As everyone and their brother in the development community knows, Microsoft has killed off the standalone version of WinFS for Windows. Instead, they are going to integrate WinFS with Sql Server or something else and come out with a better product that will.........blah, blah, blah.
I honestly have to say, so what. Personally, I am glad that they have pulled. Have you ever used Lookout to do full-text searching in Outlook? It is painful to see the processor on my laptop spike to 100% for hours as it tries to reindex my email. Ever had a system run a full text index in sql server. Thats another situation where the processor spikes to 100% for a long time (even when its setup up correctly). Thanks, but I think I'll keep my processor. WinFS on the desktop is probably just too much to handle for today's processors.
- Personal Update
- Work with Atlas
- Getting a 4th degree black belt.
- Real Consultant work with Atlas
- Atlas control Toolkit (http://blogs.msdn.com/sburke)
- My atlas Password Strength Extender control
- Listener shout out to Peter Tassell
- Web Load testing
- Load testing for 10,000 concurrent users
- Visual Studio Team Test, Perfmon, Excel
- Strengths/likes, difficulties
- Why 10,000 concurrent users?
- Ideal setup of test rig
- Setting up controllers, test agents
- Automated recording and gathering of test data
- Scheduling tips
- Personal Update
I just ran across these the other day and I have to post about. It looks like Russ Fustino (mostly Russ) and Joe Healy are producing videos of some of the Code Camps that they are involved with. Wow, are they into community or what?!? I love the music that Russ puts with them.
Doug came to Knoxville and did a really good talk on Multi-threading in .NET. I have uploaded his sample code and presentation to my site, if you are interested in reading it.
Doug Turnure, a Microsoft Developer Evangelist in Atlanta, came to Knoxville and did a talk on Multithreading in .NET. I've always enjoyed Doug's talks and this was no exception. In March in Atlanta, I listened to Doug talk about interfaces and really enjoyed it. Doug takes these complicated concepts and breaks them down into really simple items. I didn't know this, but Doug had previously worked at Developmentor. I guess that's why he is pretty good at explaining these concepts, he has worked as an instructor doing that. To go one step further, I think that Atlanta, which is where Doug is based, is outside of his georgraphic area as a MS DE.
copyied from: http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/archive/2006/06/27/87.aspx
I have been working with writing an interpretor for converting AS400 graphics to create images in .NET. There is an RPG program out on the AS400 / iSeries that generates the necessary files. There are a couple of things that I have found out.
- You can use named parameters to call a stored procedure using V5R3 of the IBM Client Access Software.
you get an error like: "The stored procedure cannot be found in
SYSPROCS. Unable to derive parameters." This most likely means that
the necessary stored procedure to map the RPG program to an iSeries DB2
stored procedure is not there. Basically, if you can't see it in the
IBM Operations Navigator, it doesn't exist. You will need to set that
up. This may also be the case if you don't have the proper security to
get at the stored procedure. Another common error that we got that was
similar to the error above is:
SQL0204 OER4016A in DIST4000C type *N not found.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the
current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information
about the error and where it originated in the code.
Exception Details: IBM.Data.DB2.iSeries.iDB2SQLErrorException: SQL0204
OER4016A in DIST4000C type *N not found.
- The iSeries uses a different set of terminology than Sql Server, Oracle, and other traditional client server databases. This is due to its legacy of being around before the widespread use of the sql language. As a result, the terminology is different. There are several items of interest to not. A "file" is a table. A "library" is a database. And on and on.
- Remember that you are going through the database subsystem when you use the iSeries .NET Data Provider. As a result, if you can't see things there or do things, you can't do anything.
June 27, 2006 - http://www.865got.net/
Microsoft has just released a copy of the June CTP.
My post about my webcast on Atlas has been easily eclipsed by the funny post about the David Yack picture regarding the number of page views. In addition, the webcast was posted on Thursday and the picture post was posted on Friday around midnight. What does that say about us?
Its that day again....................
It looks like everyone's favorite .NET TV anchor (Jason Salas) has won the award for having the best online web site for small markets.
I did a webcast on Atlas for my publisher Wiley / Wrox earlier this week. It has just been posted at:
You will be able to get a copy of our book at amazon.
Update: There was an extra space in the url that was screwing things up. Its fixed now.
Apparently, there are some major bugs in COM+ in Windows 2003. Not only does the application that I support and maintain (somebody else wrote it), but I just found out this week that another application that I was involved with writing that uses COM+ has problems. Both apps ran on Windows 2000, but under Windows 2003, they both seem to have problems. In talking to Microsoft Support, I am thinking the problem is COM+. There seem to be too many issues listed in the Support Knowledge Base that require a call to Support for a Hotfix for my taste.
While I don't agree with Frans all the time, I do agree with him regarding the .NET 2.0 SP1. Holding on shipping that until 2007 is not the best idea in the world. What's wrong with shipping updates every quarter? Every 6 months? Pick your favorite regular timeframe.
We've never seen a SP for VS.NET 2003(for .NET 1.1 yes, but not VS.NET 2k3), which is a major problem for me given that it still reports an error when you specify the AssociatedControlId to a label. Would someone please explain why there has been no update to VS.NET 2003? What about the Whidbey versions of VS.NET and .NET?
When I hear someone talk about WCF, I think back to the early days of COM+ all of the time. In 97, 98, and 99, Microsoft told everyone to use MTS, the predecessor to COM+. Microsoft pushed this so much, I felt like COM+ was the answer to my constipation problems. Speaking from experience, it was a total disaster. Most applications did not need the features of COM+, yet the hype machine continued to push it on me. It was everywhere. "Enterprise level apps need COM+" seemed to be all that I heard for about 18 months. Using the features of COM+, I obediently built some applications. Each of these applications exposed the same problem in MTS, that database access results in an isolation leve of serializable by default and that the overhead of a COM+ object is not trivial.
I have a couple of suggestions/requests for the various .NET teams at Microsoft.
I'm up in DC this week and next. I'll be staying over the weekend. I put in an email to GAD asking if needed a fill-in speaker for the code camp. It looks like I'll be speaking at 5:15 on the subject of Building Section 508 Apps with ASP.NET. Please come by and say hello.
This is a joke. It is not real.
It says it in print so it must be true.
Thanks to David Silverlight for the newspaper cutout of the story. I had missed this completely. Cross posted from: http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/archive/2006/06/04/44.aspx
Update: I am LMAO at a few people that think this is true. They have lit up my IM.
Some of you might know Joe Healy. Joe is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist for Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. I met Joe last October in Birmingham at the Alabama Code Camp. Since then, he has been really helpful to me on. It amazes me at how helpful he has been to me inspite of the fact that I am in Knoxville, TN, which is not in his area. If you ever get a chance to meet this guy, it is definitely worth your time. Joe has asked me to speak at some of the Code Camps in Florida as well as some of the User Groups there. I really appreciate his thinking of me. Just this week, Joe emailed me about returning the favor. He asked if I was getting speakers for either Memphis (August) or Nashville (October) and he would return the favor by coming up if necessary. Well, I am only a speaker at both, not an organizer or volunteer. I thought, what a great guy and what a great gesture from Joe.