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IE8 Release Candidate available for download

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:28:00 +0000

You may have noticed already, but the RC1 release of Internet Explorer 8 is now available for download at this location. Internet Explorer 8 offers the following new features: Accellerators. Makes it easier to map directions, translate words, send email, etc. Learn more InPrivate Browsing. IE 8 will not store history information, if you don’t […]

If Microsoft is so good at testing, why does your software suck?

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:51:28 +0000

I was triggered to read a blog post by James Whittaker, software architect at Microsoft, through an article in Computable, a Dutch IT magazine. The dutch article was a short interview with James Whittaker about his work at Microsoft and for Visual Studio 10. He mentioned the title of his blog post to show that […]

Sleepless in Seattle

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:58:20 +0000

This week I’m in Seattle as part of LEAP 2009, a Microsoft program for Dutch IT architects. Purpose of this program is to increase knowledge on Microsoft’s vision on technical architecture, the future of software technology and enhancing architects knowledge of Microsoft’s product range. We’re the guests of Microsoft for a three day conference at […]

What the f**k..

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:10:00 +0000

I see a lot of code from other developers and every now and then you see some real gems. Today I was looking at a query to see if and how it could be optimised. One of the things I did was look at the query plan to see if indexes were used for various joins. One […]

How to: Delete rows from a table using a join on a second table

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:43:00 +0000

In my current project, we have a tables where the primary key consists of two values. Based on the result of a query, we needed to delete a few rows from that table. The query returned the two key values and we needed to join that information in the delete statement. It’s not rocket science, […]

Have you heard of MinWin yet?

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 07:29:00 +0000

On October 13, Eric Traut from the Core Virtual Machine Team at Microsoft’s Core OS Division, gave a presentation about the vritualization technology Microsoft currently has to offer. The full presentation can be seen here and takes about an hour. During the presentation, he talks about various versions of windows, among which Windows 7. He demonstrates […]

CopySourceAsHTML 3.0 has been released

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 21:02:00 +0000

Everyone who pastes code into his or her blog has probably used it. If you haven’t, then you have to check it out. It allows you to copy code into your blogpost almost instantly, and produces things like this: /// /// Gets or sets the name of the server. /// /// The name […]

How to – Create a missing designer.cs file

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 09:49:00 +0000

I was running into this just now and found a quick way to solve it, so I just posted it for future reference. I have an ASP.Net web application project in .Net 2.0 which was migrated from .Net 1.1 some time ago. I noticed that a few aspx pages did not have a designer.cs file. […]

Syntax error? Really?!?!

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:44:00 +0000

In my current project, we have adopted Microsoft StyleCop as a tool to make sure everyone sticks to the same style of coding. One of the things we currently incorporate in our daily work is making sure our existing code conforms to the rules we agreed on. Today however, StyleCop refused to check a class […]

Thank you, Lutz Roeder

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:47:00 +0000

I just received an email from Lutz Roeder informing the users of Reflector that he decided to explore new opportunities. He has reached an agreement with RedGate software to continue work on Reflector. From his email: I have reached an agreement to have Red Gate Software continue the development of .NET Reflector. Red Gate has […]