 schools !
Thankfully I know that Microsoft are on the ranks for this project, and I hope we can have at the end the same infrastructure they were able to build in Northern Ireland.
Anyway that's really a boost for this country and new technologies.
From Jcx.SoftwarePHP Integration with Visual Studio
Develop php applications from within Visual Studio.Net 2003. This product lets you build, edit and deploy php applications using the familiar interface of the most popular IDE in the market.
Contrary to other PHP IDE products, VS.Php leverages the familiar interface of Microsoft Visual Studio.Net 2003 allowing PHP developers leverage all the features Visual Studio.Net 2003 provides. No need to learn a new IDE interface or tools.
Via DotNetJunkie XL on the 7th Floor
I am not sure if this is for real or a good fake, but if it's true Microsoft changed a lot since :-)
UPDATE: Thanks to Karl to confirm it's real. You can learn more on the history of Microsoft website by clicking here. Cool stuff.
Via: Benjamin J.J. Voigt
Nemerle is a new hybrid (functional, object-oriented and imperative) programming language for the .NET platform.
Key features of the language include:
- C#-like syntax,
- easy to use object system (derived directly from the .NET),
- easy access to both functional and imperative features,
- powerful code-generating macros,
- pattern matching,
- static and on-demand dynamic typing,
- type inference.
Like Roy I did also the test:
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